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for To lose one''s mind
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Mind \Mind\ (m[imac]nd), n. [AS. mynd, gemynd; akin to OHG.
minna memory, love, G. minne love, Dan. minde mind, memory,
remembrance, consent, vote, Sw. minne memory, Icel. minni,
Goth. gamunds, L. mens, mentis, mind, Gr. me`nos, Skr. manas
mind, man to think. [root]104, 278. Cf. Comment, Man,
Mean, v., 3d Mental, Mignonette, Minion, Mnemonic,
1. 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.
By the mind of man we understand that in him which
thinks, remembers, reasons, wills. --Reid.
What we mean by mind is simply that which perceives,
thinks, feels, wills, and desires. --Sir W.
Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind.
--Rom. xiv. 5.
The mind shall banquet, though the body pine.
2. 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.
A fool uttereth all his mind. --Prov. xxix.
Being so hard to me that brought your mind, I
fear she'll prove as hard to you in telling her
(b) Choice; inclination; liking; intent; will.
If it be your minds, then let none go forth. --2
Kings ix. 15.
(c) Courage; spirit. --Chapman.
3. Memory; remembrance; recollection; as, to have or keep in
mind, to call to mind, to put in mind, etc.
To have a mind or To have a great mind, to be inclined or
strongly inclined in purpose; -- used with an infinitive.
"Sir Roger de Coverly . . . told me that he had a great
mind to see the new tragedy with me." --Addison.
To lose one's mind, to become insane, or imbecile.
To make up one's mind, to come to an opinion or decision;
To put in mind, to remind. "Regard us simply as putting you
in mind of what you already know to be good policy."
--Jowett (Thucyd. ).
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