See also: Mine, miné, and -mine

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EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English min, myn, from Old English mīn, from Proto-Germanic *mīnaz, from Proto-Indo-European *méynos. Cognate with Saterland Frisian mien, West Frisian myn, Dutch mijn, Low German mien, German mein, Danish min, Swedish min, Icelandic mín.

PronounEdit

mine

  1. My; belonging to me; that which belongs to me.
    1. Used predicatively.
      The house itself is mine, but the land is not.
    2. Used substantively, with an implied noun.
      Mine has been a long journey.
    3. Used absolutely, set off from the sentence.
      Mine for only a week so far, it already feels like an old friend.
    4. (archaic) Used attributively after the noun it modifies.
    5. (archaic) Used attributively before a vowel.
Usage notesEdit
  • My and mine are essentially two forms of the same word, with my being used attributively before the noun, and mine being used in all other cases, as may be seen in most of the usage examples and quotations above. In this respect, this word is analogous to most of the other possessive pronouns (e.g. your vs. yours), as well as a number of other noun modifiers, such as lone/alone.
  • Historically, my came to be used only before a consonant sound, and later came to be used regardless of the following sound. Nonetheless, mine still sees archaic pre-vocalic use, as may be seen in the 1862 quotation above.
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Etymology 2Edit

From Middle English, from Old French mine, from Late Latin mina, from Gaulish (compare to Welsh mwyn, Irish míanach ‎(ore)), from Proto-Celtic *mēnis ‎(ore, metal).

NounEdit

mine ‎(plural mines)

Entrance to a gold mine in Victoria, Australia
Cutaway view of an anti-tank landmine
  1. An excavation from which ore or solid minerals are taken, especially one consisting of underground tunnels.
    This diamond comes from a mine in South Africa.
    He came out of the coal mine with a face covered in black.
    Most coal and ore comes from open-pit mines nowadays.
  2. (military) A passage dug toward or underneath enemy lines, which is then packed with explosives.
  3. (military) A device intended to explode when stepped upon or touched, or when approached by a ship, vehicle, or person.
    His left leg was blown off after he stepped on a mine.
    The warship was destroyed by floating mines.
  4. (pyrotechnics) A type of firework that explodes on the ground, shooting sparks upward.
  5. (entomology) The cavity made by a caterpillar while feeding inside a leaf.
Derived termsEdit
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VerbEdit

mine ‎(third-person singular simple present mines, present participle mining, simple past and past participle mined)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) To remove (ore) from the ground.
    Crater of Diamonds State Park is the only place in the world where visitors can mine their own diamonds.
  2. To dig into, for ore or metal.
    • Ure
      Lead veins have been traced [] but they have not been mined.
  3. (transitive) To sow mines (the explosive devices) in (an area).
    We had to slow our advance after the enemy mined the road ahead of us.
  4. (transitive) To damage (a vehicle or ship) with a mine (an explosive device).
  5. (intransitive) To dig a tunnel or hole; to burrow in the earth.
    the mining cony
  6. 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.
    • Hayward
      They mined the walls.
    • Sir Walter Scott
      Too lazy to cut down these immense trees, the spoilers [] had mined them, and placed a quantity of gunpowder in the cavity.
  7. (slang) To pick one's nose.
Derived termsEdit
TranslationsEdit
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Etymology 3Edit

Borrowing from French mine.

NounEdit

mine ‎(plural mines)

  1. Alternative form of mien

StatisticsEdit

Most common English words before 1923: hair · ran · important · #566: mine · wild · front · France

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AromanianEdit

PronounEdit

mine

  1. Alternative form of mini

Crimean GothicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *mēnô.

NounEdit

mine

  1. moon
    • 1562, Ogier Ghiselin de Busbecq:
      Mine. Luna.

DanishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /miːnə/, [ˈmiːnə], [ˈmiːn̩]

NounEdit

mine c (singular definite minen, plural indefinite miner)

  1. look, air, mien
  2. (military) mine
  3. pit

InflectionEdit

PronounEdit

mine

  1. (possessive) Plural form of min

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FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Vulgar Latin *mina, French *meina.

NounEdit

mine f ‎(plural mines)

  1. mine (excavation or explosive)
  2. pencil lead

Etymology 2Edit

Borrowing from Breton min ‎(beak, muzzle).

NounEdit

mine f ‎(plural mines)

  1. appearance, physical aspect; expression
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 3Edit

From miner

VerbEdit

mine

  1. first-person singular present indicative of miner
  2. third-person singular present indicative of miner
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of miner
  4. first-person singular present subjunctive of miner
  5. second-person singular imperative of miner

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IrishEdit

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

mine

  1. genitive feminine singular of mion
  2. comparative degree of mion

NounEdit

mine f

  1. genitive singular of min

MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
mine mhine unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

ItalianEdit

NounEdit

mine f

  1. plural of mina

AnagramsEdit


JapaneseEdit

RomanizationEdit

mine

  1. rōmaji reading of みね

Norwegian BokmålEdit

Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia no

PronunciationEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse mínir, or from Old French mine

NounEdit

mine f, m ‎(definite singular mina or minen, indefinite plural miner, definite plural minene)

  1. a mine (excavation or explosive)

Derived termsEdit

DeterminerEdit

mine

  1. plural of min

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse mínir, or from Old French mine

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

mine f ‎(definite singular mina, indefinite plural miner, definite plural minene)

  1. a mine (excavation or explosive)

Derived termsEdit

DeterminerEdit

mine

  1. plural of min

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PortugueseEdit

VerbEdit

mine

  1. first-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of minar
  2. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present subjunctive of minar
  3. third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of minar
  4. third-person singular (você) negative imperative of minar

RomanianEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Latin , possibly through a Vulgar Latin root mēne, or through analogy with cine, from *quene, from quem. It also possibly acquired this ending through adopting the common Latin accusative inflection -inem. Compare tine, sine. Compare also Aromanian mini, Dalmatian main.

PronounEdit

mine ‎(stressed accusative form of eu)

  1. (direct object, preceded by preposition, such as "pe", "cu", "la", or "pentru") me
    iubești pe mine? - Do you love me?
Related termsEdit
  • (unstressed form)
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Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

mine

  1. plural of mină

ScotsEdit

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

mine

  1. mine

Scottish GaelicEdit

NounEdit

mine f

  1. genitive singular of min

SpanishEdit

VerbEdit

mine

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of minar.
  2. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of minar.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of minar.
  4. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of minar.
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