Meaning of “mind” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun [ C ] us uk /maɪnd/
Extra Examples
I was confident till you planted doubts in my mind.His shy manner belied his very sharp mind.Her answers raised doubts in my mind.His mind flashed back to the night of the murder.The memory of the accident is still very fresh in my mind.

B1 someone's memory or their ability to think, feel emotions, and be aware of things:

For some reason her words stuck in my mind.
She has a very logical mind.
have sth on your mind

to think or worry about something:

Jim has a lot on his mind at the moment.
bear/keep sb/sth in mind

B2 to remember someone or something that may be useful in the future:

I'll keep you in mind if another job comes up.
[ + (that) ] Bear in mind that there's a bank holiday next week.
make your mind up

B1 to make a decision:

[ + question word ] I haven't made up my mind whether to go yet.
change your mind

B1 to change a decision or opinion:

We've changed our minds about selling the house.
come/spring to mind

If an idea comes to mind, it is the first thing you think of:

I was thinking about who might be suitable for this job, and your name came to mind.
put your mind to sth

to give your full attention to something:

You could win if you put your mind to it.
be out of your mind informal

to be crazy or very stupid:

You must be out of your mind going running on a night like this!
be out of your mind with worry/grief, etc

to be very worried or upset

(Definition of “mind noun” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)