To have a 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]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • have a mind of one's own — {v. phr.} To be independent in one s thinking and judgment. * /Tow has always had a mind of his own so there is no use trying to convince him how to vote./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

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  • To put in 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,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To bear in mind — Bear Bear (b[^a]r), v. t. [imp. {Bore} (b[=o]r) (formerly {Bare} (b[^a]r)); p. p. {Born} (b[^o]rn), {Borne} (b[=o]rn); p. pr. & vb. n. {Bearing}.] [OE. beren, AS. beran, beoran, to bear, carry, produce; akin to D. baren to bring forth, G. geb[… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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