food chopped into small bits
"a mince of mushrooms"
mince, soften, moderate(verb)
make less severe or harsh
"He moderated his tone when the students burst out in tears"
"She minced down the street"
cut into small pieces
"mince the garlic"
Finely chopped meat.
Mince tastes really good fried in a pan with some chopped onion and tomato.
Finely chopped mixed fruit used in Christmas pies; mincemeat.
During Christmas time my dad loves to eat mince pies.
An affected (often dainty or short and precise) gait.
An affected manner, especially of speaking; an affectation.
To make less; make small.
To lessen; diminish; to diminish in speaking; speak of lightly or slightingly; minimise.
To effect mincingly.
To cut into very small pieces; to chop fine.
Butchers often use machines to mince meat.
To suppress or weaken the force of; to extenuate; to palliate; to tell by degrees, instead of directly and frankly; to clip, as words or expressions; to utter half and keep back half of.
To affect; to pronounce affectedly or with an accent.
To walk with short steps; to walk in a prim, affected manner.
To act or talk with affected nicety; to affect delicacy in manner.
I love going to gay bars and seeing drag queens mince around on stage.
To diminish the force of.
Origin: From mincen, minsen; partly from minsian, from minnisōnan; partly from mincer, mincier, from mince, of origin, from *, superlative of *, from minniz; both from (e)mey-. Cognate with minson, 033C0339033D0336033D0330033D, minska, 033C0339033D0343. More at min.
to cut into very small pieces; to chop fine; to hash; as, to mince meat
to suppress or weaken the force of; to extenuate; to palliate; to tell by degrees, instead of directly and frankly; to clip, as words or expressions; to utter half and keep back half of
to affect; to make a parade of
to walk with short steps; to walk in a prim, affected manner
to act or talk with affected nicety; to affect delicacy in manner
a short, precise step; an affected manner
Origin: [AS. minsian to grow less, dwindle, fr. min small; akin to G. minder less, Goth. minniza less, mins less, adv., L. minor, adj. (cf. Minor); or more likely fr. F. mincer to mince, prob. from (assumed) LL. minutiare. 101. See Minish.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
mins, v.t. to cut into small pieces: to chop fine: to diminish or suppress a part in speaking: to pronounce affectedly.—v.i. to walk with affected nicety: to speak affectedly:—pr.p. minc′ing; pa.p. minced (minst).—ns. Mince′-meat, meat chopped small—hence anything thoroughly broken or cut to pieces; Mince′-pie, a pie made with minced meat, &c.—adj. Minc′ing, not speaking fully out: speaking or walking with affected nicety.—adv. Minc′ingly.—Mince matters, to speak of things with affected delicacy, or to soften an account unduly.—Minced collops (see Collops). [A.S. minsian—min, small; prob. cog. with Fr. mince, thin, also Teut.]
The numerical value of mince in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of mince in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
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- maalvleis, maalAfrikaans
- Gehacktes, Hackepeter, hacken, Hackfleisch, FaschiertesGerman
- خرد کردنPersian
- jauheliha, sipsutus, silputa, hienostelu, hienontaa, sipsuttaa, keimaillaFinnish
- moderare, macinato, tritare, macinareItalian
- mīti kōnatunatu, kōnatunatu, mīti mōroheMāori
- мелено месо, мелеMacedonian
- gehakt, hakkenDutch
- kjøttdeig, kjøtdeigNorwegian Nynorsk
- tripping, trippeNorwegian
- mięso mielone, mielićPolish
- carne moída, picarPortuguese
- carne tocată, tocaRomanian
- фарш, крошить, преуменьшать, семенитьRussian
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