From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishmindmind1 /maɪnd/ ●●● S1 W1 noun 1 ability to think and imagine [countable, uncountable]HBH your thoughts or your ability to think, feel, and imagine things → mental It is impossible to understand the complex nature of the human mind. Mind and body are closely related. Meditation involves focussing the mind on a single object or word.in somebody’s mind There was no doubt in my mind that it was the right decision to make. Do you have a clear picture in your mind of what you want? A plan began to form in his mind. The event is still fresh in most people’s minds.independence/strength/flexibility of mind men who were chosen for their independence of mind2 → change your mind3 → make up your mind/make your mind up4 → have somebody/something in mind (for something)5 → bear/keep somebody/something in mind6 → with somebody/something in mind7 → on your/somebody’s mind8 → get/put somebody/something out of your mind9 → cross/enter somebody’s mind10 → go/run/flash etc through somebody’s mind11 → come/spring to mind12 character [countable] used to talk about the way that someone thinks and the type of thoughts they have He has a very devious mind. My naturally suspicious mind thought he might be lying.13 intelligence [countable usually singular]INTELLIGENT your intelligence and ability to think, rather than your emotions a mind trained to react with split-second accuracya brilliant/enquiring/logical etc mind a bright child with an enquiring mind14 intelligent person [countable] someone who is very intelligent, especially in a particular subject or activity syn brain This is one of the issues that has most interested military minds. Some of the finest minds in the country are working on the project.15 → state/frame of mind16 → to/in my mind17 → go/turn over something in your mind18 → be the last thing on somebody’s mind19 → take/keep/get somebody’s mind off something20 → set/put somebody’s mind at rest21 → it/that is a load/weight off somebody’s mind22 → prey on somebody’s mind23 → no one in their right mind ...24 → be out of your mind25 → be out of your mind with worry/grief etc26 → go out of your mind27 → somebody’s mind goes blank28 → go (right/clean) out of somebody’s mind29 → bring/call something to mind30 → put somebody in mind of somebody/something31 → stick/stay in somebody’s mind32 → be of one mind/of the same mind/of like mind33 → have a mind of your own34 → put/set/turn your mind to something35 → somebody’s mind is not on something36 → keep your mind on something37 → somebody’s mind wanders38 → somebody’s mind is racing39 → it’s all in the mind40 → in your mind’s eye41 → have it in mind42 → have half a mind to do something43 → mind over matter → in/at the back of your mind at back2(6), → blow somebody’s mind at blow1(15), → cast your mind back at cast1(9), → a closed mind at closed(4), → be in/at/to the forefront of somebody’s mind/attention at forefront(2), → give somebody a piece of your mind at piece1(13), → great minds think alike at great1(15), → know your own mind at know1(50), → the mind boggles at boggle, → meeting of minds at meeting(5), → one-track mind, → an open mind at open1(16), → out of sight, out of mind at sight1(8), → peace of mind at peace(3), presence of mind, → read somebody’s mind at read1(15), → set your heart/mind/sights on (doing) something at set1(13), → be of sound mind at sound3(5), → speak your mind at speak(7), → be in two minds at two(9)THESAURUSmind what you use to think and imagine thingsMy mind was full of big ideas.I never know what’s going on in her mind.At the back of my mind I had the funny feeling that I’d met her somewhere before.The same thoughts kept going through my mind and I couldn’t get to sleep.head the place where someone’s mind is – use this especially when talking about the thoughts that are in someone’s mindI can’t get him out of my head.You need to get it into your head that you’ve done nothing wrong.To keep myself calm, I counted to ten in my head.She’s so quiet – you never quite know what’s going on inside her head (=what she is thinking).subconscious the part of your mind that influences the way you think or behave, even though you may not realize this is happening, and which makes you have dreamsShe suddenly remembered a traumatic incident that had been buried deep in her subconscious.During the daytime our conscious minds are active, but during the night the subconscious takes over. psyche formal someone’s mind, especially their feelings and attitudes, and the way these influence their character – used especially when talking about people’s minds in generalThe need for love is deeply buried in our psyche.Freud has provided an account of the human psyche’s stages of development. The child is simply searching his psyche to find some past event that relates to his new experiences. mentality a particular way of thinking that a group of people have, especially one that you think is wrong or badI just don’t understand the mentality of these people.They all seem to have a kind of victim mentality, which makes them think that the world is permanently against them.the ego technical the part of your mind that gives you your sense of who you are – used especially in Freudian psychologythe rational world of the ego and the irrational world of the unconscious
Examples from the Corpusmind• O'Rourke has a very devious mind.• Peacher has an incredibly good mind.• Grandma's body is wearing out, but her mind is as sharp as ever.• She had a picture of him in her mind - tall, blond and handsome.• I never know what's going on in her mind.• It was an interesting idea. Jeff turned it over in his mind on the way to work.• In his mind, Jim could vividly picture the red bulb of the thermometer in the relaxation exercise Miller had given him.• Dave struggled hard to push these worries out of his mind.• At night, while he slept, his mind was still full of music.• His mind was full of big ideas for developing the company.• Keep that in mind because without it all the fine planning in the world will never be translated into action.• He is reputed to have been an able administrator with a keen mind for commerce.• The teacher talked on and on and my mind began to wander.• At the back of my mind I had the funny feeling that I'd met her somewhere before.• The same thoughts kept going through my mind and I couldn't get to sleep.• I made up my mind I was going to retire.• Then, since the reality of my situation could hardly be worse, my mind turned once again to philosophy.• We can not see them or turn our minds from them.• Cuomo is one of our foremost political minds.• It's hard to understand what's going on in Susanna's mind.• I don't really have a scientific mind.• But those wines give only momentary pleasure and thereafter the senses are dulled and the mind is clouded.• But planners changed their mind as they realized the channels would have to be bigger and bigger.independence/strength/flexibility of mind• It is an independence of mind reflected in her choice of films as well.• Her rudeness was seen as a charming independence of mind by her familya necessary training in stubbornness.• If the present set of essays exhibits independence of mind, this is no less than she would wish or expect.• But he has more than once shown great independence of mind.• Agnes E lived alone, had reached her ninetieth year and had retained her independence of mind.• I wish she could obtain a little more strength of mind.• It might be thought that the hon. Gentleman's independence of mind and spirit owe something to his background.• If I could have departed then, never reentered the house, it would have been with some strength of mind.