What does miner mean?

Definitions for miner
ˈmaɪ nərmin·er

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word miner.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. miner, mineworkernoun

    laborer who works in a mine


  1. minernoun

    A person who works in a mine.

  2. minernoun

    An operator of ordnance mines and similar explosives.

  3. minernoun

    Any of four species of Australian endemic honeyeaters in the genus Manorina.

  4. Etymology: to mine + -er

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Minernoun

    Etymology: mineur, Fr. from mine.

    By me kings palaces are push’d to ground,
    And miners crush’d beneath their mines are found. Dryden.

    As the bombardeer levels his mischief at cities, the miner busies himself in ruining private houses. Tatler.


  1. Miner

    A miner is a person who extracts ore, coal, chalk, clay, or other minerals from the earth through mining. There are two senses in which the term is used. In its narrowest sense, a miner is someone who works at the rock face; cutting, blasting, or otherwise working and removing the rock. In a broader sense, a "miner" is anyone working within a mine, not just a worker at the rock face.Mining is one of the most dangerous trades in the world. In some countries, miners lack social guarantees and in case of injury may be left to cope without assistance. In regions with a long mining tradition, many communities have developed cultural traditions and aspects specific to the various regions, in the forms of particular equipment, symbolism, music, and the like.


  1. miner

    A miner is an individual or a machine that excavates and extracts valuable minerals or other geological materials from the earth, typically from an ore body, vein, or coal seam. This could include a variety of resources such as coal, diamonds, gold, or other precious metals and gemstones. In a broader context, a miner can also refer to a person or device that validates and processes transactions in a blockchain network in cryptocurrencies mining.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Minernoun

    one who mines; a digger for metals, etc.; one engaged in the business of getting ore, coal, or precious stones, out of the earth; one who digs military mines; as, armies have sappers and miners

  2. Minernoun

    any of numerous insects which, in the larval state, excavate galleries in the parenchyma of leaves. They are mostly minute moths and dipterous flies

  3. Minernoun

    the chattering, or garrulous, honey eater of Australia (Myzantha garrula)

  4. Etymology: [Cf. F. mineur.]


  1. Miner

    Miner is a city in Mississippi and Scott counties in the U.S. state of Missouri. It borders the city of Sikeston to the east. The population was 984 at the 2010 census.


  1. Miner

    Miner activates a virtual storefront on your phone in real-time when you arrive at businesses, venues & events. The mobile storefront updates automatically as you move from place to place in the physical world-displaying highly-contextual content and offers based on precisely where you are and what you’re doing.For businesses, brands & agencies, Miner’s intuitive CMS makes it dead-simple to create and deliver a variety of mobile content. There's no coding required.As a compliment to its location-based virtual storefronts, the Miner platform features a mobile "treasure hunt" to engage people before or after they visit a place or event. A "treasure" is a digital voucher for a real prize. Miner shows a map to where the nearest treasure is, but you have to physically get to the location to discover what it is.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. MINER

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Miner is ranked #1683 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Miner surname appeared 21,439 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 7 would have the surname Miner.

    87.4% or 18,740 total occurrences were White.
    5.6% or 1,213 total occurrences were Black.
    2.7% or 592 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.9% or 418 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1.3% or 281 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.9% or 193 total occurrences were Asian.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'miner' in Nouns Frequency: #1741

Anagrams for miner »

  1. in rem

  2. inerm

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of miner in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of miner in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of miner in a Sentence

  1. Richard Ojeda:

    Hillary Clinton came down here and said,' Hey guys, we're gon na give you all job training.' But the jobs don't exist in West Virginia, or they're minimum wage jobs, you can't take a person that's a coal miner making $ 100,000 feeding their family, and tell them now you can go get a job making $ 20,000 or you can move to Colorado. Because that's not acceptable. And that's what she was pushing.

  2. Alvin Wong:

    Since we weren't selling the miner, we thought we might as well use it.

  3. Phil Bell:

    Because these things are exhumed by opal miners, lots of other information is often lost, like their exact position in the mine and any other fossils that were found around it, we know of plenty of cases where a miner has brought up a handful of bones from a single animal. The rest of the thing might have been destroyed in the mining process or sitting in a waste pile at the bottom of the mine.

  4. Alec Burlakoff:

    If Tracy Miner want to be great, listen to my voice. Tracy Miner can be great, but it's Tracy Miner choice.

  5. Newmont CEO Gary Goldberg:

    I was hopeful that Mark, as another miner, would be able to sit down and do a (Nevada joint venture) deal as a point of logic, but then he dropped a hostile, no-premium bid.

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    a decorative musical accompaniment (often improvised) added above a basic melody
    A descant
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