What does mince mean?

Definitions for mince
mɪnsmince

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word mince.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. mince(verb)

    food chopped into small bits

    "a mince of mushrooms"

  2. mince, soften, moderate(verb)

    make less severe or harsh

    "He moderated his tone when the students burst out in tears"

  3. mince(verb)

    walk daintily

    "She minced down the street"

  4. mince(verb)

    cut into small pieces

    "mince the garlic"

Wiktionary

  1. mince(Noun)

    Finely chopped meat.

    Mince tastes really good fried in a pan with some chopped onion and tomato.

    Etymology: 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.

  2. mince(Noun)

    Finely chopped mixed fruit used in Christmas pies; mincemeat.

    During Christmas time my dad loves to eat mince pies.

    Etymology: 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.

  3. mince(Noun)

    An affected (often dainty or short and precise) gait.

    Etymology: 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.

  4. mince(Noun)

    An affected manner, especially of speaking; an affectation.

    Etymology: 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.

  5. mince(Verb)

    To make less; make small.

    Etymology: 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.

  6. mince(Verb)

    To lessen; diminish; to diminish in speaking; speak of lightly or slightingly; minimise.

    Etymology: 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.

  7. mince(Verb)

    To effect mincingly.

    Etymology: 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.

  8. mince(Verb)

    To cut into very small pieces; to chop fine.

    Butchers often use machines to mince meat.

    Etymology: 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.

  9. mince(Verb)

    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.

    Etymology: 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.

  10. mince(Verb)

    To affect; to pronounce affectedly or with an accent.

    Etymology: 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.

  11. mince(Verb)

    To walk with short steps; to walk in a prim, affected manner.

    Etymology: 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.

  12. mince(Verb)

    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.

    Etymology: 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.

  13. mince(Verb)

    To diminish the force of.

    Etymology: 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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mince(verb)

    to cut into very small pieces; to chop fine; to hash; as, to mince meat

    Etymology: [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.]

  2. Mince(verb)

    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

    Etymology: [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.]

  3. Mince(verb)

    to affect; to make a parade of

    Etymology: [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.]

  4. Mince(verb)

    to walk with short steps; to walk in a prim, affected manner

    Etymology: [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.]

  5. Mince(verb)

    to act or talk with affected nicety; to affect delicacy in manner

    Etymology: [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.]

  6. Mince(noun)

    a short, precise step; an affected manner

    Etymology: [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

  1. Mince

    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. minsianmin, small; prob. cog. with Fr. mince, thin, also Teut.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of mince in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of mince in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of mince in a Sentence

  1. Jeff Goodwin:

    A large part of Trumpism's appeal is Trump's personal appeal to a lot of people -- as a celebrity, as a crass speaker of truth, as these people see him, someone who doesn't mince words, someone who really tells it like it is. He's figured things out, he's a billionaire and he knows how the system works, all these elements of Trump's personality and character seem to have a lot of appeal to a big segment of the population. But I don't know if there is Trumpism without Trump.

  2. Jim Coleman:

    The President did not mince words.

  3. Miguel de Cervantes:

    I was so free with him as not to mince the matter.

  4. Rashid Elhouli:

    Our team set up another cookout and called all to eat, they had a variety of meals, including lamb kebab, chicken kebab, beef sausages and mince meat.

  5. Jeff Goodwin:

    A large part of Trumpism's appeal is Trump's personal appeal to a lot of people -- as a celebrity, as a crass speaker of truth, as these people see Eric Trump, someone who doesn't mince words, someone who really tells it like it is. He's figured things out, he's a billionaire and he knows how the system works, all these elements of Trump's personality and character seem to have a lot of appeal to a big segment of the population. But I don't know if there is Trumpism without Eric Trump.

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