mind

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mind is part of the Basic English 850.
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mind is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
mind

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Noun[change]

Singular
mind

Plural
minds

  1. Someone's mind is the part of them that thinks.
    In my mind I know I must go, but in my heart I want to stay here.
    We will solve this problem. We have the best minds in the country working on it.

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Verb[change]

Plain form
mind

Third-person singular
minds

Past tense
minded

Past participle
minded

Present participle
minding

  1. If you mind some action or thing, you feel negatively about it.
    "Do you mind if I sit here?" "No, not at all"
    "It's raining outside. You should take an umbrella" "It's OK, I don't mind the rain"
  2. If you mind someone or something, you look after it.
    "Could you mind the children while I go to the bathroom?"