Meaning of "mind" in Essential English Dictionary


noun uk /maɪnd/

B1 someone’s memory, or their ability to think and feel emotions:

She has a very logical mind.
change your mind

B1 to change a decision or opinion:

We changed our minds about selling the house.
make your mind up

B1 to make a decision:

I haven’t made up my mind whether to go yet.
bear/keep someone/something in mind

to remember someone or something that may be useful in the future:

I’ll keep you in mind if another job comes up.
cross someone’s mind

If an idea crosses your mind, you think about it for a short time:

It crossed my mind that she might not want to go.
have/keep an open mind

to wait until you know all the facts before you form an opinion about something or judge someone:

We’re keeping an open mind about the causes of the fire.
to my mind

used to emphasize that you are giving your own opinion:

To my mind, the play was disappointing.
have something on your mind

to worry about something:

Jim has a lot on his mind at the moment.
be out of your mind informal

to be crazy or very stupid:

You must be out of your mind going jogging in this weather.
put/set someone’s mind at rest

to say something to someone to stop them from worrying:

Talking to the doctor put my mind at rest.

(Definition of “mind noun” from the Cambridge Essential Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)