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mind

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mindmind1 /maɪnd/ ●●● S1 W1 noun  1 ability to think and imagine [countable, uncountable]HBH your thoughts or your ability to think, feel, and imagine thingsmental 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
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mindO'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 mindIt 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.
mindmind2 ●●● S1 W2 verb  1 feel annoyed [intransitive, transitive usually in questions and negatives]UPSET to feel annoyed or upset about somethingobject I don’t mind the heat, in fact I quite like it. The expression on Dan’s face showed that he did mind, very much. I wouldn’t have minded if she’d asked me first.mind doing something Did you mind being away from home for so long?mind somebody doing something Don’t your parents mind you staying out so late?mind that He didn’t mind that other people in the village thought him odd.RegisterThe expression mind/not mind (something) is used especially in spoken English. In written English, people often use object/not object (to something) instead:Many people do not object to paying higher taxes for better services.Would you object if we changed a few details?2 not mind doing something3 not mind4 mind your own business5 be minding your own businessSPOKEN PHRASES6 never mind7 I wouldn’t mind (doing) something8 would/do you mind ...?9 mind you10 mind!11 mind how you go12 mind you do something13 never you mind14 do you mind!15 if you don’t mind16 if you don’t mind my saying so/if you don’t mind me asking17 I don’t mind admitting/telling you/saying etc18 don’t mind me19 don’t mind her/him etc20 (I) don’t mind if I do21 take care of something/somebody [transitive] British English a) RESPONSIBLEto be responsible for something for a short time syn watch Will you mind my bag while I buy my ticket? b) LOOK AFTER somebodyto take care of a child while their parents are not there syn look after My sister minds the baby while I’m at yoga.22 mind the shop23 mind your manners/language/p’s and q’s24 obey [transitive] American EnglishOBEY to obey someone’s instructions or advice Some dogs will mind instructions better than others.GrammarUsing the progressiveIn most of its meanings, mind is not used in the progressive. One common exception is the expression be minding your own business (sense 5).Mind can also be used in the progressive when it means ‘take care of’ (senses 21 and 22): I’m just minding the shop while she’s having lunch.Using the passiveIn most of its meanings, mind is not used in the passive. Mind can only be used in the passive when it means ‘take care of’ (senses 21 and 22): The children are being minded by a neighbour. mind out→ See Verb table
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mindAre you sure your mother doesn't mind?When you only used to do four or five a year - never mind five in one weekend.You might not mind fur on blankets and bedspreads, but the next guest could be allergic to animals.Of course I don't mind if you bring a few friends over.Owen knew this and didn't mind it.Never mind love, never mind passion.Never mind opponents lacking the bottle to take on the Old Trafford stars.Though whether he minded or not I'd no idea.Mothers who work part-time are able to mind other people's children when they are not working.The woman who minds Pip and Emma collects them from school and gives them an evening meal.Nobody seems to mind that much.He spends as much time as his wife minding the children.mind thatBear in mind that all sections must add up to the overall length measurement.David says his parents don't mind that he spends so much time on his computer.Never mind that I hadn't remembered my birthday either.We made up our minds that, if business didn't get better by June, we'd sell it.In assessing their contribution it should be borne in mind that many parish roads were improved while many turnpikes were neglected.Never mind that philosophical training in logic is another source of critical thinking skills.But it was not with this intervention level in mind that the rule of law and various protective judicial principles were formulated.The moment it becomes unprofitable to do so, there is no doubt in my mind that the tree-farmers will abandon these forests.But as was stated above, it must always be borne in mind that these models are ideal types.But keep in mind that this is fiction.
mind!mind!British EnglishWARN used to warn someone to be careful because they might hurt themselves or someone else, or damage something Mind that bike, James! Mind you don’t fall!mind your head/fingers etc Mind your head – the ceiling’s a bit low.mind how/where/who etc It’s slippery, so mind where you’re walking! mind
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mind how/where/who etcWith Dad around, the Sowerby girls have to mind how as well as what they eat.The Bible is no academic tome with an esoteric appeal to those with scholarly minds who can handle abstract concepts.I don't mind how many men you've slept with.Never mind how silly they are.Michael came to mountaineering through its literature and found some one of a like mind who was also keen to start.You have to resolve in your own mind who you want to owe this money to.Step 9 Be quite clear in your mind how your child must change in order for the situation to improve.
MINDMIND /maɪnd/  a British charity organization which gives advice and practical help to people who are mentally ill and to their families, and which tries to make people in general understand more about mental illnessFrom Longman Business Dictionarymindmind /maɪnd/ nounMARKETING1front of mind if a brand or company is front of mind, people think of it as a possible choice when buying a particular type of productAn email newsletter will keep your brand front of mind.Pirelli is trying to establish itself as a front-of-mind brand when it comes to buying tyres.2share of mind (also mind share) how many people recognize and think of a particular brand or company compared with its competitorsThe marketing battle is for share of mind.
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Verb table
mind
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theymind
he, she, itminds
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyminded
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave minded
he, she, ithas minded
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad minded
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill mind
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have minded
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam minding
he, she, itis minding
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you, we, theyare minding
Past
I, he, she, itwas minding
you, we, theywere minding
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been minding
he, she, ithas been minding
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been minding
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be minding
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been minding
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