1. The spirit or soul.
2. Psychiatry. The mind functioning as the center of thought, emotion, and behavior and consciously or unconsciously adjusting or mediating the body's responses to the social and physical environment.
3. That which is responsible for one's thoughts and feelings; the seat of the faculty of reason; "his mind wandered"; "I couldn't get his words out of my head"
4. The immaterial part of a person; the actuating cause of an individual life
5. Greek mythology a beautiful princess loved by Cupid who visited her at night and told her she must not try to see him; became the personification of the soul
1. Having an awareness of one's environment and one's own existence, sensations, and thoughts.
2. Intentionally conceived or done; deliberate.
3. capable of or marked by thought, will, design, or perception : relating to, being, or being part of consciousness; the conscious mind, conscious and unconscious processes
4. having mental faculties undulled by sleep, faintness, or stupor: became conscious after the anesthesia wore off
5. intentionally conceived; "a conscious effort to speak more slowly"; "a conscious policy"
6. knowing and perceiving; having awareness of surroundings and sensations and thoughts; "remained conscious during the operation"; "conscious of his faults"; "became conscious that he was being followed"
7. (followed by `of') showing realization or recognition of something; "few voters seem conscious of the issue's importance"; "conscious of having succeeded"; "the careful tread of one conscious of his alcoholic load"- Thomas Hardy
In psychoanalysis, the component of waking awareness perceptible by a person at any given instant.
1. Lacking awareness and the capacity for sensory perception as if asleep or dead; not conscious.
2. Temporarily lacking consciousness.
3. Occurring in the absence of conscious awareness or thought, as an emotion or motive: unconscious resentment; unconscious fears.
4. Without conscious control; involuntary or unintended: an unconscious mannerism.
5. Of or in a state of unconsciousness; not conscious.
6. (followed by `of') not knowing or perceiving; "happily unconscious of the new calamity at home"- Charles Dickens
1. In psychoanalytic theory, the division of the mind containing elements of psychic makeup, such as memories or repressed desires, that are not subject to conscious perception or control but that often affect conscious thoughts and behavior.
2. The greater part of the psychic apparatus accumulated through life experience that is not ordinarily integrated or available to consciousness yet is manifested as a powerful motive force in overt behavior especially in neurosis and is often revealed (as through dreams, slips of the tongue, or dissociated acts)
1. Not wholly conscious; partially or imperfectly conscious: subconscious perceptions.
2. Existing in the mind but not immediately available to consciousness : affecting thought, feeling, and behavior without entering awareness: subconscious motives, a subconscious reflex
3. Imperfectly conscious : partially but not fully aware: the persistence of subconscious dream activity for several minutes after waking
1. The part of the mind below the level of conscious perception. Often used with the.
2. The mental activities just below the threshold of consciousness; also : the aspect of the mind concerned with such activities
3. psychic activity just below the level of awareness