mind-n; 6 Senses

Sense Number 1: the process of cognitive thought, intellect, reason

Commentary: MIND[+process][+cognitive][+intellect][+rational]
NOTE: refers to the general faculty, not a specific image, memory, opinion.

He reads extensively to improve his mind.
Idealist philosophy assumes the primacy of mind over material existence.
A mind is a terrible thing to waste.
Doing all these calculations is taxing on the mind after a while.
The man lost his mind and was committed to a mental institution.

PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 7

Sense Number 2: the act of recall or remembrance

Commentary: MIND[+event][+mental][+recall]

Mary comes to mind when thinking of excellent tennis players.
He couldn't bring her name to mind.
John apologized for forgetting the meeting, but said it never crossed his mind yesterday.

PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 3: an opinion or viewpoint

Commentary: MIND[+state][+mental][+opinion]

I'm of two minds about buying this house.
She keeps changing her mind about which candidate to support.
His mind is closed to John's proposal.
Sally gave the driver a piece of her mind when he cut in front of her.
The movie was, to my mind, an idiotic rehash of every other disaster film.
We should try to keep an open mind about this. (not form an opinion too early)

PropBank: mind.02
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3

Sense Number 4: person who is a great thinker

Commentary: MIND[+person][+role][+thinker][+great]

The best minds in the world have worked on this problem and not solved it.
He was one of the greatest minds of the 17th century.
The play was clearly the work of a brilliant mind.

PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4

Sense Number 5: attention turned to something

Commentary: MIND[+state][+mental][+attention]

Don't pay me any mind while I tidy up in the kitchen.
The boy found his mind wandering from his schoolwork.
The manager expects employees to keep their minds focused on task.

PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 5

Sense Number 6: an intention, strong inclination to do something

Commentary: MIND[+state][+mental][+intention]

Bob can pass this course if he sets his mind to it.
She had a good mind to write the manager a letter of complaint.
I had in mind to ask you to join our discussion group.

PropBank: mind.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 6