What does mingle mean?

Definitions for mingle
ˈmɪŋ gəlmin·gle

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. mix, mingle, commix, unify, amalgamateverb

    to bring or combine together or with something else

    "resourcefully he mingled music and dance"

  2. mingleverb

    get involved or mixed-up with

    "He was about to mingle in an unpleasant affair"

  3. jumble, mingleverb

    be all mixed up or jumbled together

    "His words jumbled"


  1. Mingleverb

    To associate (with certain people); as, he's too highfalutin to mingle with working stiffs.

  2. Mingleverb

    To move (among other people); -- of people; as, the president left his car to mingle with the crowd; a host at a a party should mingle with his guests.


  1. minglenoun

    A mixture.

  2. mingleverb

    To mix; intermix; to combine or join, as an individual or part, with other parts, but commonly so as to be distinguishable in the product; to confuse; to confound.

  3. mingleverb

    To associate or unite in society or by ties of relationship; to cause or allow to intermarry; to intermarry.

    The holy seed have mingled themselves with the people of those lands. Ezra ix. 2.

  4. mingleverb

    To deprive of purity by mixture; to contaminate.

    A mingled, imperfect virtue. -Henry Rogers.

  5. mingleverb

    To put together; to join. Shakespeare.

  6. mingleverb

    To make or prepare by mixing the ingredients of.

    [He] proceeded to mingle another draught. -Nathaniel Hawthorne.

  7. mingleverb

    To become mixed or blended.

  8. Etymology: mengel from the noun meng, compare Old English mengan. Cognate with Dutch mengen, German mengen.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Minglenoun

    Mixture; medley; confused mass.

    Etymology: from the verb.

    With brazen din blast you the city’s ear,
    Make mingle with our rattling tabourines. William Shakespeare.

    Neither can I defend my Spanish Fryar; though the comical parts are diverting, and the serious moving, yet they are of an unnatural mingle. John Dryden, Dufresnoy.

  2. To MINGLEverb

    To mix; to join; to compound; to unite with something so as to make one mass.

    Wo unto them that are mighty to drink wine, and men of strength to mingle strong drink. Isa. v. 22.

    Lament with me! with me your sorrows join,
    And mingle your united tears with mine! William Walsh.

    The best of us appear contented with a mingled, imperfect virtue. John Rogers, Sermons.

    Our sex, our kindred, our houses, and our very names, we are ready to mingle with ourselves, and cannot bear to have others think meanly of them. Isaac Watts, Logick.

    He wooes the bird of Jove
    To mingle woes with his. James Thomson, Spring, l. 1035.

  3. To Mingleverb

    To be mixed; to be united with.

    Ourself will mingle with society,
    And play the humble host. William Shakespeare, Macbeth.

    Alcimus had defiled himself wilfully in the times of their mingling with the Gentiles. 2 Mac. xiv. 13.

    Nor priests, nor statesmen,
    Could have completed such an ill as that,
    If women had not mingled in the mischief. Nicholas Rowe.

    She, when she saw her sister nymphs, suppress’d
    Her rising fears, and mingled with the rest. Addison.


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  1. mingle

    To mingle means to mix or combine, or to move freely around within, engaging with others in a social setting. It could refer to the process of combining different substances or elements together, or to the act of socializing with different groups of people.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mingleverb

    to mix; intermix; to combine or join, as an individual or part, with other parts, but commonly so as to be distinguishable in the product; to confuse; to confound

  2. Mingleverb

    to associate or unite in society or by ties of relationship; to cause or allow to intermarry; to intermarry

  3. Mingleverb

    to deprive of purity by mixture; to contaminate

  4. Mingleverb

    to put together; to join

  5. Mingleverb

    to make or prepare by mixing the ingredients of

  6. Mingleverb

    to become mixed or blended

  7. Minglenoun

    a mixture

  8. Etymology: [From OE. mengen, AS. mengan; akin to D. & G. mengen, Icel. menga, also to E. among, and possibly to mix. Cf. Among, Mongrel.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Mingle

    ming′gl, v.t. to mix: to unite into one mass: to confuse: to join in mutual intercourse.—v.i. to become mixed or confused.—n. a medley.—n. Ming′le-mang′le, a medley, jumble.—v.t. to confuse, jumble together.—ns. Ming′lement; Ming′ler; Ming′ling, mixture: a mixing or blending together.—adv. Ming′lingly. [Freq. of ming.]

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Mingle is ranked #18633 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Mingle surname appeared 1,477 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Mingle.

    83.2% or 1,229 total occurrences were White.
    12.3% or 183 total occurrences were Black.
    1.8% or 27 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.7% or 26 total occurrences were of two or more races.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of mingle in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of mingle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of mingle in a Sentence

  1. Calvin Miller, The Singer Trilogy:

    Love is substance; Lust, illusion. Only in the surge of passion do the two mingle in confusion.

  2. Buddha:

    You should respect each other and refrain from disputes you should not, like water and oil, repel each other, but should, like milk and water, mingle together.

  3. Rule of Life:

    It is certain that either wise bearing or ignorant carriage is caught, as men take diseases, one from another; therefore, let all take heed as to the society in which they mingle, for in a little while they will be like it.

  4. Peter King:

    I made it a point to sort of mingle in the crowd beforehand. Everyone says we’ve got to get rid of this guy, he’s dangerous to the party and dangerous to the country.

  5. Lucius Annaeus Seneca:

    If you are wise, mingle these two elements: do not hope without despair, or despair without hope.

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Translations for mingle

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  • vermengenGerman
  • miksiEsperanto
  • mezclarSpanish
  • sekoittua, valmistaa, saastuttaa, yhdistää, yhtyä, sotkeutua, sekoittaa, yhdistyä, sotkeaFinnish
  • mélangerFrench
  • आपस में मिलनाHindi
  • miscelare, mescolarsi, combinare, rigirare, amalgamare, mescolare, rimestare, contaminareItalian
  • misceoLatin
  • tautūtakitakiMāori
  • vermengenDutch
  • blande segNorwegian
  • misturarPortuguese
  • amestecaRomanian
  • обща́ться, смеша́ть, враща́ться, смеша́ться, сме́шиваться, сме́шиватьRussian
  • కలిసిపోతాయిTelugu
  • змішуватисяUkrainian
  • 交融Chinese

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