Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

Comprehensive
Dictionary Suite
Help
Help
Help
 
   
Display options
Show syllables
Show Lookup History
Double-Click Lookup
  Show Spanish support
 
Pronunciation
Wordsmyth
  Phonics
  IPA
 
Entry formats
Standard
  Classic
 
Lookup History
mind

mind

 
pronunciation:
maInd
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
phrases:
out of one's mind, presence of mind
features:
Word Explorer
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the reasoning faculty, which thinks, judges, understands, and directs.
She considered all the facts carefully in her mind.
synonyms:
intellect, intelligence, mentality, mentation, ratiocination, rationality, reason, thought
similar words:
acuity, acumen, apperception, apprehension, brain, brainpower, cerebrum, cognition, cognizance, comprehension, consciousness, gray matter, head, intention, judgment, noggin, perception, psychology, sense, understanding, wit
definition 2: the intellect or intelligence as commonly considered distinct from the body; intellectual power.
His body may be weak but he still has his mind.
synonyms:
anima, psyche, soul, spirit
similar words:
acuity, acumen, apperception, comprehension, consciousness, head, intellect, intelligence, intention, judgment, mentality, mentation, sense, thought, understanding, vitality
definition 3: a specific person considered to have a superior intellect.
Einstein is considered one of the great minds of the twentieth century.
synonyms:
genius, intellect, intellectual
similar words:
ace, authority, brain, expert, mastermind, prodigy, thinker, whiz
definition 4: recollection or consciousness.
Please keep my request in mind.
synonyms:
awareness, cognizance, consciousness, memory, mind's eye, recollection
similar words:
attention, recall, record, remembrance, reminiscence, retention, retrospection, review
definition 5: desire or opinion.
I have a mind to quit this job, but it's just not possible.
synonyms:
desire, fancy, hankering, hope, want, yen
similar words:
craving, impulse, inclination, longing, lust, need, urge, yearning
definition 6: rational stability.
He sought counseling because he feared he was losing his mind.
synonyms:
equilibrium, lucidity, rationality, reason, sanity, stability
similar words:
acuity, balance, coherence, sensibility, wit
phrase: out of one's mind
phrase: presence of mind
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: minded, minding, minds
definition 1: to take care of or look after; tend.
Are you minding the children?
synonyms:
attend, look after, tend, watch
similar words:
defend, foster, guard, maintain, nurture, preserve, protect, safeguard, shield, support, sustain
definition 2: to become concerned about, disapprove of, or object to.
He doesn't mind what those gossips say about him.She doesn't mind that they criticize her in the press.I hope you don't mind my asking you a personal question.Would you mind turning down the volume a bit?I don't mind cooking; it's cleaning up afterwards that I dislike.I don't mind his interruptions; I'm used to them.
synonyms:
disapprove of, disfavor, dislike, object to
similar words:
abhor, decry, deplore, despise, detest, discountenance, disdain, execrate, hate, loathe
definition 3: to pay attention to and obey (rules, people in authority, or the like).
The students were not minding the substitute teacher that day.
synonyms:
abide by, heed, obey
similar words:
accept, agree with, attend, conform to, follow, mark, observe
definition 4: to be cautious concerning or careful of.
You should mind what you say when she's around.Mind the hot stove!Mind how you swing that hammer!
similar words:
attend, beware, need, observe, watch
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to object, care, or be concerned.
Go ahead and smoke; I don't mind.Would you mind if I closed the window?
synonyms:
care, disapprove, object
similar words:
execrate, hate, remonstrate
definition 2: to take notice; heed carefully.
Mind in order that you understand all the instructions.
synonyms:
beware, heed, watch
similar words:
attend, observe, regard, see
definition 3: to act obediently; behave according to certain rules or standards.
The children mind well with this new babysitter.
synonyms:
behave, comply, obey
similar words:
accede, accept, adhere, assent, bend, bow, conform, consent, heed, observe
Word Explorer
similar to the mind
some actions of the mind
some aspects of the mind
some descriptions associated with the mind
some qualities of the mind
some things conventionally associated with the mind
study of the mind