on one's mind

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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [mahynd]
    • /ɒn, ɔn wʌnz maɪnd/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [mahynd]
    • /ɒn, ɔn wʌnz maɪnd/

Definitions of on one's mind words

  • noun on one's mind (in a human or other conscious being) the element, part, substance, or process that reasons, thinks, feels, wills, perceives, judges, etc.: the processes of the human mind. 1
  • noun on one's mind Psychology. the totality of conscious and unconscious mental processes and activities. 1
  • noun on one's mind intellect or understanding, as distinguished from the faculties of feeling and willing; intelligence. 1
  • noun on one's mind a particular instance of the intellect or intelligence, as in a person. 1
  • noun on one's mind a person considered with reference to intellectual power: the greatest minds of the twentieth century. 1
  • noun on one's mind intellectual power or ability. 1

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Origin of on one's mind

First appearance:

before 900
One of the 4% oldest English words
before 900; (noun) Middle English mynd(e), aphetic variant (see y-) of imynd, Old English gemynd memory, remembrance, mind; cognate with Gothic gamunds; akin to Latin mēns mind, Greek manía madness; (v.) Middle English minden, derivative of the noun

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on one's mind popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 100% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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