mind /ˈmaɪnd/ 名詞
Mind v. t. [imp. & p. p. Minded; p. pr. & vb. n. Minding.]
1. To fix the mind or thoughts on; to regard with attention; to treat as of consequence; to consider; to heed; to mark; to note. “Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate.”
My lord, you nod: you do not mind the play. --Shak.
2. To occupy one's self with; to employ one's self about; to attend to; as, to mind one's business.
Bidding him be a good child, and mind his book. --Addison.
3. To obey; as, to mind parents; the dog minds his master.
4. To have in mind; to purpose.
I mind to tell him plainly what I think. --Shak.
5. To put in mind; to remind. [Archaic]
He minded them of the mutability of all earthly things. --Fuller.
I do thee wrong to mind thee of it. --Shak.
Never mind, do not regard it; it is of no consequence; no matter.
Syn: -- To notice; mark; regard; obey. See Attend.
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.
By the mind of man we understand that in him which thinks, remembers, reasons, wills. --Reid.
What we mean by mind is simply that which perceives, thinks, feels, wills, and desires. --Sir W. Hamilton.
Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind. --Rom. xiv. 5.
The mind shall banquet, though the body pine. --Shak.
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.
A fool uttereth all his mind. --Prov. xxix. 11.
Being so hard to me that brought your mind, I fear she'll prove as hard to you in telling her mind. --Shak.
(b) Choice; inclination; liking; intent; will.
If it be your minds, then let none go forth. --2 Kings ix. 15.
(c) Courage; spirit.
3. Memory; remembrance; recollection; as, to have or keep in mind, to call to mind, to put in mind, etc.
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. ).
Mind, v. i. To give attention or heed; to obey; as, the dog minds well.
n 1: that which is responsible for one's thoughts and feelings;
the seat of the faculty of reason; "his mind wandered";
"I couldn't get his words out of my head" [syn: head,
brain, psyche, nous]
2: recall or remembrance; "it came to mind"
3: an opinion formed by judging something; "he was reluctant to
make his judgment known"; "she changed her mind" [syn: judgment,
4: an important intellectual; "the great minds of the 17th
century" [syn: thinker, creative thinker]
5: attention; "don't pay him any mind"
6: your intention; what you intend to do; "he had in mind to
see his old teacher"; "the idea of the game is to capture
all the pieces" [syn: idea]
7: knowledge and intellectual ability; "he reads to improve his
mind"; "he has a keen intellect" [syn: intellect]
v 1: be offended or bothered by; take offense with, be bothered
by; "I don't mind your behavior"
2: be concerned with or about something or somebody
3: be in charge of or deal with; "She takes care of all the
necessary arrangements" [syn: take care]
4: pay close attention to; give heed to; "Heed the advice of
the old men" [syn: heed, listen]
5: be on one's guard; be cautious or wary about; be alert to;
"Beware of telephone salesmen" [syn: beware]
6: keep in mind [syn: bear in mind] [ant: forget]