mind

[ mahynd ]
/ maɪnd /

noun

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

Idioms

Origin of mind

before 900; (noun) Middle English mynd(e), aphetic variant (see y-) of imynd, Old English gemynd memory, remembrance, mind; cognate with Gothic gamunds; akin to Latin mēns mind, Greek manía madness; (v.) Middle English minden, derivative of the noun
SYNONYMS FOR mind
1 reason. Mind, intellect, intelligence refer to mental equipment or qualities. Mind is that part of a human being that thinks, feels, and wills, as contrasted with body: His mind was capable of grasping the significance of the problem. Intellect is reasoning power as distinguished from feeling; it is often used in a general sense to characterize high mental ability: to appeal to the intellect, rather than the emotions. Intelligence is ability to learn and to understand; it is also mental alertness or quickness of understanding: A dog has more intelligence than many other animals.
6 Mind, brain, brains may refer to mental capacity. Mind is the philosophical and general term for the center of mental activity, and is therefore used of intellectual powers: a brilliant mind. Brain is properly the physiological term for the organic structure that makes mental activity possible ( The brain is the center of the nervous system. ), but it is often applied, like mind, to intellectual capacity: a fertile brain. Brains is the anatomical word ( the brains of an animal used for food ), but, in popular usage, it is applied to intelligence (particularly of a shrewd, practical nature): To run a business takes brains.
10 bent, leaning, proclivity, penchant; wish, liking.
11 intent.
21 mark.
Related formssub·mind, nounun·mind·ing, adjective

Definition for never mind (2 of 2)

never

[ nev-er ]
/ ˈnɛv ər /

adverb

not ever; at no time: Such an idea never occurred to me.
not at all; absolutely not: never mind; This will never do.
to no extent or degree: He was never the wiser for his experience.

Origin of never

before 900; Middle English; Old English nǣfre, equivalent to ne not + ǣfre ever
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British Dictionary definitions for never mind (1 of 2)

mind

/ (maɪnd) /

noun


verb

See also mind out

Word Origin for mind

Old English gemynd mind; related to Old High German gimunt memory

British Dictionary definitions for never mind (2 of 2)

never

/ (ˈnɛvə) /

adverb, sentence substitute

at no time; not ever
certainly not; by no means; in no case

interjection

Also: well I never! surely not!

Word Origin for never

Old English nǣfre, from ne not + æfre ever

usage

In informal speech and writing, never can be used instead of not with the simple past tenses of certain verbs for emphasis (I never said that; I never realized how clever he was), but this usage should be avoided in serious writing
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Medicine definitions for never mind

mind

[ mīnd ]

n.

The human consciousness that originates in the brain and is manifested especially in thought, perception, emotion, will, memory, and imagination.
The collective conscious and unconscious processes in a sentient organism that direct and influence mental and physical behavior.

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Idioms and Phrases with never mind (1 of 3)

never mind

1

Don't worry about something, don't trouble yourself, it doesn't matter. For example, Never mind what I said, it wasn't important, or Never mind, you can always take the driver's test again. This expression employs mind in the sense of “care about something,” a usage dating from the late 1700s.


2

Also, never you mind. Don't concern yourself with that, it's none of your business, as in Never you mind where I plan to buy the new TV. [Early 1800s]

Idioms and Phrases with never mind (2 of 3)

mind

In addition to the idioms beginning with mind

  • mind like a steel trap, have a
  • mind of one's own, have a
  • mind one's own business
  • mind one's p's and q's
  • mind over matter
  • mind the store

also see:

  • back of one's mind
  • bear in mind
  • blow one's mind
  • boggle the mind
  • bring to mind
  • call to mind
  • change one's mind
  • come to mind
  • cross one's mind
  • frame of mind
  • go out of one's mind
  • great minds
  • half a mind
  • have a good mind to
  • in one's mind's eye
  • in one's right mind
  • know one's own mind
  • load off one's mind
  • lose one's mind
  • make up one's mind
  • meeting of the minds
  • never mind
  • of two minds
  • one-track mind
  • on one's mind
  • open mind
  • out of sight (out of mind)
  • piece of one's mind
  • presence of mind
  • prey on (one's mind)
  • put one in mind of
  • read someone's mind
  • set one's mind at rest
  • slip one's mind
  • speak one's mind
  • to my mind

Idioms and Phrases with never mind (3 of 3)

never

In addition to the idioms beginning with never

  • never a dull moment
  • never fear
  • never give a sucker an even break
  • never had it so good, one
  • never hear the end of
  • never mind
  • never miss a trick
  • never put off until tomorrow
  • never say die
  • never say never

also see:

  • better late than never
  • it never rains but it pours
  • lightning never strikes twice
  • now or never
  • watched pot never boils
  • wonders will never cease
  • you never can tell

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