What does mint mean?

Definitions for mint

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. batch, deal, flock, good deal, great deal, hatful, heap, lot, mass, mess, mickle, mint, mountain, muckle, passel, peck, pile, plenty, pot, quite a little, raft, sight, slew, spate, stack, tidy sum, wadnoun

    (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent

    "a batch of letters"; "a deal of trouble"; "a lot of money"; "he made a mint on the stock market"; "see the rest of the winners in our huge passel of photos"; "it must have cost plenty"; "a slew of journalists"; "a wad of money"

  2. mintnoun

    any north temperate plant of the genus Mentha with aromatic leaves and small mauve flowers

  3. mintnoun

    any member of the mint family of plants

  4. mintnoun

    the leaves of a mint plant used fresh or candied

  5. mint, mint candynoun

    a candy that is flavored with a mint oil

  6. mintadjective

    a plant where money is coined by authority of the government

  7. mint(a)verb

    as if new

    "in mint condition"

  8. mint, coin, strikeverb

    form by stamping, punching, or printing

    "strike coins"; "strike a medal"


  1. Mintnoun

    Specifically: A large quantity of money; as, to make a mint in stock trading.

  2. mintadjective

    Specifically: (Numismatics) Uncirculated; in the same condition as when it was freshly coined at the mint.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Mintnoun

    A plant.

    Etymology: minte , Saxon; menthe, Fr. mentha, Latin.

    The mint is a verticillate plant with labiated flowers, consisting of one leaf, whose upper-lip is arched, and the under-lip divided into three parts; but both of them are so cut, that the flower seems to be divided into four parts, the two lips scarcely appearing: these flowers are collected into thick whorles in some species, but in others they grow in a spike; each flower having four seeds succeeding it, which are inclosed in the flower-cup: it hath a creeping root, and the whole plant has a strong aromatick scent. Philip Miller.

    Then rubb’d it o’er with newly-gather’d mint,
    A wholesome herb, that breath’d a grateful scent. Dryden.

  2. Mintnoun

    Etymology: munte , Dutch; mynetian, to coin, Saxon.

    What is a person’s name or face, that receives all his reputation from the mint, and would never have been known had there not been medals. Joseph Addison, on ancient Medals.

    A man in all the world’s new fashion planted,
    That hath a mint of phrases in his brain. William Shakespeare.

    As the mints of calumny are at work, a great number of curious inventions are issued out, which grow current among the party. Joseph Addison, Freeholder, №. 7.

  3. To Mintverb

    Etymology: from the noun.

    Another law was, to bring in the silver of the realm to the mint, in making all clipped coins of silver not to be current in payments, without giving any remedy of weight; and so to set the mint on work, and to give way to new coins of silver which should be then minted. Francis Bacon, Henry VII.

    Look into the titles whereby they hold these new portions of the crown, and you will find them of such natures as may be easily minted. Francis Bacon, War with Spain.


  1. Mint

    Mint is a song recorded by Japanese singer Namie Amuro. It was released on May 18, 2016 in Japan and May 27, 2016 in Taiwan as a CD single, DVD single, and worldwide on May 18 as a digital download by Avex Trax, Avex Taiwan and Amuro's own label Dimension Point. It also served as Amuro's fifth non-album maxi single, after the release of her December 2015 single "Red Carpet", and features the B-side song "Chit Chat". The track was written by Andreas Oberg, Emyli, Maria Marcus, and Tiger, while production was handled by Oberg and Marcus. Musically, "Mint" is a dance song that incorporates musical elements of contemporary R&B, EDM, and rock music. The lyrical content for both "Mint" and "Chit Chat" includes English and Japanese language, with the former discussing themes of lust and love. "Mint" received positive reviews from music critics. Some critics commended the production of the track, complimenting the composition and Amuro's vocal performance. Commercially, the song performed moderately on the Oricon Singles Chart in Japan, reaching number four. However, it performed better on the Japan Hot 100, reaching number two and was certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ) for digital sales of 250,000 units. An accompanying music video was directed by Naokazu Mitsuishi, which displays Amuro and 30 female backup dancers in a dark-blue room. To promote the single, it was used as the theme song for the Japanese television drama series Bokuno Yabai Tsuma (translated to My Sick Wife). Alongside this, "Mint" will be included in the setlist for her 2016 Live Style concert tour in Japan.


  1. mint

    Mint is a type of plant that belongs to the genus Mentha in the family Lamiaceae, which contains 13–18 species including peppermint and spearmint. They are known for their refreshing taste and fragrance, often used in food, drinks, candies, balms, and other products. Additionally, mint can also refer to a place where coins are made, or to describe something that is in perfect or brand-new condition.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mintnoun

    the name of several aromatic labiate plants, mostly of the genus Mentha, yielding odoriferous essential oils by distillation. See Mentha

  2. Mintnoun

    a place where money is coined by public authority

  3. Mintnoun

    any place regarded as a source of unlimited supply; the supply itself

  4. Mintverb

    to make by stamping, as money; to coin; to make and stamp into money

  5. Mintverb

    to invent; to forge; to fabricate; to fashion

  6. Etymology: [AS. mynetian.]


  1. MiNT

    MiNT is a free software alternative operating system kernel for the Atari ST and its successors. Together with the free system components fVDI, XaAES, and TeraDesk, MiNT provides a free TOS compatible replacement OS that is capable of multitasking. MiNT was originally released by Eric Smith as "MiNT is Not TOS". Atari adopted MiNT as an official alternative kernel with the release of the Atari Falcon, slightly altering the MiNT acronym into "MiNT is Now TOS". Atari bundled MiNT with AES 4.0 under the name MultiTOS. After Atari left the computer market, MiNT development has been continued by a core of volunteers. Nowadays the official name has been changed to "FreeMiNT" upon request by Eric Smith. The reason for this was to distinguish it from the versions that were released by Atari. There are several distributions, most notably the RPM-based SpareMiNT as well as the Debian GNU/MiNT porting effort.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Mint

    mint, n. the place where money is coined by government: a place where anything is invented or made: any source of abundant supply.—v.t. to coin: to invent.—ns. Mint′age, the money which is minted or coined: the duty paid for coining; Mint′er, one who mints or coins: an inventor; Mint′-man, one skilled in coining or coinage; Mint′-mark, a private mark put by the mint on coins for purposes of identification; Mint′-mas′ter, the master of a mint: one who invents. [A.S. mynet, money—L. monēta, a surname of Juno—monēre to remind.]

  2. Mint

    mint, n. an aromatic plant producing a highly odoriferous oil.—ns. Mint′-ju′lep, a spirituous drink flavoured with mint, and sucked through a straw or small tube; Mint′-sauce, chopped mint mixed with vinegar and sugar, used as a sauce for roast lamb. [A.S. minte—L. mentha—Gr. mintha.]

  3. Mint

    mint, v.i. (Scot.) to purpose, try: to hint. [A.S. myntan, to mean—munan, to think.]

Editors Contribution

  1. mint

    A type of cultivar, plant and seed.

    WE grow mint in the herb garden to use for salads and cooking.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 28, 2020  

  2. mint

    A type of unity government business or company that has an official form of unity governmental authority to create a variety of coins as a form of official currency in a specific country or for a variety of countries through an accurate, specific and official agreement.

    The mint has a number of sites where people are employed to create official currency in the form of coins.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 4, 2020  

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  1. MINT

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Etymology and Origins

  1. Mint

    On the spot where Manlius Capitolinus had built himself a sumptuous residence the Romans set up a temple to Juno Moneta, or “The Monitress,” since Manlius had been apprised of the Gallic invasion through the cackling of the sacred geese. Subsequently this temple of Moneta was converted into an establishment for the coinage of money. Both mint and money therefore come from Moneta.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of mint in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of mint in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of mint in a Sentence

  1. Scott Walker:

    I still have the same gun in mint condition.

  2. Ben Cohen:

    That's an idea! So, the rest of it we'll say all mint.

  3. Mark Ranta:

    Mint makes it so I don't have to go to the individual bank sites, they [banks] don't have the opportunity to cross-sell me.

  4. Scott Gottlieb:

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  5. Troy Thibodeau:

    If somebody ever comes up with a Cobb-Cobb in [mint] condition, I believe that one would break all the records.

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    the verbal act of urging on
    A liniment
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