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Definition of "mind" []

  • The human consciousness that originates in the brain and is manifested especially in thought, perception, emotion, will, memory, and imagination. (noun)
  • The collective conscious and unconscious processes in a sentient organism that direct and influence mental and physical behavior. (noun)
  • The principle of intelligence; the spirit of consciousness regarded as an aspect of reality. (noun)
  • The faculty of thinking, reasoning, and applying knowledge: Follow your mind, not your heart. (noun)
  • A person of great mental ability: the great minds of the century. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "mind" in a sentence
  • "The real and practical alliance between the physical and the psychic -- between body and mind -- is better realized; as for instance: You may be seized with _an idea_, or a passion, and it disturbs your _health of body_; you may take indigestible food, or suffer injury or fatigue, and it disturbs your _health of mind_."
  • "_Mental_ resistance can be met and overcome by _ideas_, by points introduced by _your_ mind into the _mind_ of the _other_ man."
  • "Likewise if anything happens to a particular set of muscles, the reaction is instantly transmitted to its associated mind center through the "direct wire" nerves and brain center which particularly serve that part of the mind_."