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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.


1. Not ever; on no occasion; at no time: He had never been there before. You never can be sure.
2. Not at all; in no way; absolutely not: Never fear. That will never do.
never mind
1. Don't bother: I was hoping for some help, but never mind, I'll do it alone.
2. Not to mention; and certainly not: I can't tread water, never mind swim.

[Middle English, from Old English nǣfre : ne, not; see ne in Indo-European roots + ǣfre, ever; see aiw- in Indo-European roots.]
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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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References in classic literature ?
The first ten or fifteen times I wanted my handkerchief I didn't seem to care; I got along, and said never mind, it isn't any matter, and dropped it out of my mind.