Mind
Mind Mind (m[imac]nd), n. [AS. mynd, gemynd; akin to OHG. minna memory, love, G. minne love, Dan. minde mind, memory, remembrance, consent, vote, Sw. minne memory, Icel. minni, Goth. gamunds, L. mens, mentis, mind, Gr. me`nos, Skr. manas mind, man to think. [root]104, 278. Cf. {Comment}, {Man}, {Mean}, v., 3d {Mental}, {Mignonette}, {Minion}, {Mnemonic}, {Money}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The intellectual or rational faculty in man; the understanding; the intellect; the power that conceives, judges, or reasons; also, the entire spiritual nature; the soul; -- often in distinction from the {body}. [1913 Webster]

By the mind of man we understand that in him which thinks, remembers, reasons, wills. --Reid. [1913 Webster]

What we mean by mind is simply that which perceives, thinks, feels, wills, and desires. --Sir W. Hamilton. [1913 Webster]

Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind. --Rom. xiv. 5. [1913 Webster]

The mind shall banquet, though the body pine. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. The state, at any given time, of the faculties of thinking, willing, choosing, and the like; psychical activity or state; as: (a) Opinion; judgment; belief. [1913 Webster]

A fool uttereth all his mind. --Prov. xxix. 11. [1913 Webster]

Being so hard to me that brought your mind, I fear she'll prove as hard to you in telling her mind. --Shak. [1913 Webster] (b) Choice; inclination; liking; intent; will. [1913 Webster]

If it be your minds, then let none go forth. --2 Kings ix. 15. [1913 Webster] (c) Courage; spirit. --Chapman. [1913 Webster]

3. Memory; remembrance; recollection; as, to have or keep in mind, to call to mind, to put in mind, etc. [1913 Webster]

{To have a mind} or {To have a great mind}, to be inclined or strongly inclined in purpose; -- used with an infinitive. ``Sir Roger de Coverly . . . told me that he had a great mind to see the new tragedy with me.'' --Addison.

{To lose one's mind}, to become insane, or imbecile.

{To make up one's mind}, to come to an opinion or decision; to determine.

{To put in mind}, to remind. ``Regard us simply as putting you in mind of what you already know to be good policy.'' --Jowett (Thucyd. ). [1913 Webster]


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