(1)   That which is responsible for one's thoughts and feelings; the seat of the faculty of reason
"His mind wandered"
"I couldn't get his words out of my head"
(2)   Knowledge and intellectual ability
"He reads to improve his mind"
"He has a keen intellect"
(3)   Attention
"Don't pay him any mind"
(4)   Recall or remembrance
"It came to mind"
(5)   An opinion formed by judging something
"He was reluctant to make his judgment known"
"She changed her mind"
(6)   Your intention; what you intend to do
"He had in mind to see his old teacher"
"The idea of the game is to capture all the pieces"
(7)   An important intellectual
"The great minds of the 17th century"


(8)   Keep in mind
(9)   Be concerned with or about something or somebody
(10)   Be on one's guard; be cautious or wary about; be alert to
"Beware of telephone salesmen"
(11)   Be offended or bothered by; take offense with, be bothered by
"I don't mind your behavior"
(12)   Be in charge of or deal with
"She takes care of all the necessary arrangements"
(13)   Pay close attention to; give heed to
"Heed the advice of the old men"


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  1. The ability for rational thought.
    Despite advancing age his mind was still as sharp as ever.
  2. The ability to be aware of things.
    There was no doubt in his mind that they would win.
  3. The ability to remember things.
    My mind just went blank.
  4. The ability to focus the thoughts.
    I can’t keep my mind on what I’m doing.
  5. Somebody that embodies certain mental qualities.
    He was one of history’s greatest minds.
  6. Judgment, opinion, or view.
    He changed his mind after hearing the speech.
  7. Desire, inclination, or intention.
    She had a mind to go to Paris.
    A mind to the madness.
  8. A healthy mental state.
    I, ______ being of sound mind and body, do hereby...
    You are losing your mind.
  9. The spirit of consciousness regarded as an aspect of reality.
    In the philosophy of mind, dualism is about the relationship between mind and matter.



  1. To pay attention to.
    Mind the gap.
    Mind one’s manners.
    Mind you, she's very able.
  2. To care, to object, to have a contrary opinion.
    I don’t mind.
  3. To look after, to take care of.
    Would you mind my bag for me?
  4. To remember.

Usage notes

  • In sense 2. this is a catenative verb that takes the gerund (-ing). See Appendix:English catenative verbs