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1 mind /ˈmaɪnd/ noun
plural minds
1 mind
/ˈmaɪnd/
noun
plural minds
Learner's definition of MIND
: the part of a person that thinks, reasons, feels, and remembers
[count]
◊ If something (such as an illness) is all in your/the mind, you are imagining it.
◊ If your mind is set on something or you have your mind set on something, you are very determined to do or to get something.
[noncount]
see also frame of mind, presence of mind
[count] used to describe the way a person thinks or the intelligence of a person
used in phrases that describe someone as mentally ill or crazy
usually used informally in an exaggerated way
◊ The phrase out of your mind is also used informally to make a statement stronger.
[count] : a very intelligent person
[noncount] : a particular way of thinking about a situation
[noncount] : attention that is given to a person or thing

a meeting of (the) minds

see meeting

at/in the back of your mind

see 1back

blow someone's mind

informal
: to strongly affect someone's mind with shock, confusion, etc. : to amaze or overwhelm someone's mind
see also mind-blowing

call/bring (something) to mind

: to cause (something) to be remembered or thought of

change someone's mind

: to cause someone to change an opinion or decision

change your mind

: to change your decision or opinion about something

come/spring/leap to mind

: to be remembered or thought of

concentrate the/your mind

see 1concentrate

cross someone's mind

see 2cross

enter your mind

see enter

give someone a piece of your mind

: to speak to someone in an angry way

have a good mind

or have half a mind
◊ If you have a good mind or have half a mind to do something, you have a feeling that you want to do it, especially because you are angry or annoyed, but you will probably not do it.

have a mind like a sieve

see 1sieve

have a mind of your own

: to have your own ideas and make your own choices about what should be done
often used figuratively

have (someone or something) in mind

: to be thinking of (someone or something): such as
: to be thinking of choosing (someone) for a job, position, etc.
: to be thinking of doing (something)

in mind

: in your thoughts

in your mind's eye

see 1eye

know your own mind

see 1know

make up your mind

: to make a decision about something

mind over matter

used to describe a situation in which someone is able to control a physical condition, problem, etc., by using the mind

of two minds

(US) or British in two minds
: not decided or certain about something : having two opinions or ideas about something

open your mind

see 2open

put (someone) in mind of (something)

: to cause (someone) to remember or think of (something)

put/set your mind to (something)

: to give your attention to (something) and try very hard to do it

read someone's mind

: to know exactly what someone is thinking
see also mind reader

speak your mind

: to say what you think : to state your opinion

take a load/weight off your mind

: to make you stop worrying about something
2 mind /ˈmaɪnd/ verb
minds; minded; minding
2 mind
/ˈmaɪnd/
verb
minds; minded; minding
Learner's definition of MIND
not used in progressive tenses : to be bothered by (something) : to object to or dislike (something)
[+ object]
[no object]
[+ object] : to care about or worry about (something or someone)
[+ object]
used to make a polite request
used in phrases with if when you have said something that might bother or upset someone
used in informal phrases with I
used in informal phrases that show anger or annoyance
[+ object] US : to do what you are told to do by (someone) : obey
[+ object] : to take care of (something or someone) : to watch or be in charge of (something or someone)
see also mind the store (below)
[+ object]
: to be careful about (something)
see also mind your p's and q's at 1p
chiefly British used to tell someone to be aware of something that could be a problem or danger
chiefly British used to tell someone to be sure to do something or to be careful to prevent something from happening

mind out

[phrasal verb] British
used to tell someone to be careful

mind the store

(US) or British mind the shop
: to be in charge of a place when the person who is usually in charge is not there

mind you

informal
used in speech to give stress to a statement that you are making so that a preceding or following statement will not be misunderstood
often used in British English without you

mind your own business

see business

mind your step

see 1step

never mind

used to tell someone not to worry about something
used to refer to something that is even less likely or possible than the thing previously mentioned

never you mind

informal
used to tell someone that you will not be answering a question
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