mindmeld v.

to engage in a mind-meld (with)

Star Trek


  • 1976 P. Foglio And Then…New York in J. Winston Startoons (1979) 170

    We're backstage, still waiting for Leonard Nimoy, who has gone thru 3 albums, mind-melded with 4 Trekkies and a Wells Fargo guard, faith healed a sick cat, and is halfway thru his current book.

  • 1984 Washington Post 2 June c9/1

    It’s revealed that Spock ‘mind-melded’ with Dr. McCoy (‘Bones’) before sacrificing himself to save the crew.

  • 1985 M. Larson Pawns & Symbols vii. 108

    Well, if she can’t be persuaded, she'll have to be forced. Spock, what about mind-meld?

  • 1988 S. McCrumb Bimbos of Death Sun ii. 20 Sharyn McCrumb bibliography

    I'll find him if I have to mind-meld the desk clerk!

  • 1995 D. M. Flinn Fearful Summons 12

    No one can mind-meld with a computer.

  • 1996 W. Shatner Return viii. 63, William Shatner

    I have mind-melded with the captain.

  • 1998 W. Shatner et al. Spectre vii. 74, bibliography

    I mind-melded with Dr. McCoy.

  • 2015 ‘J. T. Kirk’ Autobiography of James T. Kirk vii. 186 page image David A. Goodman bibliography

    My plan involved both of us getting aboard a Romulan ship. For this to work, I needed to speak fluent Romulan. The shortcut I had in mind for this language course was for Spock to mind-meld with me.

Research requirements

antedating 1976

Research History
Michael Quinion submitted a 1994 cite from an article in "The Guardian".
James Birdsall submitted a cite from a 1979 reprint of a Phil Foglio cartoon, in "Startoons". We believe the original appeared in 1976.
Ben Ostrowsky submitted a 2015 cite from "James T. Kirk".

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