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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for mingle in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)


From earlier mingil, mengle, from Middle English menglen, equivalent to ming +‎ -le. Cognate with Dutch mengen (to mingle, mix), German mengen (to mingle, mix). More at ming.


  • IPA(key): /ˈmɪŋ.ɡəl/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɪŋɡəl


mingle (third-person singular simple present mingles, present participle mingling, simple past and past participle mingled)

  1. 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.
    Across the city yesterday, there was a feeling of bittersweet reunion as streams of humanity converged and mingled at dozens of memorial services.New York Times
  2. To associate or unite in society or by ties of relationship; to cause or allow to intermarry; to intermarry.
    • 1611, King James Version, Ezra ix. 2
      The holy seed have mingled themselves with the people of those lands.
  3. To deprive of purity by mixture; to contaminate.
    • (Can we date this quote by Henry Rogers as well as title, page, and other details?)
      a mingled, imperfect virtue
  4. (obsolete) To put together; to join.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Shakespeare to this entry?)
  5. To make or prepare by mixing the ingredients of.
  6. (intransitive) To become mixed or blended.

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mingle (plural mingles)

  1. (obsolete) A mixture.

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