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Definition 1: that which is responsible for one's thoughts, feelings, and conscious brain functions; the seat of the faculty of reason - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where mind or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his mind wandered
  • I couldn't get his words out of my head

Synonyms for mind in the sense of this definition

(mind is a kind of ...) the psychological result of perception and learning and reasoning

(... is a kind of mind ) an informal British expression for head or mind

"use your noddle"

(... is a kind of mind ) a young mind not yet affected by experience (according to John Locke)

(... is a kind of mind ) (psychoanalysis) the conscious mind

(... is a kind of mind ) that part of the mind wherein psychic activity takes place of which the person is unaware

(... is a kind of mind ) psychic activity just below the level of awareness

Definition 2: recall or remembrance - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where mind or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • it came to mind

(mind is a kind of ...) the process of remembering (especially the process of recovering information by mental effort)

"he has total recall of the episode"

Definition 3: attention - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where mind or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • don't pay him any mind

(mind is a kind of ...) the act of noticing or paying attention

"he escaped the notice of the police"

Definition 4: an opinion formed by judging something - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where mind or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he was reluctant to make his judgment known
  • she changed her mind

Synonyms for mind in the sense of this definition

(mind is a kind of ...) 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?"

(... is a kind of mind ) 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"

Definition 5: knowledge and intellectual ability - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where mind or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he reads to improve his mind
  • he has a keen intellect

Synonyms for mind in the sense of this definition

(mind is a kind of ...) the ability to comprehend; to understand and profit from experience

(... are attributes of mind) appealing to or using the intellect

"satire is an intellectual weapon" "intellectual workers engaged in creative literary or artistic or scientific labor" "has tremendous intellectual sympathy for oppressed people" "coldly intellectual" "sort of the intellectual type" "intellectual literature"

(... are attributes of mind) not intellectual

Definition 6: your intention; what you intend to do - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where mind or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he had in mind to see his old teacher
  • the idea of the game is to capture all the pieces

Synonyms for mind in the sense of this definition

(mind is a kind of ...) 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"

Definition 7: an important intellectual - [noun denoting person]

Samples where mind or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the great minds of the 17th century

Synonyms for mind in the sense of this definition

(mind is a kind of ...) a person who uses the mind creatively

Definition 8: keep in mind - [verb of cognition]

Synonyms for mind in the sense of this definition

(mind is a kind of ...) keep in mind for attention or consideration

"Remember the Alamo" "Remember to call your mother every day!" "Think of the starving children in India!"

(... is a kind of mind ) get down to; pay attention to; take seriously

"Attend to your duties, please"

Definition 9: be concerned with or about something or somebody - [verb of cognition]

(mind is a kind of ...) have on one's mind, think about actively

"I'm thinking about my friends abroad" "She always thinks about her children first"

(... is a kind of mind ) be concerned with

"I worry about my grades"

Definition 10: be on one's guard; be cautious or wary about; be alert to - [verb of cognition]

Samples where mind or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Beware of telephone salesmen

Synonyms for mind in the sense of this definition

(mind is a kind of ...) be vigilant, be on the lookout or be careful

"Watch out for pickpockets!"

Definition 11: be offended or bothered by; take offense with, be bothered by - [verb of communication]

Samples where mind or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I don't mind your behavior

(mind is a kind of ...) 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"

(... is a kind of mind ) show anger or indignation

"She bristled at his insolent remarks"

Samples where mind or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Heed the advice of the old men

Synonyms for mind in the sense of this definition

(mind is a kind of ...) be obedient to

Samples where mind or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She takes care of all the necessary arrangements

Synonyms for mind in the sense of this definition

(mind is a kind of ...) 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"

(... is a kind of mind ) manage or run

"tend a store"

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