Mind is a vague term used for many centuries in many different ways. As used today by psychologists it most often refers to the totality of organized, mainly cognitive psychological processes.
Webster Dictionary Meaning
1. Mind- To fix the mind or thoughts on; to regard with attention; to treat as of consequence; to consider; to heed; to mark; to note.
- To occupy one's self with; to employ one's self about; to attend to; as, to mind one's business.
- To obey; as, to mind parents; the dog minds his master.
- To have in mind; to purpose.
- To put in mind; to remind.
2. Mind- The intellectual or rational faculty in man; the understanding; the intellect; the power that conceives, judges, or reasons; also, the entire spiritual nature; the soul; -- often in distinction from the body.
- The state, at any given time, of the faculties of thinking, willing, choosing, and the like; psychical activity or state; as: (a) Opinion; judgment; belief.
- Choice; inclination; liking; intent; will.
- Courage; spirit.
- Memory; remembrance; recollection; as, to have or keep in mind, to call to mind, to put in mind, etc.
3. Mind- To give attention or heed; to obey; as, the dog minds well.
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