• IPA: /ˈmɛntəl/


  1. Of or relating to the mind or an intellectual process.
    • 1907, Robert William Chambers, chapter VI, in The Younger Set, New York, N.Y.: D. Appleton & Company, OCLC 24962326 ↗:
      “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—!"
  2. (colloquial, comparable, UK, dated in the US) Insane, mad, crazy.
    He is the most mental freshman I've seen yet.
    He went mental on us.
  3. (colloquial, UK, comparable) Enjoyable or fun, especially in a frenetic way.
    That was a mental party last night.
Translations Translations 1720-30; from Latin mentum + -al. Adjective

mental (not comparable)

  1. (anatomy) Of or relating to the chin or median part of the lower jaw, genial.
    Synonyms: genial, genian
    the mental nerve;  the mental region
  2. (biology) Of or relating to the chin-like or lip-like structure.
  • Italian: mentale, mentoniero, genieno

mental (plural mentals)

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

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