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Mine meaning

mine - 15 dictionary results

  1. 1. get from the earth by excavation; " mine ores and metals"
  2. 2. See Mien.
  3. 3. 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. 4. 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.
  5. 5. To dig into, for ore or metal.
  6. 6. To get, as metals, out of the earth by digging.
  7. 7. A subterranean cavity or passage
  8. 8. A cavity or tunnel made under a fortification or other work, for the purpose of blowing up the superstructure with some explosive agent.
  9. 9. Any place where ore, metals, or precious stones are got by digging or washing the soil; as, a placer mine.
  10. 10. Fig.: A rich source of wealth or other good.
  11. 11. 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.
  12. 12. 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.
  13. 13. Place where minerals are dug; excavation.
  14. 14. To a mine; excavate.
  15. 15. To dig a mine under; sap.

mine - examples of usage

  1. " You're with me in mine. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  2. She was engaged to be married to an old friend of mine; a much better fellow, I'll be bound! - "The Beautiful Wretch; The Pupil of Aurelius; and The Four Macnicols", William Black.
  3. It's only an idea of mine. - "The Ghost Pirates", William Hope Hodgson.
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