mental


mental

adjective

  1. of or relating to the mind: mental powers; mental suffering.
  2. of, relating to, or affected by a disorder of the mind: a mental patient; mental illness.
  3. providing care for persons with disordered minds, emotions, etc.: a mental hospital.
  4. performed by or existing in the mind: mental arithmetic; a mental note.
  5. pertaining to intellectuals or intellectual activity.
  6. Informal. slightly daft; out of one’s mind; crazy: He’s mental.

noun

  1. Informal. a person with a psychological disorder: a fascist group made up largely of mentals.

adjective

  1. of or relating to the chin.

adjective

  1. of or involving the mind or an intellectual process
  2. occurring only in the mindmental calculations
  3. affected by mental illnessa mental patient Preferred form: psychiatric
  4. concerned with care for persons with mental illnessa mental hospital Preferred form: psychiatric
  5. slang insane

adjective

  1. anatomy of or relating to the chinAlso: genial

adj.early 15c., “pertaining to the mind,” from Middle French mental, from Late Latin mentalis “of the mind,” from Latin mens (genitive mentis) “mind,” from PIE root *men- “to think” (cf. Sanskrit matih “thought, mind,” Gothic gamunds, Old English gemynd “memory, remembrance;” see mind (n.)). Meaning “crazy, deranged” is from 1927, probably from combinations such as mental hospital.

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