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mind

  

      n  
1    the human faculty to which are ascribed thought, feeling, etc.; often regarded as an immaterial part of a person  
2    intelligence or the intellect, esp. as opposed to feelings or wishes  
3    recollection or remembrance; memory  
it comes to mind     
4    the faculty of original or creative thought; imagination  
it's all in the mind     
5    a person considered as an intellectual being  
the great minds of the past     
6    opinion or sentiment  
we are of the same mind, to change one's mind, to have a mind of one's own, to know one's mind, to speak one's mind     
7    condition, state, or manner of feeling or thought  
no peace of mind, his state of mind     
8    an inclination, desire, or purpose  
I have a mind to go     
9    attention or thoughts  
keep your mind on your work     
10    a sound mental state; sanity (esp. in the phrase out of one's mind)  
11    intelligence, as opposed to material things  
the mind of the universe     
12    (in Cartesian philosophy) one of two basic modes of existence, the other being matter  
13    blow someone's mind  
Slang  
a    to cause someone to have a psychedelic experience  
b    to astound or surprise someone  
14    give (someone) a piece of one's mind   to criticize or censure (someone) frankly or vehemently  
15    in or of two minds   undecided; wavering  
he was in two minds about marriage     
16    make up one's mind   to decide (something or to do something)  
he made up his mind to go     
17    on one's mind   in one's thoughts  
18    put (one) in mind of   to remind (one) of  
      vb  
19    when tr, may take a clause as object   to take offence at  
do you mind if I smoke? I don't mind     
20    to pay attention to (something); heed; notice  
to mind one's own business     
21    tr; takes a clause as object   to make certain; ensure  
mind you tell her     
22    tr   to take care of; have charge of  
to mind the shop     
23    when tr, may take a clause as object   to be cautious or careful about (something)  
mind how you go, mind your step     
24    tr   to obey (someone or something); heed  
mind your father!     
25    to be concerned (about); be troubled (about);  
never mind your hat, never mind about your hat, never mind     
26    tr; passive; takes an infinitive   to be intending or inclined (to do something)  
clearly he was not minded to finish the story     
27    tr     (Scot. and English)  
dialect   to remember  
do ye mind his name?     
28    tr     (Scot)   to remind  
that minds me of another story     
29    mind you   an expression qualifying a previous statement  
Dogs are nice. Mind you, I don't like all dogs        (Related adjs)        mental       noetic       phrenic     (See also)        mind out  
     (Old English gemynd mind; related to Old High German gimunt memory)  


mind-bending  
      adj  
Informal  
1    very difficult to understand; complex  
2    altering one's state of consciousness  
mind-bending drugs     
3    reaching the limit of credibility  
they offered a mind-bending salary     
      n  
4    the process of brainwashing  
mind-blowing  
      adj  
Informal   producing euphoria; psychedelic  
mind-body problem  
      n   the traditional philosophical problem concerning the nature of mind, body, and the relationship between them  
   See       dualism       2       interactionism       parallelism       3       monism       1       idealism       3       materialism       2       identity theory       behaviourism       2  
mind-boggling  
      adj  
Informal   astonishing; bewildering  
mind-expanding  
      adj   (of a drug such as LSD) causing a sensation of heightened consciousness; psychedelic  
mind-numbing  
      adj   extremely boring and uninspiring  
  mind-numbingly      adv  
mind out  
      vb   intr, adv     (Brit)   to be careful or pay attention  
mind-reader  
      n   a person seemingly able to discern the thoughts of another  
  mind-reading      n  
mind-set  
      n   the ideas and attitudes with which a person approaches a situation, esp. when these are seen as being difficult to alter  
mind's eye  
      n   the visual memory or the imagination  
mind-your-own-business  
      n   a Mediterranean urticaceous plant, Helxine soleirolii, with small dense leaves: used for cover  
month's mind  
      n     (R.C. Church)   a Mass celebrated in remembrance of a person one month after his death  
presence of mind  
      n   the ability to remain calm and act constructively during times of crisis  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  
Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
exp.
expression used for catching the attention of an audience
exp.
expression used to encourage someone to say what is on their mind, what is bothering them
exp.
expression used to encourage someone to share with you what's on his mind
exp.
mind about smth./smb.; be disturbed by smth./smb.
E.g.: She has a beef with people smoking next to her.
n.
to concentrate and to sacrifice
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