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Webster 1913 Edition


Mental

Men′tal

,
Adj.
[L.
mentum
the chin.]
(Anat.)
Of or pertaining to the chin; genian;
as, the
mental
nerve; the
mental
region.

Men′tal

,
Noun.
(Zool.)
A plate or scale covering the mentum or chin of a fish or reptile.

Men′tal

,
Adj.
[F., fr. L.
mentalis
, fr.
mens
,
mentis
, the mind; akin to E.
mind
. See
Mind
.]
Of or pertaining to the mind; intellectual;
as,
mental
faculties;
mental
operations, conditions, or exercise.
What a
mental
power
This eye shoots forth!
Shakespeare
Mental alienation
,
insanity.
Mental arithmetic
,
the art or practice of solving arithmetical problems by mental processes, unassisted by written figures.

Webster 1828 Edition


Mental

MEN'TAL

,
Adj.
Pertaining to the mind; intellectual; as mental faculties; mental operations; mental sight; mental taste.

Definition 2022


mental

mental

See also: mentál

English

Adjective

mental (not comparable)

  1. Of or relating to the mind or an intellectual process.
    • 1907, Robert W[illiam] Chambers, “chapter VI”, in The Younger Set (Project Gutenberg; EBook #14852), New York, N.Y.: A. L. Burt Company, published 1 February 2005 (Project Gutenberg version), OCLC 4241346:
      “I don't mean all of your friends—only a small proportion—which, however, connects your circle with that deadly, idle, brainless bunch—the insolent chatterers at the opera, [], the neurotic victims of mental cirrhosis, the jewelled animals whose moral code is the code of the barnyard—!"
    • 2013 July 19, Ian Sample, Irregular bedtimes may affect children's brains”, in The Guardian Weekly, volume 189, number 6, page 34:
      Irregular bedtimes may disrupt healthy brain development in young children, according to a study of intelligence and sleeping habits.   Going to bed at a different time each night affected girls more than boys, but both fared worse on mental tasks than children who had a set bedtime, researchers found.
  2. (colloquial, comparable) Insane, mad, crazy.
    He is the most mental freshman I've seen yet. He went mental on us.
  3. (colloquial, Britain, comparable) Enjoyable; fun.
    That was a mental party last night.
  4. (anatomy) Of or relating to the chin or median part of the lower jaw, genial.
    the mental nerve; the mental region
  5. (biology) Of or relating to the chin-like or lip-like structure.

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Translations

Noun

mental (plural mentals)

  1. (zoology) A plate or scale covering the mentum or chin of a fish or reptile.

External links

  • mental in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
  • mental in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911

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Asturian

Etymology

From Latin mentālis.

Adjective

mental (epicene, plural mentales)

  1. mental

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Catalan

Etymology

From Latin mentālis.

Adjective

mental m, f (masculine and feminine plural mentals)

  1. mental

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Cebuano

Etymology

From English mental hospital.

Noun

mental

  1. A hospital facility designed to treat persons with serious mental disorders, as opposed to disorders of the body; a mental hospital.

Verb

mental

  1. To send or commit to a mental hospital.

French

Etymology

From Late Latin mentālis (of the mind, mental), from Latin mēns (the mind).

Pronunciation

Adjective

mental m (feminine singular mentale, masculine plural mentaux, feminine plural mentales)

  1. mental (relating to the mind)

Noun

mental m (uncountable)

  1. mind
    Elle a un mental d'acier.

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Galician

Etymology

From Latin mentālis.

Adjective

mental m, f (plural mentais)

  1. mental

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German

Etymology

From Latin mentālis.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [mɛnˈtaːl]
  • Rhymes: -aːl

Adjective

mental (not comparable)

  1. mental

Declension


Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology

From Latin mentalis, from mens

Adjective

mental (neuter singular mentalt, definite singular and plural mentale)

  1. mental

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Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology

From Latin mentalis, from mens

Adjective

mental (neuter singular mentalt, definite singular and plural mentale)

  1. mental

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Portuguese

Etymology

From Latin mentālis.

Pronunciation

  • (Portugal) IPA(key): /mẽ.ˈtaɫ/
  • Hyphenation: men‧tal

Adjective

mental m, f (plural mentais, comparable)

  1. mental

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Spanish

Etymology

From Latin mentālis.

Adjective

mental m, f (plural mentales)

  1. mental

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Swedish

Adjective

mental

  1. mental, pertaining to the mind

Declension

Inflection of mental
Indefinite/attributive Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular mental
Neuter singular mentalt
Plural mentala
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 mentale
All mentala
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in an attributive role.

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