mind noun Meaning in the Cambridge Essential English Dictionary

Meaning of "mind" in Essential English Dictionary


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)
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