Definitions for MINEmaɪn
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a form of the possessive case of I used as a predicate adjective:
The yellow sweater is mine.
that or those belonging to me:
Mine is on the left.
Category: Function Word
Archaic. my (used before a word beginning with a vowel or a silent h, or following a noun):
mine eyes; lady mine.
Origin of mine:
bef. 900; ME; OE mīnmy ; c. OFris, OS, OHG mīn
minemaɪn(n.; v.)mined, min•ing.
(n.)an excavation made in the earth for the purpose of extracting mineral substances, as ore, coal, or precious stones.
a natural deposit of such substances.
an abundant source; store:
a mine of information.
an explosive device floating on or moored just below the surface of the water, used for blowing up an enemy ship that strikes it or passes close by it.
a similar device used on land against personnel or vehicles; land mine.
an underground passage dug under an enemy's position so as to deposit explosives that will blow up the position.
a passageway in the tissue of a leaf, made by certain insects.
Category: Plant Pathology
(v.i.)to dig in the earth for the purpose of extracting a mineral substance; make a mine.
to extract a mineral substance from a mine.
to make subterranean passages.
to place or lay mines, as in military or naval operations.
(v.t.)to dig in (earth) in order to extract a mineral substance.
to extract (a mineral substance) from a mine.
to use for extracting useful or valuable material from:
to mine every reference book available.
Category: Common Vocabulary
to use, esp. a natural resource:
to mine the nation's forests.
Category: Common Vocabulary
to make subterranean passages in or under; burrow.
to make, as a passage or tunnel, by digging or burrowing.
to dig away or remove the foundations of.
to place or lay military or naval mines under.
to remove (a natural resource) from its source without attempting to replenish it.
Origin of mine:
1275–1325; (v.) ME < OF miner < VL *mīnāre, prob. < a Celtic base *mein-; (n.) ME < MF, perh. n. der. of miner; cf. ML mina mine, mineral
excavation in the earth from which ores and minerals are extracted
explosive device that explodes on contact; designed to destroy vehicles or ships or to kill or maim personnel
get from the earth by excavation
"mine ores and metals"
"The Vietnamese mined Cambodia"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
belonging or relating to the person speaking
Is that your hat or mine?; A friend of mine told me about it.
a place where minerals are dug from the ground
a copper/tin/coal etc. mine
a hidden explosive device that explodes when sth touches it
to take minerals out of the ground
a mountainous area where coal is mined
to put explosive mines in an area
to mine the harbor
belonging to me; my. Used as a pronominal to me; my. Used as a pronominal adjective in the predicate; as, "Vengeance is mine; I will repay." Rom. xii. 19. Also, in the old style, used attributively, instead of my, before a noun beginning with a vowel
to dig a mine or pit in the earth; to get ore, metals, coal, or precious stones, out of the earth; to dig in the earth for minerals; to dig a passage or cavity under anything in order to overthrow it by explosives or otherwise
to form subterraneous tunnel or hole; to form a burrow or lodge in the earth; as, the mining cony
to dig away, or otherwise remove, the substratum or foundation of; to lay a mine under; to sap; to undermine; hence, to ruin or destroy by slow degrees or secret means
to dig into, for ore or metal
to get, as metals, out of the earth by digging
a subterranean cavity or passage
a pit or excavation in the earth, from which metallic ores, precious stones, coal, or other mineral substances are taken by digging; -- distinguished from the pits from which stones for architectural purposes are taken, and which are called quarries
a cavity or tunnel made under a fortification or other work, for the purpose of blowing up the superstructure with some explosive agent
any place where ore, metals, or precious stones are got by digging or washing the soil; as, a placer mine
fig.: A rich source of wealth or other good
Mine is a novel written by American author Robert R. McCammon. It won the 1990 Bram Stoker Award for Best Novel.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
1. In land mine warfare, an explosive or other material, normally encased, designed to destroy or damage ground vehicles, boats, or aircraft, or designed to wound, kill, or otherwise incapacitate personnel. It is designed to be detonated by the action of its victim, by the passage of time, or by controlled means. 2. In naval mine warfare, an explosive device laid in the water with the intention of damaging or sinking ships or of deterring shipping from entering an area. See also land mine warfare; mine warfare.
The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz
A hole in the ground owned by a liar.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'MINE' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3400
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'MINE' in Written Corpus Frequency: #501
Rank popularity for the word 'MINE' in Nouns Frequency: #1356
Translations for MINE
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a place (usually underground) from which metals, coal, salt etc are dug
a coalmine; My father worked in the mines.
- minaPortuguese (BR)
- die MineGerman
- mine; -mineDanish
- šahta, raktuvesLatvian
- gruve, bergverkNorwegian
- 礦場Chinese (Trad.)
- рудник; шахтаUkrainian
- 矿山，矿藏Chinese (Simp.)
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