mind
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English gemynd; akin to Old High German gimunt memory, Latin ment-, mens mind, monēre to remind, warn, Greek menos spirit, mnasthai, mimnēskesthai to remember Date: before 12th century 1. recollection, memory <
keep that in mind
>
<
time out of mind
>
2. a. the element or complex of elements in an individual that feels, perceives, thinks, wills, and especially reasons b. the conscious mental events and capabilities in an organism c. the organized conscious and unconscious adaptive mental activity of an organism 3. intention, desire <
I changed my mind
>
4. the normal or healthy condition of the mental faculties 5. opinion, view 6. disposition, mood 7. a. a person or group embodying mental qualities <
the public mind
>
b. intellectual ability 8. capitalized, Christian Science god 1b 9. a conscious substratum or factor in the universe 10. attention <
pay him no mind
>
II. verb Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. chiefly dialect remind 2. chiefly dialect remember 3. to attend to closely 4. a. (1) to become aware of ; notice (2) to regard with attention ; consider important — often used in the imperative with following you for emphasis <
I'm not against inspiration, mind you; I simply refuse to sit and stare at a blank page waiting for it — Dennis Whitcomb
>
b. chiefly dialect intend, purpose 5. a. to give heed to attentively in order to obey b. to follow the orders or instructions of 6. a. to be concerned about b. dislike <
I don't mind going
>
7. a. to be careful ; see <
mind you finish it
>
b. to be cautious about <
mind the broken rung
>
8. to give protective care to ; tend intransitive verb 1. to be attentive or wary 2. to become concerned ; care 3. to pay obedient heed or attention • minder noun

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