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mind

 (mīnd)
n.
1. The faculty of a human or other animal by which it thinks, perceives, feels, remembers, or desires: studying the relation between the brain and the mind.
2. A person of great mental ability: the great minds of the century.
3.
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.
4.
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.
7. Philosophy The principle of intelligence or consciousness regarded as an aspect of reality.
v. mind·ed, mind·ing, minds
v.tr.
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.
5.
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.
7.
a. To become aware of; notice.
b. Upper Southern US To have in mind as a goal or purpose; intend.
v.intr.
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.
Idioms:
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.

minder

(ˈmaɪndə)
n
1. someone who looks after someone or something
2. (Social Welfare) short for childminder
3. slang an aide to someone in public life, esp a politician or political candidate, who keeps control of press and public relations
4. slang someone acting as a bodyguard, guard, or assistant, esp in the criminal underworld
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.minder - someone (usually in totalitarian countries) who is assigned to watch over foreign visitors; "I turned around and there, a few hundred feet away, was our government minder, Li Wong Su, huffing and puffing toward us"
escort - an attendant who is employed to accompany someone
2.minder - a person who looks after babies (usually in the person's own home) while the babys' parents are workingminder - a person who looks after babies (usually in the person's own home) while the babys' parents are working
keeper - someone in charge of other people; "am I my brother's keeper?"

minder

noun bodyguard The two girls and their minder all climbed into the taxi.
Translations
felvigyázó

minder

[ˈmaɪndəʳ] N
1.guardaespaldas mf inv, acompañante mf, escolta mf
2. (esp Brit) = childminder

minder

[ˈmaɪndər] n
(= bodyguard) → garde m/f du corps
(= child minder) → gardienne f

minder

n (inf)Aufpasser(in) m(f)

minder

[ˈmaɪndəʳ] n (Brit) (child minder) → bambinaia; (bodyguard) → guardia del corpo
References in classic literature ?
He was thought to be no better than a Natural, and first come to me as a Minder.
It was not until he had been piqued into competition with the two diminutive Minders, by seeing them successively raised to that post and retire from it without injury, that he could be by any means induced to leave Mrs Betty Higden's skirts; towards which he exhibited, even when in Mrs Boffin's embrace, strong yearnings, spiritual and bodily; the former expressed in a very gloomy visage, the latter in extended arms.
THANK you for your wonderful tribute to Minder actor George Cole who has passed away aged 90 (Mirror, August 7).
THE funeral of Minder star George Cole will be held on Thursday.
ACTOR Dennis Waterman said his Minder co-star George Cole was a "wonderful man" with whom he "laughed all day, every day" following the television star's death at the age of 90.
THE much-loved ITV series Minder created a winning double act in George Cole and Dennis Waterman - and even saw the pair end up on Top of the Pops
18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Minder Research, the makers of the popular TireMinder TPMS, has won the gold place award in consumer tire pressure monitoring systems.
Originally opened in 1972 as Minder Binder's Bar and Grill, the “Big Red Barn” became a Tempe landmark and favorite watering hole for multiple generations.
MADCAP footballer Mario Balotelli has been given a roundthe-clock minder by Liverpool FC to keep him out of trouble.
As there is a good chance Joseph was left at the home of a child minder deliberately, we think the mother had local knowledge.
A blind anteater at London Zoo has been given the star treatment with her very own minder to point her in the right direction.
Brittney Minder, a senior at Central Kitsap High School in Silverdale in Washington, wore a stunning purple, strapless dress that she got all the way from Canada especially for the event, ABC news reported.