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1. The part or faculty of a person by which one feels, perceives, thinks, remembers, desires, and imagines: studying the relation between the brain and the mind.
2. A person of great mental ability: the great minds of the century.
a. Individual consciousness, memory, or recollection: I'll bear the problem in mind.
b. A person or group that embodies certain mental qualities: the medical mind; the public mind.
c. The thought processes characteristic of a person or group; psychological makeup: the criminal mind.
a. Opinion or sentiment: He changed his mind when he heard all the facts.
b. Desire or inclination: She had a mind to spend her vacation in the desert.
5. Focus of thought; attention: I can't keep my mind on work.
6. A healthy mental state; sanity: losing one's mind.
v. mind·ed, mind·ing, minds
1. To pay attention to: Mind closely what I tell you.
2. To be careful about: Mind the icy sidewalk!
3. To heed in order to obey: The children minded their babysitter.
4. To take care or charge of; look after: We minded the children while their parents went out. See Synonyms at tend2.
a. To be concerned or annoyed by; care: They don't mind that their guests are arriving late.
b. To object to; dislike: I don't mind doing the chores when I don't feel rushed.
6. Regional To bring (an object or idea) to mind; remember.
a. To become aware of; notice.
b. Upper Southern US To have in mind as a goal or purpose; intend.
1. To take notice; give heed: The back door tends to slam in the wind, mind.
2. To behave obediently: I don't want to go shopping if the children won't mind.
3. To be concerned or troubled; care: "Not minding about bad food has become a national obsession" (Times Literary Supplement).
4. To be cautious or careful: You'll slip on the ice if you don't mind.
a mind of (one's) own
A capacity or inclination to think or act independently: a reporter with a mind of her own.
a mind of its own
A tendency to be unresponsive to human will: The car had a mind of its own and seemed to start only when it felt like it.
be of one mind
To be in agreement about something.
be of two minds
To have mixed feelings or be undecided about something.
bring/call to mind
1. To remember (something): tried to bring to mind their happy times together.
2. To cause (something) to be remembered or thought of; evoke: "[The county's] flight from creditors brings to mind a restaurant diner who declines to pay for a meal because he overate" (Roger Lowenstein). "a voice that calls to mind a flower wavering in the breeze" (Neil Strauss).
never mind
Used to tell someone not to be concerned or worried.

[Middle English minde, from Old English gemynd; see men- in Indo-European roots.]

mind′er n.


1. (Psychology) the human faculty to which are ascribed thought, feeling, etc; often regarded as an immaterial part of a person
2. (Psychology) 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. (Philosophy) (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. (Recreational Drugs) to cause someone to have a psychedelic experience
15. to astound or surprise someone
16. give someone a piece of one's mind to criticize or censure (someone) frankly or vehemently
17. in two minds of two minds undecided; wavering: he was in two minds about marriage.
18. make up one's mind to decide (something or to do something): he made up his mind to go.
19. on one's mind in one's thoughts
20. put one in mind of to remind (one) of
21. (when tr, may take a clause as object) to take offence at: do you mind if I smoke? I don't mind.
22. to pay attention to (something); heed; notice: to mind one's own business.
23. (tr; takes a clause as object) to make certain; ensure: mind you tell her.
24. (tr) to take care of; have charge of: to mind the shop.
25. (when tr, may take a clause as object) to be cautious or careful about (something): mind how you go; mind your step.
26. (tr) to obey (someone or something); heed: mind your father!.
27. to be concerned (about); be troubled (about): never mind your hat; never mind about your hat; never mind.
28. (tr; passive; takes an infinitive) to be intending or inclined (to do something): clearly he was not minded to finish the story.
29. (tr) dialect Scot and English to remember: do ye mind his name?.
30. (tr) Scot to remind: that minds me of another story.
31. mind you an expression qualifying a previous statement: Dogs are nice. Mind you, I don't like all dogs.
[Old English gemynd mind; related to Old High German gimunt memory]



1. the element, part, or process in a human or other conscious being that reasons, thinks, feels, wills, perceives, judges, etc.
2. Psychol. the totality of conscious and unconscious mental processes and activities.
3. intellect or understanding, esp. as distinguished from the emotions and will; intelligence.
4. a person considered with reference to intellectual power: the great minds of the day.
5. intellectual power or ability.
6. reason, sanity, or sound mental condition: to lose one's mind.
7. a way of thinking and feeling; disposition; temper: a liberal mind.
8. opinion, view, or sentiments: to change one's mind.
9. inclination, intention, or desire: to be of a mind to listen.
10. remembrance or recollection; memory: to call to mind; The party put me in mind of my college days.
11. psychic or spiritual being, as opposed to matter.
12. a conscious or intelligent agency or being: an awareness of a mind ordering the universe.
13. attention; thoughts: He can't keep his mind on his studies.
14. Chiefly South Midland and Southern U.S. notice; attention: When he's like that, just pay him no mind.
15. Rom. Cath. Ch. a commemoration of a person's death, esp. by a Requiem Mass.
16. (cap.) Christian Science. God; the incorporeal source of life, substance, and intelligence.
17. to pay attention to.
18. to heed or obey (a person, advice, instructions, etc.).
19. to attend to: to mind one's own business.
20. to look after; tend: to mind the baby.
21. to be careful, cautious, or wary about: Mind what you say.
22. to feel concern at; care about.
23. to feel disturbed or inconvenienced by; object to: I hope you don't mind the interruption.
24. to regard as concerning oneself or as mattering: Don't mind his bluntness.
25. Dial.
a. to perceive or notice.
b. to remember.
c. to remind.
26. to pay attention.
27. to obey.
28. to take notice, observe, or understand (used chiefly in the imperative): Mind now, I want you home by twelve.
29. to be careful or wary.
30. to care, feel concern, or object (often used in negative or interrogative constructions): Mind if I go?
31. to regard a thing as concerning oneself or as mattering: You mustn't mind about their gossiping.
1. back of one's mind, one's memory or recollection.
2. be of one mind, to share an intent or opinion.
3. be of two minds, to be ambivalent.
4. out of one's mind,
a. insane; mad.
b. emotionally overwhelmed; frantic: out of my mind with worry.
[before 900; Middle English mynd(e), aph. variant of imynd, Old English gemynd memory, mind, c. Old High German gimunt recollection, Gothic gamunds memory]
syn: mind, intellect, brain refer to that part of a conscious being that thinks, feels, wills, perceives, or judges. mind is a philosophical, psychological, and general term for the center of all mental activity, as contrasted with the body and the spirit: His mind grasped the complex issue. intellect refers to reasoning power, as distinguished from the faculties of feeling: a book that appeals to the intellect, rather than the emotions. brain is a physiological term for the organic structure that makes mental activity possible, but is often applied to mental ability or capacity: a fertile brain. These words may also refer to a person of great mental ability or capacity: a great mind of our age; a fine scholar and intellect; the brain in the family.




  1. (You can’t concentrate. You’ve got) a brain like a hummingbird —Jane Wagner
  2. Brain as heavy as a grandfather clock —Diane Wakoski
  3. A brain tooled like a twenty-jewel Swiss watch —Stephen Longstreet
  4. Emptied her mind, as if emptying a bottle —Mavis Gallant
  5. Her mind flickered like a lizard —Elizabeth Bowen
  6. Her mind was like a one-way thoroughfare, narrow and flat, maintained in repair —Mavis Gallant
  7. Her mind was like a rushing stream, tumbling downhill over rocks and boulders, eddying, bouncing, shifting direction —Ward Just
  8. Her mind was strangely empty … an empty room through which vague memories stalked like giants —Jean Rhys
  9. His brain feels like a frail but alert invalid packed inside among a lot of deep pillows —John Updike
  10. His brain was like a brightly-lit factory, full of flying wheels and precision —Edith Wharton
  11. His mind [Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.’s] resembles a stiff spring, which has to be abducted violently from it, and which every instant it is left to itself flies right back —William James, letter to brother, Harry, November 24, 1872
  12. His mind’s like the feet of a pre-civilized Chinese girl —Frank Swinnerton
  13. The human mind should be like a good hotel, open the year round —William Lyon Phelps
  14. It [his brain] felt like an immense dynamo running at top speed in an empty shed in the middle of the woods —Norman Mailer
  15. Little minds, like weak liquors, are soonest soured —H. G. Bohn’s Hand book of Proverbs
  16. Mind, as clear as mountain water —Richard Wilbur

    See Also: CLARITY

  17. Mind … blank and enclosed as a bubble of glass —Jean Thompson
  18. Mind flapping like a rag on a clothesline in cold wind —Saul Bellow
  19. Mind … fluffy as a baby’s crib —Louis Auchincloss
  20. (He stood for a moment outside the room, his) mind jerking spasmodically, like a severed nerve —Storm Jameson
  21. Mind like a bent corkscrew —Roderic Jeffries
  22. A mind like a puddle. Things fall in and float around in it and she fishes them up later when they’ve gotten soggy —Jean Thompson
  23. A mind like a sieve —Anon
  24. A mind like a sink —Agatha Christie

    Christie was thus quoted by her nephew about Miss Marple’s dark view of humankind.

  25. Mind … like a sun-dial, it records only pleasantness —Anon


  26. A mind like a tattered concordance —Samuel Beckett
  27. A mind like a wedge of iron —Louise Erdrich
  28. Mind like dead ashes —Robert Silverberg
  29. Mind like moths —Anon
  30. Mind … like some fertile garden —Edith Wharton
  31. The mind, packed away like a satin wedding dress even in blue tissue, yellowing, pressing itself into permanent folds —Diane Wakoski

    The title of the poem featuring this line is also a simile: The Mind, Like an Old Fish.

  32. Minds fossilized like lava —Isak Dinesen
  33. Minds [of students] so earnest and helpless that it takes them half an hour to get from one idea to its immediately adjacent next neighbor. And when they’ve got the next idea, they lie down on it with their whole weight and can get no farther, like a cow on a door-mat, so that you can get neither in nor out with them —William James, letter to his wife, 1896
  34. Minds stirring like poplars in a storm —Marge Piercy
  35. (Eleanor’s) mind went whirling round like a wheel on the hub of this moment —Elizabeth Bowen
  36. A mind wide open to absorb all it could teach him as the flowers of the date-palm to receive the fertilizing pollen —Honoré de Balzac
  37. My brain is numb as a piece of liver —W. P. Kinsella
  38. (I seem to have read so little of late, that) my mind is like a desert, devoid of roses and leaves —Janet Flanner
  39. Our brains are like fruit stands; all the rubbish is in front and the good stuff is in the back —Carla Lane

    Dialogue from “Solo,” British television sitcom, broadcast June 23, 1987

  40. Our unconscious is like a vast subterranean factory with intricate machinery that is never ideal, where work goes on all day and night from the time we are born until the moment of our death —Milton R. Sapirstein
  41. Some minds are like trunks, packed tight with knowledge, no air and plenty of moths —Life, January 31, 1918
  42. There is no sea as restless as my mind —Derek Walcott


  43. When you have a creative mind it sometimes backs up on you like a sewer —John Farris


Mind can be a noun or a verb.

1. used as a noun

Your mind is your ability to think.

Psychology is the study of the human mind.
I did a crossword puzzle to occupy my mind.
2. 'make up one's mind'

If you make up your mind, you make a decision. If you make up your mind to do something, you decide to do it.

I couldn't make up my mind whether to stay or go.
She made up her mind to look for a new job.

Be Careful!
You use a to-infinitive after this expression. Don't say, for example 'She made up her mind looking for a new job'.

3. used as a verb

If you have no objection to doing something, you can say that you don't mind doing it.

I don't mind walking.

Be Careful!
You use an -ing form with this expression. Don't say, for example, 'I don't mind to walk'.

If you do not object to a situation or proposal, or if you do not prefer any particular option, you can say 'I don't mind'.

It was raining, but we didn't mind.
'Would you rather go out or stay in?' – 'I don't mind.'

Be Careful!
Don't say 'I don't mind it' with this meaning.

If you want to politely ask someone to do something, you can use Would you mind followed by an -ing form.

Would you mind turning your music down a little?
He asked us if we would mind waiting outside.


Past participle: minded
Gerund: minding

I mind
you mind
he/she/it minds
we mind
you mind
they mind
I minded
you minded
he/she/it minded
we minded
you minded
they minded
Present Continuous
I am minding
you are minding
he/she/it is minding
we are minding
you are minding
they are minding
Present Perfect
I have minded
you have minded
he/she/it has minded
we have minded
you have minded
they have minded
Past Continuous
I was minding
you were minding
he/she/it was minding
we were minding
you were minding
they were minding
Past Perfect
I had minded
you had minded
he/she/it had minded
we had minded
you had minded
they had minded
I will mind
you will mind
he/she/it will mind
we will mind
you will mind
they will mind
Future Perfect
I will have minded
you will have minded
he/she/it will have minded
we will have minded
you will have minded
they will have minded
Future Continuous
I will be minding
you will be minding
he/she/it will be minding
we will be minding
you will be minding
they will be minding
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been minding
you have been minding
he/she/it has been minding
we have been minding
you have been minding
they have been minding
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been minding
you will have been minding
he/she/it will have been minding
we will have been minding
you will have been minding
they will have been minding
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been minding
you had been minding
he/she/it had been minding
we had been minding
you had been minding
they had been minding
I would mind
you would mind
he/she/it would mind
we would mind
you would mind
they would mind
Past Conditional
I would have minded
you would have minded
he/she/it would have minded
we would have minded
you would have minded
they would have minded


The thinking part of the physical body.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mind - that which is responsible for one's thoughts and feelingsmind - 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"
cognition, knowledge, noesis - the psychological result of perception and learning and reasoning
noddle - an informal British expression for head or mind; "use your noddle"
tabula rasa - a young mind not yet affected by experience (according to John Locke)
ego - (psychoanalysis) the conscious mind
unconscious, unconscious mind - that part of the mind wherein psychic activity takes place of which the person is unaware
subconscious, subconscious mind - psychic activity just below the level of awareness
2.mind - recall or remembrancemind - recall or remembrance; "it came to mind"
recollection, reminiscence, recall - the process of remembering (especially the process of recovering information by mental effort); "he has total recall of the episode"
3.mind - an opinion formed by judging something; "he was reluctant to make his judgment known"; "she changed her mind"
conclusion, decision, determination - a position or opinion or judgment reached after consideration; "a decision unfavorable to the opposition"; "his conclusion took the evidence into account"; "satisfied with the panel's determination"
opinion, persuasion, sentiment, thought, view - a personal belief or judgment that is not founded on proof or certainty; "my opinion differs from yours"; "I am not of your persuasion"; "what are your thoughts on Haiti?"
4.mind - an important intellectualmind - an important intellectual; "the great minds of the 17th century"
intellectual, intellect - a person who uses the mind creatively
5.mind - attention; "don't pay him any mind"
notice, observance, observation - the act of noticing or paying attention; "he escaped the notice of the police"
6.mind - 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"
aim, intent, intention, purpose, design - an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions; "his intent was to provide a new translation"; "good intentions are not enough"; "it was created with the conscious aim of answering immediate needs"; "he made no secret of his designs"
7.mind - knowledge and intellectual abilitymind - knowledge and intellectual ability; "he reads to improve his mind"; "he has a keen intellect"
intelligence - the ability to comprehend; to understand and profit from experience
Verb1.mind - be offended or bothered bymind - be offended or bothered by; take offense with, be bothered by; "I don't mind your behavior"
object - express or raise an objection or protest or criticism or express dissent; "She never objected to the amount of work her boss charged her with"; "When asked to drive the truck, she objected that she did not have a driver's license"
bridle at, bridle up, bristle at, bristle up - show anger or indignation; "She bristled at his insolent remarks"
2.mind - be concerned with or about something or somebody
think about - have on one's mind, think about actively; "I'm thinking about my friends abroad"; "She always thinks about her children first"
worry, care - be concerned with; "I worry about my grades"
3.mind - be in charge of or deal with; "She takes care of all the necessary arrangements"
handle, manage, care, deal - be in charge of, act on, or dispose of; "I can deal with this crew of workers"; "This blender can't handle nuts"; "She managed her parents' affairs after they got too old"
tend - manage or run; "tend a store"
4.mind - pay close attention tomind - pay close attention to; give heed to; "Heed the advice of the old men"
obey - be obedient to
5.mind - be on one's guardmind - be on one's guard; be cautious or wary about; be alert to; "Beware of telephone salesmen"
look out, watch out, watch - be vigilant, be on the lookout or be careful; "Watch out for pickpockets!"
6.mind - keep in mindmind - keep in mind        
think of, remember - keep in mind for attention or consideration; "Remember the Alamo"; "Remember to call your mother every day!"; "Think of the starving children in India!"
attend to, take to heart - get down to; pay attention to; take seriously; "Attend to your duties, please"
forget - forget to do something; "Don't forget to call the chairman of the board to the meeting!"


1. brain, head, imagination, psyche, subconscious I'm trying to clear my mind of all this.
2. memory, recollection, remembrance, powers of recollection He spent the next hour going over the trial in his mind.
3. attention, thinking, thoughts, concentration My mind was never on my work.
4. intelligence, reason, reasoning, understanding, sense, spirit, brain(s) (informal), wits, mentality, intellect, grey matter (informal), ratiocination an excellent training for the young mind
5. thinker, academic, intellectual, genius, brain (informal), scholar, sage, intellect, rocket scientist (informal, chiefly U.S.), brainbox She moved to London, meeting some of the best minds of her time.
6. intention, will, wish, desire, urge, fancy, purpose, leaning, bent, notion, tendency, inclination, disposition They could interpret that way if they'd a mind to.
7. sanity, reason, senses, judgment, wits, marbles (informal), rationality, mental balance Sometimes I feel I'm losing my mind.
1. take offence at, dislike, care about, object to, resent, disapprove of, be bothered by, look askance at, be affronted by I hope you don't mind me calling in like this.
2. be careful, watch, take care, be wary, be cautious, be on your guard Mind you don't burn those sausages.
3. be sure, ensure, make sure, be careful, make certain Mind you don't let the cat out.
4. remember to, see (that), make sure, don't forget to, take care to Mind you take care of him!
5. look after, watch, protect, tend, guard, take care of, attend to, keep an eye on, have or take charge of Could you mind the shop while I'm out, please?
bear or keep something or someone in mind remember, consider, take into account, take note, do not forget, be mindful, make a mental note, be cognizant Bear in mind that petrol stations are scarce in this area.
cross your mind occur to you, come to mind, spring to mind, strike you, suggest itself, enter your mind The possibility of failure did cross my mind.
have something in mind propose, plan, design, aim for, think, intend 'Maybe we could celebrate tonight.' 'What did you have in mind?'
in or of two minds undecided, uncertain, unsure, wavering, hesitant, dithering (chiefly Brit.), vacillating, swithering (Scot.), shillyshallying (informal) I am in two minds about going.
make up your mind decide, choose, determine, resolve, reach a decision, come to a decision Once he made up his mind to do something there was no stopping him.
mind out be careful, watch out, take care, look out, beware, pay attention, keep your eyes open, be on your guard Mind out. We're coming in to land!
never mind
1. forget, don't worry about, pay no attention to, disregard, don't bother about, don't concern yourself about Never mind your shoes. They'll soon dry off.
2. forget it, it doesn't matter, don't worry about it, it's unimportant, don't give it a second thought 'I'm really sorry.' 'Never mind, it happens to me all the time.'
never you mind it's none of your business, it's nothing to do with you 'Where is it?' 'Never you mind.'
out of your mind
1. mad, insane, mental (informal), crazy (informal), nuts (informal), demented, deranged, bonkers (informal), raving mad (informal), off your head (informal), off your trolley (Brit. informal), away with the fairies (informal), off your rocker (informal), off your nut (informal), not the full shilling (Brit. informal), not in your right mind What are you doing? Are you out of your mind?
2. frantic, crazy (informal), distraught, berserk, beside yourself I'm out of my mind with worry. I just want him back.
put or set someone's mind at rest assure, comfort, reassure, soothe, hearten She could set your mind at rest by giving you the facts
put someone in mind of something or someone remind, recall, evoke, nudge, conjure up, summon up This put me in mind of something he said many years ago.
Related words
adjectives noetic, mental, phrenic
"The mind is at its best about the age of forty-nine" [Aristotle Rhetoric]
"The mind is its own place, and in itself"
"Can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven" [John Milton Paradise Lost]
"What is matter? - Never mind."
"What is mind? - No matter" Punch
"Great minds think alike, fools seldom differ"


1. The seat of the faculty of intelligence and reason:
Informal: gray matter.
2. The faculty of thinking, reasoning, and acquiring and applying knowledge:
Slang: smart (used in plural).
3. A person of great mental ability:
4. The thought processes characteristic of an individual or group:
Idiom: what makes someone tick.
5. Something believed or accepted as true by a person:
6. A desire for a particular thing or activity:
7. A healthy mental state:
lucidity, lucidness, reason, saneness, sanity, sense (often used in plural), soundness, wit (used in plural).
Slang: marble (used in plural).
1. To be careful:
Idioms: be on guard, be on the lookout, keep an eye peeled , take care.
2. To renew an image or thought in the mind:
3. To perceive with a special effort of the senses or the mind:
4. Regional. To have in mind as a goal or purpose:
5. To act in conformity with:
Idiom: toe the line.
6. To have an objection:
7. To have the care and supervision of:
Idioms: keep an eye on, look out for, take care of, take under one's wing.
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1. (= brain, head) → mente f
a logical/creative minduna mente racional/creativa
he has the mind of a five-year-oldtiene la edad mental de un niño de cinco años
it's all in the mindes pura sugestión
at the back of my mind I had the feeling thattenía la remota sensación de que ...
to bring one's mind to bear on sthconcentrarse en algo
it came to my mind thatse me ocurrió que ...
I'm not clear in my mind about ittodavía no lo tengo claro or no lo llego a entender
it crossed my mind (that)se me ocurrió (que)
yes, it had crossed my mindsí, eso se me había ocurrido
does it ever cross your mind that ...?¿piensas alguna vez que ...?
my mind was elsewheretenía la cabeza en otro sitio
it never entered my mindjamás se me pasó por la cabeza
I can't get it out of my mindno me lo puedo quitar de la cabeza
to go over sth in one's mindrepasar algo mentalmente
a triumph of mind over matterun triunfo del espíritu sobre la materia
it's a question of mind over matteres cuestión de voluntad
to have one's mind on sthestar pensando en algo
I had my mind on something elseestaba pensando en otra cosa
to have sth on one's mindestar preocupado por algo
what's on your mind?¿qué es lo que te preocupa?
you can put that right out of your mindconviene no pensar más en eso
if you put your mind to itsi te concentras en ello
knowing that he had arrived safely set my mind at ease or restel saber que había llegado sano y salvo me tranquilizó
if you set your mind to itsi te concentras en ello
the thought that springs to mind islo que primero se le ocurre a uno es ...
state of mindestado m de ánimo
that will take your mind off iteso te distraerá
to be uneasy in one's mindquedarse con dudas
he let his mind wanderdejó que los pensamientos se le fueran a otras cosas
mind's eyeimaginación f
in my mind's eye I could still see her sitting therementalmente todavía la veía allí sentada
that's a load or weight off my mind!¡eso me quita un peso de encima!
see also blank A2
see also read A3
see also presence 5
2. (= memory)
to bear sth/sb in mindtener en cuenta algo/a algn
we must bear (it) in mind thatdebemos tener en cuenta que ..., tenemos que recordar que ...
I'll bear you in mindte tendré en cuenta
to keep sth/sb in mindtener presente or en cuenta algo/a algn
he puts me in mind of his fatherme recuerda a su padre
to pass out of mindcaer en el olvido
time out of mindtiempo m inmemorial
it went right or clean out of my mindse me fue por completo de la cabeza
to bring or call sth to mindrecordar algo, traer algo a la memoria
that calls something else to mindeso me trae otra cosa a la memoria
see also slip C3
see also stick B5
3. (= intention)
you can do it if you have a mind topuedes lograrlo si de verdad estás empeñado en ello
I have a good mind to do itganas de hacerlo no me faltan
I have half a mind to do itestoy tentado or me dan ganas de hacerlo
nothing was further from my mindnada más lejos de mi intención
to have sth in mindtener pensado algo
she wrote it with publication in mindlo escribió con la intención de publicarlo
to have sb in mindtener a algn en mente
who do you have in mind for the job?¿a quién piensas darle el puesto or tienes en mente para el puesto?
to have in mind to do sthtener intención de hacer algo
4. (= opinion) → opinión f, parecer m
to change one's mindcambiar de opinión or idea or parecer
to change sb's mindhacer que algn cambie de opinión
to have a closed mindtener una mente cerrada
to know one's own mindsaber lo que uno quiere
to make up one's minddecidirse
we can't make up our minds about selling the houseno nos decidimos a vender la casa
I can't make up my mind about himtodavía tengo ciertas dudas con respecto a él
he has made up his mind to leave homeha decidido irse de casa, está decidido a irse de casa
to my minda mi juicio
to be of one mindestar de acuerdo
with one mindunánimemente
with an open mindcon espíritu abierto or mentalidad abierta
to keep an open mind on a subjectmantener una mentalidad abierta con relación a un tema
to have a mind of one's own [person] (= think for o.s.) → pensar por sí mismo (hum) [machine etc] → tener voluntad propia, hacer lo que quiere
to be of the same mindser de la misma opinión, estar de acuerdo
I was of the same mind as my brotheryo estaba de acuerdo con mi hermano, yo era de la misma opinión que mi hermano
to be in or > of two minds (US) → dudar, estar indeciso
see also piece A1
see also speak B2
5. (= mental balance) → juicio m
his mind is goingestá perdiendo facultades mentales
to lose one's mindperder el juicio
nobody in his right mind would do itnadie que esté en su sano juicio lo haría
of sound minden pleno uso de sus facultades mentales
of unsound mindmentalmente incapacitado
to be out of one's mindestar loco, haber perdido el juicio
you must be out of your mind!¡tú debes estar loco!
we were bored out of our mindsestábamos muertos de aburrimiento
to go out of one's mindperder el juicio, volverse loco
to go out of one's mind with worry/jealousyvolverse loco de preocupación/celos
6. (= person) → mente f, cerebro m
one of the finest minds of the perioduno de los cerebros privilegiados de la época
great minds think alike (hum) → los sabios siempre pensamos igual
1. (= be careful of) → tener cuidado con
mind you don't fallten cuidado, no te vayas a caer
mind you don't get wet!ten cuidado, no te vayas a mojar
mind your head!¡cuidado con la cabeza!
mind how you go! (as farewell) → ¡cuídate!
mind your language!¡qué manera de hablar es ésa!
mind your manners!¡qué modales son ésos!
mind the step!¡cuidado con el escalón!
mind what you're doing!¡cuidado con lo que haces!
mind where you're going!¡mira por dónde vas!
mind yourself!¡cuidado, no te vayas a hacer daño!
2. (= pay attention to) → hacer caso de
mind what I say!¡hazme caso!, ¡escucha lo que te digo!
mind your own business!¡no te metas donde no te llaman!
don't mind mepor mí no se preocupe
don't mind me! (iro) → ¡y a mí que me parta un rayo!
never mind that nowolvídate de eso ahora
never mind himno le hagas caso
mind you, it was raining at the timeclaro que or te advierto que en ese momento llovía
it was a big one, mind youera grande, eso sí
3. (= oversee) → cuidar
could you mind the baby this afternoon?¿podrías cuidar al niño esta tarde?
could you mind my bags for a few minutes?¿me cuidas or guardas las bolsas un momento?
4. (= dislike, object to)
I don't mind the colda mí no me molesta el frío
I don't mind four, but six is too manycuatro no me importa, pero seis son muchos
I don't mind waitingno me importa esperar
if you don't mind my or me saying so, I think you're wrongperdona que te diga pero estás equivocado, permíteme que te diga que te equivocas
I don't mind telling you, I was shockedestaba horrorizado, lo confieso
I wouldn't mind a cup of teano me vendría mal un té
5. (in requests)
do you mind telling me where you've been?¿te importa decirme dónde has estado?
would you mind opening the door?¿me hace el favor de abrir la puerta?, ¿le importa(ría) abrir la puerta?
6. (dialect) (= remember) → acordarse de, recordar
I mind the time whenme acuerdo de cuando ...
1. (= be careful) → tener cuidado
mind!¡cuidado!, ¡ojo!, ¡abusado! (Mex)
2. (= make sure) mind you get there firstprocura llegar primero
mind you do it!¡hazlo sin falta!, ¡no dejes de hacerlo!
he didn't do it, mindpero en realidad no lo hizo, la verdad es que no lo hizo
3. (= object) do you mind?¿te importa?
do you mind! (iro) → ¡por favor!
do you mind if I open the window?¿te molesta que abra or si abro la ventana?
do you mind if I come?¿te importa que yo venga?
I don't mindme es igual
"do you mind if I take this book?" - "I don't mind at all"-¿te importa si me llevo or que me lleve este libro? -en absoluto
if you don't mind, I won't comesi no te importa, yo no iré
please, if you don't mindsi no le importa, si es tan amable
close the door, if you don't mindhazme el favor de cerrar la puerta
"cigarette?" - "I don't mind if I do"-¿un cigarrillo? -pues muchas gracias or bueno or no digo que no
never mind (= don't worry) → no te preocupes; (= it makes no odds) → es igual, da lo mismo; (= it's not important) → no importa
I can't walk, never mind runno puedo andar, ni mucho menos correr
D. COMPOUND mind game Njuego m psicológico
mind out VI + ADVtener cuidado
mind out!¡cuidado!, ¡ojo!, ¡abusado! (Mex)


(= thinking faculty) → esprit m
body and mind → le corps et l'esprit
in body and mind → de corps et d'esprit
to stretch sb's mind → ouvrir l'esprit de qn
Studying stretched my mind and got me thinking → Les études m'ont ouvert l'esprit et m'ont fait penser.
there's no doubt in my mind that ... → il ne fait aucun doute dans mon esprit que ...
There was no doubt in his mind that the man was serious → Il ne faisait aucun doute dans son esprit que l'homme était sérieux.
mind over matter (= positive thinking) → le pouvoir de l'esprit
a case of mind over matter → une manifestation du pouvoir de l'esprit
it's all in the mind [illness] → tout est dans la tête
to be on sb's mind
It's been on my mind all week → Je n'ai eu que ça en tête de toute la semaine.
This game has been on my mind all week → Je n'ai eu que ce match en tête de toute la semaine.
to have a lot on one's mind (= a lot to think about) → avoir beaucoup de choses en tête
to spring to mind → venir à l'esprit
Integrity and honesty are words that spring to mind when talking of the man → Intégrité et honnêteté sont des mots qui viennent à l'esprit lorsqu'on parle du bonhomme.
one's mind on other things
My mind was on other things → J'avais la tête ailleurs.
He tried the first page but his mind was on other things → Il essaya la première page mais il avait la tête ailleurs.
state of mind → état d'esprit
to close one's mind to sth → se fermer à qch
to see sth in one's mind's eye → voir qch en esprit
In his mind's eye, he could see the headlines in the newspapers → Il voyait en esprit les titres des journaux.
to read sb's mind → lire dans les pensées de qn
to put sb's mind at rest (= allay fears) → rassurer qn
(preceded by an adjective)esprit m
an excellent training for the young mind → un excellent entraînement pour les jeunes esprits
a team of brilliant minds → une équipe constituée de brillants esprits
to have a logical mind → avoir un esprit logique
to have a suspicious mind → avoir l'esprit soupçonneux
to keep an open mind → garder l'esprit ouvert
the criminal mind → l'esprit criminel
(= head) to get sb/sth out of one's mind → se sortir qn/qch de la tête
He couldn't get her out of his mind → Il n'arrivait à se la sortir de la tête.
to enter sb's mind [idea, thoughts] → venir à l'esprit de qn
The idea would never have entered her mind → L'idée ne lui serait jamais venue à l'esprit.
to cross sb's mind (= come into sb's head) → traverser l'esprit de qn
It never crossed my mind → Cela ne m'a jamais traversé l'esprit.
to go out of sb's mind
It went right out of my mind → Ça m'est complètement sorti de la tête., Ça m'est complètement sorti de l'esprit.
to have sb/sth in mind → avoir qn/qch en tête
what do you have in mind? → qu'avez-vous en tête ?
(= sanity) to lose one's mind → perdre l'esprit
to go out of one's mind (= go mad) → perdre la tête
to be out of one's mind → avoir perdu la tête
Are you out of your mind? → Tu as perdu la tête?
You must be out of your mind to go shopping on Christmas Eve! → Tu dois avoir perdu la tête pour aller faire les magasins la veille de Noël!
nobody in their right mind would ... (= no sane person) → il faudrait être fou pour ...
to be out of one's mind with boredom → mourir d'ennui
to be bored out of one's mind → s'ennuyer à mourir
(opinions)avis m
to my mind → à mon avis
to speak one's mind → dire ce qu'on pense, parler sans détour
to be of one mind (= be of the same opinion) → être du même avis
They are of one mind in many things → Ils sont du même avis sur beaucoup de choses.
(decisions) to change one's mind → changer d'avis
He's changed his mind → Il a changé d'avis.
to change one's mind about sth → changer d'avis sur qch
She's very young. She might change her mind about what she wants to do → Elle est très jeune. Elle pourrait changer d'avis sur ce qu'elle a envie de faire.
to change sb's mind → faire changer qn d'avis
to make up one's mind, to make one's mind up → se décider
I haven't made up my mind yet → Je ne me suis pas encore décidé.
He simply can't make his mind up → Il n'arrive tout simplement pas à se décider.
She said her mind was made up → Elle a dit qu'elle s'était décidée.
to make up one's mind to do sth → se décider à faire qch
to know one's own mind → savoir ce qu'on veut
to be in two minds about sth (= undecided) (British)être partagé(e) à propos de qch
Like many parents, I am in two minds about school uniforms → Comme beaucoup de parents, je suis partagé à propos des uniformes scolaires.
to be in two minds whether to ... → être partagé quant à l'opportunité de ...
Roche was in two minds whether to make the trip to Oslo → Roche était partagé quant à l'opportunité de se rendre à Oslo.
BUT Roche ne savait s'il devait ou non effectuer le voyage à Oslo.
(= memory) to slip sb's mind
It slipped my mind → Ça m'est sorti de l'esprit.
to keep sth in mind → garder qch à l'esprit
to bear sth in mind (= remember) → garder qch à l'esprit
to bear in mind that ... → garder à l'esprit que ...
to do sth with sth in mind → faire qch en gardant qch à l'esprit
with this in mind, we ... → dans cette optique, nous ...
to cast one's mind back to sth → se reporter à qch
If you cast your mind back to June → Si vous vous reportez à juin dernier ...
Cast your mind back to childhood
BUT Transportez-vous en enfance.
to stick in one's mind → rester gravé(e) dans l'esprit de qn
One incident had stuck in her mind → Un incident était resté gravé dans son esprit.
to take sb's mind off sth → empêcher qn de penser à qch
to put sb in mind of sth (= remind of) → rappeler qch à qn
to call sth to mind → se rappeler qch
(intention) to have in mind to do sth → avoir l'intention de faire qch
(desire) to have a mind to do sth → avoir envie de faire qch
(= look after) → s'occuper de
Could you mind the baby this afternoon? → Est-ce que tu pourrais t'occuper du bébé cet après-midi?, Est-ce que tu pourrais garder le bébé cet après-midi?
Could you mind my bags for a few minutes? → Est-ce que vous pourriez garder mes bagages pendant quelques minutes?
(= be careful of) → faire attention à
Mind that bike! → Attention au vélo!
Mind the step! → Attention à la marche!
mind you don't ... → faites attention à ne pas ...
Mind you don't burn the sausages! → Fais attention à ne pas brûler les saucisses!
(= object to)
I don't mind the noise → Le bruit ne me dérange pas.
I don't mind walking → Cela ne me dérange pas de marcher.
Do you mind being alone? → Cela vous dérange d'être seul?
(= care) I don't mind what ... → ça m'est égal ce que ..., peu m'importe ce que ...
I don't mind what we have for dinner → Ça m'est égal ce qu'on mange au dîner., Peu m'importe ce qu'on mange au dîner.
I don't mind where we go → Peu m'importe l'endroit où nous allons.
(asking permission) do you mind if ...? → cela vous dérange si ...?
Do you mind if I open the window? → Cela vous dérange si j'ouvre la fenêtre?
would you mind if ... → cela vous dérangerait si ...
would you mind doing ...
Would you mind waiting outside for a moment? → Cela vous dérangerait d'attendre dehors un moment ?
(= would like)
I wouldn't mind a coffee → Je prendrais bien un café.
Anne wouldn't mind going to Italy to live → Anne irait bien vivre en Italie.
mind you, ... (= but) → remarquez, ...
They pay full rates. Mind you, they can afford it → Ils paient plein tarif. Remarquez, ils peuvent se le permettre.
I got substantial damages. It took two years, mind you → J'ai obtenu des dommages intérêts substantiels. Cela m'a pris deux ans remarquez.
never mind! (= it doesn't matter) → ça ne fait rien!
(= object)
I don't mind → Ça ne me dérange pas.
It involved a little extra work, but nobody seemed to mind → Cela impliquait un peu de travail supplémentaire, mais ça ne semblait déranger personne.mind-altering [ˈmaɪndɔːltərɪŋ] adj [drug, substance, effect] → psychotropemind-bending [ˈmaɪndbɛndɪŋ] adjcoton invmind-blowing [ˈmaɪndbləʊɪŋ] adj (= incredible) [experience, news] → hallucinant(e)mind-boggling [ˈmaɪndbɒgəlɪŋ] adjépoustouflant(e)


= intellectGeist m (also Philos), → Verstand m; things of the mindGeistiges nt; the conscious and unconscious minddas Bewusste und das Unbewusste; to have a good mindein heller Kopf sein; one of the finest minds of our timeseiner der großen Geister unserer Zeit; it’s all in the minddas ist alles Einbildung; in one’s mind’s eyevor seinem geistigen Auge, im Geiste; to blow somebody’s mind (inf)jdn umwerfen (inf); (drugs) → jdn high machen (inf) ? boggle, great, improve
? mind over matter it’s a question of mind over matteres ist eine Willenssache or -frage; a triumph of mind over matterein Triumph des Geistes or Willens über den Körper
= way of thinkingDenkweise f; (= type of mind)Geist m, → Kopf m; to the child’s/Victorian mindin der Denkweise des Kindes/der viktorianischen Zeit; he has that kind of minder ist so veranlagt; to have a literary/logical etc mindliterarisch/logisch etc veranlagt sein; he has the mind of a five-year older verhält sich wie ein Fünfjähriger; in the public mind prostitution is immoralnach dem Empfinden der Öffentlichkeit ist Prostitution unmoralisch; state or frame of mind(seelische) Verfassung, (Geistes)zustand m
= thoughtsGedanken pl; to be clear in one’s mind about somethingsich (dat)über etw im Klaren sein; to put or set one’s mind to something (= try to do sth)sich anstrengen, etw zu tun; (= think about sth)sich auf etw (acc)konzentrieren; if you put or set your mind to itwenn du dich anstrengst; he had something on his mindihn beschäftigte etwas; I’ve a lot on my mindich muss mich um (so) viele Dinge kümmern; you are always on my mindich denke ständig an dich; keep your mind on the jobbleib mit den Gedanken or dem Kopf bei der Arbeit; she couldn’t get or put the song/him out of her minddas Lied/er ging ihr nicht aus dem Kopf; you can put that idea out of your mind!den Gedanken kannst du dir aus dem Kopf schlagen!; to take somebody’s mind off thingsjdn auf andere Gedanken bringen; to take somebody’s mind off somethingjdn etw vergessen lassen; my mind isn’t on my workich kann mich nicht auf meine Arbeit konzentrieren; don’t let your mind dwell on the problemgrüble nicht über dieses Problem nach; he can’t keep his mind off sexer denkt nur an Sex or an nichts anderes als Sex; the idea never entered my minddaran hatte ich überhaupt nicht gedacht; it’s been going through my mindes ging mir im Kopf herum; nothing was further from my mindnichts lag mir ferner; his mind is set on thater hat sich (dat)das in den Kopf gesetzt; he guessed what was in my minder erriet meine Gedanken; in my mind’s eyevor meinem inneren Auge ? cross1
= memoryGedächtnis nt; it went right out of my minddaran habe ich überhaupt nicht mehr gedacht; that quite put it out of my minddadurch habe ich es vergessen; to bring or call something to mindetw in Erinnerung rufen, an etw (acc)erinnern ? sight, slip
= inclinationLust f; (= intention)Sinn m, → Absicht f; I’ve half a mind/a good mind to …ich hätte Lust/große or gute Lust, zu …; to be of a mind to do somethinggeneigt sein, etw zu tun (geh) ? read1
= opinionMeinung f, → Ansicht f; to change one’s mindseine Meinung ändern (→ about über +acc), → es sich (dat)anders überlegen; to be in two minds about somethingsich (dat)über etw (acc)nicht im Klaren sein; to be of one or of the same mindeines Sinnes (geh)or gleicher Meinung sein; I’m of the same mind as youich denke wie du, ich bin deiner Meinung; with one mindwie ein Mann; to my mind he’s wrongmeiner Ansicht nach or nach meiner Meinung irrt er sich; to have a mind of one’s own (person, = think for oneself) → eine eigene Meinung haben; (= not conform)seinen eigenen Kopf haben; (hum, machine etc) → seine Mucken haben (inf) ? close2, know, make up, open, piece, speak
= sanityVerstand m, → Sinne pl; his mind was wandering (out of boredom etc) → seine Gedanken wanderten umher; to lose one’s mindverrückt werden, den Verstand verlieren; nobody in his right mindkein normaler Mensch; while the balance of his mind was disturbed (Jur) → wegen Verlusts des seelischen Gleichgewichts
set structures
? in mind to bear or keep something in mindetw nicht vergessen; facts also, applicationetw im Auge behalten; to bear or keep somebody in mindan jdn denken; applicant alsojdn im Auge behalten; with this in mind…mit diesem Gedanken im Hinterkopf; to have somebody/something in mindan jdn/etw denken; to have in mind to do somethingvorhaben or im Sinn haben, etw zu tun; to have it in mind to do somethingbeabsichtigen or sich (dat)vorgenommen haben, etw zu tun; it puts me in mind of somebody/somethinges weckt in mir Erinnerungen an jdn/etw
? out of one’s mind to go out of one’s mindverrückt werden, den Verstand verlieren; to be out of one’s mindverrückt sein; to go out of one’s mind with worry/griefvor Sorge/Trauer den Verstand verlieren; to drive somebody out of his mindjdn um den Verstand bringen, jdn wahnsinnig machen; I’m bored out of my mindich langweile mich zu Tode
= look afteraufpassen auf (+acc); sb’s chair, seatfrei halten; I’m minding the shop (fig)ich sehe nach dem Rechten
= be careful ofaufpassen auf (+acc); (= pay attention to)achten auf (+acc); (= act in accordance with)beachten; mind what you’re doing!pass (doch) auf!; mind what you’re doing with that carpass mit dem Auto auf; mind what I say!lass dir das gesagt sein; (= do as I tell you)hör auf das, was ich dir sage; mind how you gopassen Sie auf, wo Sie hintreten; mind your language!drück dich anständig aus!; mind the step! (Brit) → Vorsicht Stufe!; mind your head! (Brit) → Kopf einziehen (inf), → Vorsicht, niedrige Tür/Decke etc; mind your feet! (Brit) (when sitting) → zieh die Füße ein!; (when moving) → pass auf, wo du hintrittst!; mind your own businesskümmern Sie sich um Ihre eigenen Angelegenheiten
= care aboutsich kümmern um; (= object to)etwas haben gegen; she minds/doesn’t mind ites macht ihr etwas/nichts aus; (= is/is not bothered, annoyed by)es stört sie/stört sie nicht; (= is not/is indifferent to)es ist ihr nicht egal/ist ihr egal; I don’t mind the colddie Kälte macht mir nichts aus; I don’t mind what he doeses ist mir egal, was er macht; I don’t mind four but six is too manyich habe nichts gegen vier, aber sechs sind zu viel; do you mind coming with me?würde es dir etwas ausmachen mitzukommen?; would you mind opening the door?wären Sie so freundlich, die Tür aufzumachen?; do you mind my smoking?macht es Ihnen etwas aus or stört es Sie or haben Sie etwas dagegen, wenn ich rauche?; I don’t mind telling you, I was shockedich war schockiert, das kannst du mir glauben; I hope you don’t mind my asking you/sitting hereich hoffe, Sie haben nichts dagegen, wenn ich Sie frage/dass ich hier sitze; don’t mind melass dich (durch mich) nicht stören; (iro)nimm auf mich keine Rücksicht; I wouldn’t mind a cup of teaich hätte nichts gegen eine Tasse Tee
? never mind + sb/sth never mind the expense(es ist) egal, was es kostet; never mind that nowdas ist jetzt nicht wichtig, lass das doch jetzt; never mind your back, I’m worried about …dein Rücken ist mir doch egal, ich mache mir Sorgen um …; never mind himkümmere dich nicht um ihn
= care, worrysich kümmern, sich (dat)etwas daraus machen; (= object)etwas dagegen haben; he doesn’t seem to mind about anythingihn scheint nichts zu kümmern; I wish he minded a littleich wünschte, es würde ihm etwas ausmachen or ihn ein bisschen kümmern; nobody seemed to mindes schien keinem etwas auszumachen, niemand schien etwas dagegen zu haben; I’d prefer to stand, if you don’t mindich würde lieber stehen, wenn es Ihnen recht ist; do you mind?macht es Ihnen etwas aus?; do you mind! (iro)na hör mal!, ich möchte doch sehr bitten!; do you mind if I open or would you mind if I opened the window?macht es Ihnen etwas aus, wenn ich das Fenster öffne?; I don’t mind if I doich hätte nichts dagegen
? never mindmacht nichts, ist doch egal; (in exasperation) → ist ja auch egal, schon gut; never mind, you’ll find anothermach dir nichts draus, du findest bestimmt einen anderen; oh, never mind, I’ll do it myselfach, lass (es) or schon gut, ich mache es selbst; never mind about that now!lass das doch jetzt!, das ist doch jetzt nicht wichtig; never mind about what you said to him, what did he say to you?es ist doch egal or unwichtig, was du zu ihm gesagt hast, was hat er zu dir gesagt?; never mind about that mistakemach dir nichts aus dem Fehler; never mind about your shoes (in exasperation) → deine Schuhe sind mir doch egal; I’m not going to finish school, never mind go to universityich werde die Schule nicht beenden und schon gar nicht zur Universität gehen
? never you mind!kümmere du dich mal nicht darum; (= none of your business)das geht dich überhaupt nichts an!
= be sureaufpassen; mind and see if …sieh zu, ob …; mind you get that donesieh zu, dass du das fertig bekommst; I’m not saying I’ll do it, mindich will damit aber nicht sagen, dass ich es tue; he’s not a bad lad, mind, just …er ist eigentlich kein schlechter Junge, nur …; he didn’t do it, minder hat es (ja) nicht getan
? mind youallerdings; mind you, I’d rather not goich würde eigentlich or allerdings lieber nicht gehen; it was raining at the time, mind youallerdings hat es da geregnet; mind you, he did try/asker hat es immerhin versucht/hat immerhin gefragt; he’s quite good, mind youer ist eigentlich ganz gut
? mind out vi (Brit) → aufpassen (→ for auf +acc); mind out!pass (doch) auf!


adj (inf)Wahnsinns- (inf); drug, substancesbewusstseinsverändernd
adj (inf)Wahnsinns- (inf); simplicityatemberaubend
adj (inf)irrsinnig (inf), → verrückt (inf); it’s mind that …es ist kaum zu fassen, dass …; mind statisticsschwindelerregende Statistiken


mind game
npsychologisches Spiel; to play minds with somebodyjdn verunsichern
(= senseless) destruction, crime, violencesinnlos; (= unchallenging) work, entertainment, routinestumpfsinnig; occupationgeistlos; (= stupid)hirnlos, ohne Verstand; mind idiothirnloser Idiot; mind thughirnloser Schlägertyp
to be mind of somethingnicht an etw (acc)denken
adv (= tediously)stumpfsinnig; (= stupidly)hirnlos
nGedankenleser(in) m(f); I’m not a mindich bin doch kein Gedankenleser
nMentalität f, → Denkweise f, → Geisteshaltung f


1. n
a. (gen) → mente f; (intellect) → intelletto
a case of mind over matter → una vittoria dello spirito sulla materia
one of Britain's finest minds → uno dei più grandi cervelli della Gran Bretagna
I am not clear in my mind about the idea → non ho le idee chiare in proposito
to be uneasy in one's mind → avere dei dubbi, essere un po' preoccupato/a
what's on your mind? → cosa c'è che ti preoccupa?
I can't get it out of my mind → non riesco a togliermelo dalla mente
to put or set or give one's mind to sth → concentrarsi su qc, applicarsi a qc
that will take your mind off it → questo ti aiuterà a non pensarci (più)
to bear or keep sth in mind (take account of) → tener presente qc (remember) → tenere a mente qc, non dimenticare qc
it went right out of my mind → mi è completamente passato di mente, me ne sono completamente dimenticato
to bring or call sth to mind → riportare or richiamare qc alla mente
b. (inclination, intention) → intenzione f, idea
to have sb/sth in mind → avere in mente qn/qc
to have in mind to do sth → avere intenzione or in mente di fare qc
I have a good mind to do it → avrei molta voglia di farlo
I have half a mind to do it → ho una mezza idea di farlo
nothing was further from my mind → non mi era nemmeno passato per l'anticamera del cervello
to change one's mind → cambiare idea
c. (opinion) to make up one's minddecidersi
to be in two minds about sth → essere incerto/a or indeciso/a su qc
to be in two minds about doing sth → non sapersi decidere se fare qc o no
of one mind → della stessa idea
I am still of the same mind → sono ancora dello stesso parere
to have a mind of one's own (person, think for o.s.) → saper pensare con la propria testa (not conform) → avere delle idee proprie
my car has a mind of its own → la mia macchina fa un po' quello che vuole lei
to my mind → a mio parere, secondo me
d. (sanity) → cervello, mente f, testa
to go out of or lose one's mind → impazzire, perdere la testa
to be out of one's mind → essere pazzo/a, essere uscito/a di senno, essere fuori di sé
2. vt
a. (pay attention to, be careful of) → fare attenzione a, stare attento/a a
never mind (don't worry) → non preoccuparti (it makes no difference) → non importa, non fa niente
"please mind the step" → "attenti or attenzione al gradino"
mind you don't fall → attento a non cadere
mind your language! → bada a come parli!, controlla le tue parole!
mind you, ... (fam) → sì, però va detto che...
mind your own business! (fam) → fatti gli affari tuoi!
never mind him → non badargli, non fargli caso
never mind the expense → se costa caro, pazienza!
don't mind me! (iro) → per carità, non fare caso a me!
b. (attend to, look after, shop, machine, children) → occuparsi di, badare a
c. (be put out by, object to) I don't mind what he doesnon m'importa cosa fa
which? - I don't mind → quale? - è indifferente
I don't mind the cold/noise → il freddo/rumore non mi dà noia or fastidio
would you mind opening the door? → le dispiace aprire la porta?
do you mind if I open the window? - I don't mind → le dispiace se apro la finestra? - faccia pure!
I wouldn't mind a cup of tea → prenderei volentieri una tazza di tè


the power by which one thinks etc; the intelligence or understanding. The child already has the mind of an adult.
1. to look after or supervise (eg a child). mind the baby.
2. to be upset by; to object to. You must try not to mind when he criticizes your work.
3. to be careful of. Mind (= be careful not to trip over) the step!
4. to pay attention to or obey. You should mind your parents' words/advice.
be careful!. Mind! There's a car coming!
-minded having a (certain type of) mind, as in narrow-minded, *like-minded
mindful (with of) adjective
(formal) aware (of); paying attention (to). to be mindful of their needs; Mindful of the dangers, he proceeded with caution.
ˈmindless adjective
stupid and senseless. mindless violence.
ˈmindlessly adverb
ˈmindlessness noun
ˈmindreader noun
a person who claims to know other people's thoughts.
at/in the back of one's mind
being vaguely aware of something; deep inside. In the back of her mind she knew she couldn't trust him.
change one's mindchangebe out of one's mind
to be mad. He must be out of his mind!
do you mind!
used to show annoyance, stop someone doing something etc. Do you mind! That's my foot you're standing on!
have a good mind to
to feel very much inclined to (do something). I've a good mind to tell your father what a naughty girl you are!
have (half) a mind to
to feel (slightly) inclined to (do something). I've half a mind to take my holidays in winter this year.
in one's mind's eye
in one's imagination. If you try hard, you can see the room in your mind's eye.
in one's right mind
sane. No-one in his right mind would behave like that.
keep one's mind on
to give all one's attention to. Keep your mind on what you're doing!
know one's own mind
(usually in negative) to know what one really thinks, wants to do etc. She doesn't know her own mind yet about abortion.
make up one's mind
to decide. They've made up their minds to stay in Africa.
mind one's own business
to attend to one's own affairs, not interfering in other people's. Go away and mind your own business!
never mind
don't bother; it's all right. Never mind, I'll do it myself.
on one's mind
making one anxious, worried etc. She has a lot on her mind.
put (someone) in mind of
to remind (someone) of. This place puts me in mind of a book I once read.
speak one's mind
to say frankly what one means or thinks. You must allow me to speak my mind.
take/keep one's mind off
to turn one's attention from; to prevent one from thinking about. A good holiday will take your mind off your troubles.
to my mind
in my opinion. To my mind, you're better off working here than in most other places.


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n. mente, entendimiento;
___ -body medicinemedicina psicosomática;
v. atender, tener en cuenta;
to bear in ___tener presente;
to be out of one's ___volverse loco-a;
to make up one's ___decidirse;
to speak one's ___dar una opinión; dar su parecer.


n mente f; to lose one’s — volverse loco, perder la razón; vt (to obey) obedecer, hacer caso; He doesn’t mind me..No me obedece..No me hace caso.
References in classic literature ?
The idea had got into his mind that he would some time die unexpectedly and always when he got into bed he thought of that.
Some one of the grotesques had made a deep impression on his mind and he wanted to describe it.
It was never published, but I saw it once and it made an indelible impression on my mind.
The subject would become so big in his mind that he himself would be in danger of becom- ing a grotesque.
Traditional approaches to characters in novels look at the mind from an "internalist perspective," according to which the mind is an inner theater featuring a neverending film of private thoughts, images, associations, memories and desires emerging from the depth of the subconscious.
With the creation of "Master Mind," which allows the user to play all PC games on the market, Jedi Mind, Inc.
Since implementing MIND six years ago, scores have skyrocketed to the 99th percentile.
which creates the popular MindManager software, says mind mapping fully employs the analytical power of the left brain and the intuitive nature of the right brain, tapping into 99% of unused mental potential.
Pulling the mind inside is not easy, yet is essential in taiji practice
Levine has developed and refined an accurate and usable framework of the mind and its functions.
This is a losing battle because we cannot exclude thoughts from our mind without thinking about them.
So I can forgive Bellow his surface misogyny in exchange for what he gives of his mind and his moral regard.