AskDefine | Define mental

Dictionary Definition

mental adj
1 involving the mind or an intellectual process; "mental images of happy times"; "mental calculations"; "in a terrible mental state"; "mental suffering"; "free from mental defects" [ant: physical]
2 of or relating to the mind; "mental powers"; "mental development"; "mental hygiene"
3 of or relating to the chin- or lip-like structure in insects and certain mollusks
4 of or relating to the chin or median part of the lower jaw [syn: genial]
5 affected by a disorder of the mind; "a mental patient"; "mental illness"

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English

Pronunciation

Etymology

From mental.

Adjective

  1. of or relating to the mind or an intellectual process
  2. of or relating to the chin or median part of the lower jaw, genial
  3. of or relating to the chin-like or lip-like structure
  4. In the context of "colloquial|comparable": of or pertaining to a crazy person
    He is the most mental freshman I've seen yet.

Translations

relating to the mind
relating to the chin
relating to the chin-like structure
relating to a crazy person
  • Italian: trans-top|relating to amatto]], pazzo

French

Etymology

From mentalis, from mens.

Pronunciation

Adjective

mental

Noun

mental (singular only)
  1. mind
    Elle a un mental d'acier.

German

Adjective

  1. mental

Spanish

Adjective

  1. mental

Related terms

Extensive Definition

jobins mental research
Mental can refer to:
  • Mind, the collective aspects of intellect and consciousness
  • The Mental nerve, part of the peripheral nervous system in the face
  • The Mental scale, a snake scale pertaining to the chin or lower jaw that is addressed by the mental nerve
  • Mental (band), a hardcore punk band
  • "Mental" is used as an adjective slang term, meaning "extremely stupid" or "insanity"
mental in French: Mental

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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