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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
men•tal1 /ˈmɛntəl/USA pronunciation   adj. [before a noun]
  1. of or relating to the mind:mental capacity; mental arithmetic.
  2. Psychiatryof or relating to a disorder of the mind:a mental patient.
  3. Psychiatryfor persons with such a disorder:a mental institution.
  4. Informal Termsinsane;
    crazy:a real mental case.
men•tal•ly, adv. : tried to compute the odds mentally.See -men-.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
men•tal1  (mentl),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. of or pertaining to the mind:mental powers; mental suffering.
  2. Psychiatryof, pertaining to, or affected by a disorder of the mind:a mental patient; mental illness.
  3. Psychiatryproviding 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 Termsslightly daft;
    out of one's mind;
    crazy:He's mental.

  1. Informal Termsa person with a psychological disorder:a fascist group made up largely of mentals.
  • Late Latin mentālis, equivalent. to Latin ment- (stem of mēns) mind + -ālis -al1
  • late Middle English 1375–1425

men•tal2  (mentl),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. of or pertaining to the chin.
  • Latin ment(um) the chin (see mentum) + -al1
  • 1720–30

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

mental /ˈmɛntəl/ adj
  1. of or involving the mind or an intellectual process
  2. occurring only in the mind: mental calculations
  3. affected by mental illness: a mental patient
  4. concerned with care for persons with mental illness: a mental hospital
  5. slang insane
Etymology: 15th Century: from Late Latin mentālis, from Latin mēns mind

ˈmentally adv

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