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Definitions of "mind"

  • The human consciousness that originates in the brain and is manifested especially in thought, perception, emotion, will, memory, and imagination. noun
  • The collective conscious and unconscious processes in a sentient organism that direct and influence mental and physical behavior. noun
  • The principle of intelligence; the spirit of consciousness regarded as an aspect of reality. noun
  • The faculty of thinking, reasoning, and applying knowledge: Follow your mind, not your heart. noun
  • A person of great mental ability: the great minds of the century. noun
  • Individual consciousness, memory, or recollection: I'll bear the problem in mind. noun
  • A person or group that embodies certain mental qualities: the medical mind; the public mind. noun
  • The thought processes characteristic of a person or group; psychological makeup: the criminal mind. noun
  • Opinion or sentiment: He changed his mind when he heard all the facts. noun
  • Desire or inclination: She had a mind to spend her vacation in the desert. noun
  • Focus of thought; attention: I can't keep my mind on work. noun
  • A healthy mental state; sanity: losing one's mind. noun
  • To bring (an object or idea) to mind; remember. verb-transitive
  • To become aware of; notice. verb-transitive
  • Upper Southern U.S. To have in mind as a goal or purpose; intend. verb-transitive
  • To heed in order to obey: The children minded their babysitter. verb-transitive
  • To attend to: Mind closely what I tell you. verb-transitive
  • To be careful about: Mind the icy sidewalk! verb-transitive
  • To care about; be concerned about. verb-transitive

The word "mind" in example sentences

The real and practical alliance between the physical and the psychic -- between body and mind -- is better realized; as for instance: You may be seized with _an idea_, or a passion, and it disturbs your _health of body_; you may take indigestible food, or suffer injury or fatigue, and it disturbs your _health of mind_.. [Valere Aude Dare to Be Healthy, Or, The Light of Physical Regeneration]

_Mental_ resistance can be met and overcome by _ideas_, by points introduced by _your_ mind into the _mind_ of the _other_ man.. [Certain Success]

Likewise if anything happens to a particular set of muscles, the reaction is instantly transmitted to its associated mind center through the "direct wire" nerves and brain center which particularly serve that part of the mind_.. [Certain Success]

The attraction of mechanical power had already wrenched the American mind into a crab-like process which Roosevelt was making heroic efforts to restore to even action, and he had every right to active support and sympathy from all the world, especially from the Trusts themselves so far as they were human; but the doubt persisted whether the force that educated was really man or nature, —mind or motion.. [Nunc Age (1905)]

What General Meade wrote in May, “We must expect disaster so long as the armies are not under one master mind, ”32 Lincoln knew perfectly well, and gladly would he have devolved the military conduct of affairs on one man could he have found that “master mind” for whom he made a painful quest during almost two years.. [Chapter IV]

To meet the demand for a final and standard truth, a demand which realism meets with its doctrine of a being independent of any mind, this philosophy defines a _standard mind_.. [The Approach to Philosophy]

And, of course, a man _must_ sometimes change both his clothes and his mind -- his _mind_ at any rate.. [Mushrooms on the Moor]

Science itself very likely establishes a presumption in favor of a governing mind, _but the deeper question is as to the character of that mind_.. [Understanding the Scriptures]

But the idea must be constantly in the mind of the mother that her boy needs to _see_ the spoken word at the very moment _when the idea that it represents is in his mind_, AS OFTEN as he would hear it if his hearing were perfect.. [What the Mother of a Deaf Child Ought to Know]

Columbus discovered America some four hundred years ago, that your house is of a white color, that it rained a week ago today, exists as a fact regardless of whether your minds think of these things at all, yet the truth remains as before: for the particular mind which remembers these things, _the facts did not exist while they were out of the mind_.. [The Mind and Its Education]

Fully admitting that it does not account for Mind (in the abstract) to refer one mind to a prior mind for its origin; yet my hypothesis, if admitted, _does_ account for the fact that _my mind_ exists; and this is all that my hypothesis is intended to cover.. [A Candid Examination of Theism]

This lower, misnamed mind is a false claim, a suppositional mind, which I prefer to call _mortal mind_.. [Unity of Good]

At best, matter is only a phenomenon of mortal mind, of which evil is the highest degree; but really there is no such thing as _mortal mind_, -- though we are compelled to use the phrase in the endeavor to express the underlying thought.. [Unity of Good]

A solicitor, after hearing Lord Westbury's opinion, ventured to say that he had turned the matter over in his mind, and thought that something might be said on the other side; to which he replied, "Then, sir, you will turn it over once more in what you are _pleased to call your mind_.". [Familiar Quotations A Collection of Passages, Phrases, and Proverbs Traced to Their Sources in Ancient and Modern Literature]

The world is no longer to be governed by physical force, but by the influence which mind exerts over mind…. [Discourse On Woman]

The only term which we can give to this ` desideratum is 'presence of mind -- not the presence of mind required in danger, but that presence of _mind_ which enables him, when a proposition is made, at once to seize all its bearings, the direction to which it tends, and the ultimate object (for that will always be concealed at first) which the proposer may have in view.. [Olla Podrida]

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