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minded

[mahyn-did]
adjective
1.
having a certain kind of mind (usually used in combination): strong-minded.
2.
inclined or disposed.

Origin:
1495–1505; mind + -ed3

half-minded, adjective
self-minded, adjective
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minded (ˈmaɪndɪd)
 
adj
1.  having a mind, inclination, intention, etc, as specified: politically minded
2.  (in combination): money-minded

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mind
O.E. gemynd "memory, thinking, intention," P.Gmc. *ga-menthijan (cf. Goth. muns "thought," munan "to think;" O.N. minni "mind;" Ger. minne, originally "memory, loving memory"), from PIE base *men- "think, remember, have one's mind aroused" (cf. Skt. matih "thought," munih "sage, seer;" Gk. memona "I
yearn," mania "madness," mantis "one who divines, prophet, seer;" L. mens "mind, understanding, reason," memini "I remember," mentio "remembrance;" Lith. mintis "thought, idea," O.C.S. mineti "to believe, think," Rus. pamjat "memory"). "Memory" is one of the oldest senses, now almost obsolete except in old expressions such as bear in mind, call to mind. Phrase time out of mind is attested from early 15c. To pay no mind "disregard" is recorded from 1916, Amer.Eng. dialect. To have half a mind to "to have one's mind half made up to (do something)" is recorded from 1726. Mind-reading is from 1882.

mind
mid-14c., "to remember," also "to remind," from the noun; sense of "object to, dislike" is from c.1600. Meaning "to take care of, look after" is from 1690s. Related: Minded; minding.
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mind (mīnd)
n.

  1. The human consciousness that originates in the brain and is manifested especially in thought, perception, emotion, will, memory, and imagination.

  2. The collective conscious and unconscious processes in a sentient organism that direct and influence mental and physical behavior.

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