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noun mind pronunciation in British English /maɪnd/
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  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] the part of you that thinks, knows, remembers, and feels things

    His mind was full of the things he had seen that day.

    I need a walk to clear my mind.

    in someone’s mind:

    You never know what’s going on in her mind.

    1. a.
      your attention or thoughts

      Can you say that again? My mind was on something else.

      keep your mind on something:

      I can’t keep my mind on work when it’s so sunny outside.

    2. b.
      your usual way of thinking

      Ellen’s husband has a very suspicious mind.

  2. 2
    [singular] your intelligence and ability to understand things

    Her youngest child has a very enquiring mind (=is very interested in things and always asking questions).

    My grandmother’s mind is failing.

    1. a.
      [countable] someone who is very intelligent

      He is one of the finest minds in physics today.



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