Definitions for MINEmaɪn
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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"
(Mil.) An explosive device placed concealed in a location, on land or at sea, where an enemy vehicle or enemy personnel may pass through, having a triggering mechanism which detects people or vehicles, and which will explode and kill or maim personnel or destroy or damage vehicles. A mine placed at sea (formerly called a torpedo, see torpedo (a)) is also called an marine mine and underwater mine and sometimes called a floating mine, even though it may be anchored to the floor of the sea and not actually float freely. A mine placed on land (formerly called a torpedo, see torpedo), usually buried, is called a land mine.
Origin: [F., fr. LL. mina. See Mine, v. i.]
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
Origin: [OE. min, fr. AS. mn; akin to D. mijn, OS., OFries., & OHG. mn, G. mein, Sw. & Dan. min, Icel. minn, Goth. meins my, mine, meina of me, and E. me. 187. See Me, and cf. My.]
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.
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Rank popularity for the word 'MINE' in Nouns Frequency: #1356
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