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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. Individual consciousness, memory, or recollection: I'll bear the problem in 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. The thought processes characteristic of a person or group; psychological makeup: the criminal mind; the public mind.
8. Philosophy The phenomena of intelligence, cognition, or consciousness, regarded as a material or immaterial 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 (or 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-1 in the Appendix of 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 ?
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.
He was thought to be no better than a Natural, and first come to me as a Minder.
LESS than a quarter of Coventry's child minders and nurseries outside schools have anyone with a degree level qualification, according to the latest government statistics.
Chelsea FC's billionaire owner hopped on to the Isle of Arran to take his dog for a walk, waiting with his minders by the quayside bins as the corgi sniffed a post.
record reporter SIMON Cowell looks like any other holidaymaker taking his dogs for a stroll - except for the trio of minders he took with him.
Holland tried to calm al-Obeidi and talk to her, but the reaction of the government minders was shocking and deeply disturbing.
PARENTS in the region are being warned that there could be a childcare drought this summer as thousands of child minders leave the profession.
Paul Baty, prosecuting, said that in 1988 Addy and his wife were registered child minders and an allegation was made against him which he denied.
There is some talk of grandparents now being registered in the same way as child minders and being inspected by the local authority ``The important thing is to get the balance right.
BRITAIN'S 99,000 child minders are to be FORCED to reveal whether they are a danger to kids.
Most child minders are in the job because they love children and are good at looking after them.
But now police are hitting back by installing memo minders in the homes of vulnerable old people in the city.