What does mine mean?

Definitions for minemaɪn

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. mine(noun)

    excavation in the earth from which ores and minerals are extracted

  2. mine(verb)

    explosive device that explodes on contact; designed to destroy vehicles or ships or to kill or maim personnel

  3. mine(verb)

    get from the earth by excavation

    "mine ores and metals"

  4. mine(verb)

    lay mines

    "The Vietnamese mined Cambodia"


  1. Mine(n.)

    (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.

  2. Origin: [F., fr. LL. mina. See Mine, v. i.]

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mine(noun)

    see Mien

  2. Mine

    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

  3. Mine(verb)

    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

  4. Mine(verb)

    to form subterraneous tunnel or hole; to form a burrow or lodge in the earth; as, the mining cony

  5. Mine(verb)

    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

  6. Mine(verb)

    to dig into, for ore or metal

  7. Mine(verb)

    to get, as metals, out of the earth by digging

  8. Mine(verb)

    a subterranean cavity or passage

  9. Mine(verb)

    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

  10. Mine(verb)

    a cavity or tunnel made under a fortification or other work, for the purpose of blowing up the superstructure with some explosive agent

  11. Mine(verb)

    any place where ore, metals, or precious stones are got by digging or washing the soil; as, a placer mine

  12. Mine(verb)

    fig.: A rich source of wealth or other good

  13. 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.]


  1. Mine

    Mine is a novel written by American author Robert R. McCammon. It won the 1990 Bram Stoker Award for Best Novel.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Mine

    mīn, adj. pron. belonging to me: my. [A.S. mín; Ger. mein.]

  2. Mine

    mīn, v.i. and v.t. to dig for metals: to excavate: to dig under a wall or building in order to overturn it: to ruin or destroy by secret means.—n. a place from which metals are dug: an excavation dug under a fortification to blow it up with gunpowder: a rich source of wealth.—ns. Mine′-cap′tain, the overseer of a mine; Mī′ner, one who digs in a mine.—adj. Mī′ny, rich in mines: like a mine.—See also Submarine mine. [Low L. mināre, to lead, open a mine.]

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. mine

    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

  1. MINE

    A hole in the ground owned by a liar.

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'mine' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3400

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'mine' in Written Corpus Frequency: #501

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'mine' in Nouns Frequency: #1356


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of mine in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of mine in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Link Starbureiy:

    All of math is mine.

  2. Maureen Donohue-Peters:

    He was a dear friend of mine.

  3. Mike Horn:

    Di Angelo was a friend of mine.

  4. Hillary Clinton:

    There is no evidence that mine ever was.

  5. Sohaib Athar:

    Mine was a very small part of the story.

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