Definition of Mine

1. Noun. Excavation in the earth from which ores and minerals are extracted.

Terms within: Adit, Mineshaft, Shaft
Specialized synonyms: Coal Mine, Coalpit, Copper Mine, Gold Mine, Goldmine, Salt Mine, Silver Mine, Strip Mine, Sulfur Mine, Sulphur Mine
Group relationships: Colliery, Pit
Generic synonyms: Excavation

2. Verb. Get from the earth by excavation. "Mine ores and metals"
Category relationships: Excavation, Mining
Specialized synonyms: Strip Mine, Surface Mine, Surface-mine
Generic synonyms: Exploit, Tap
Entails: Cut Into, Delve, Dig, Turn Over
Derivative terms: Miner, Mining

3. Noun. Explosive device that explodes on contact; designed to destroy vehicles or ships or to kill or maim personnel.

4. Verb. Lay mines. "The Vietnamese mined Cambodia"
Generic synonyms: Reenforce, Reinforce
Specialized synonyms: Countermine
Derivative terms: Mining

Definition of Mine

1. n. See Mien.

2. pron. & a. 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.

3. v. i. 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. v. t. 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. n. A subterranean cavity or passage

Definition of Mine

1. Pronoun. (form of Non-premodifying possessive case I). My; belonging to me; that which belongs to me. ¹

2. Noun. An excavation from which ore or solid minerals are taken, especially one consisting of underground tunnels. ¹

3. Noun. (military) A passage dug toward or underneath enemy lines, which is then packed with explosives. ¹

4. Noun. (military) A device intended to explode when stepped upon or touched, or when approached by a ship, vehicle, or person. ¹

5. Noun. (pyrotechnics) A type of firework that explodes on the ground, shooting sparks upward. ¹

6. Noun. (entomology) The cavity made by a caterpillar while feeding inside a leaf. ¹

7. Verb. (transitive) To remove (ore) from the ground. ¹

8. Verb. (transitive) To sow mines (the explosive devices) in (an area). ¹

9. Verb. (transitive) To damage (a vehicle or ship) with a mine (an explosive device). ¹

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Definition of Mine

1. to dig into for valuable materials [v MINED, MINING, MINES]

Medical Definition of Mine

1. 1. 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. "They mined the walls." (Hayward) "Too lazy to cut down these immense trees, the spoilers. Had mined them, and placed a quantity of gunpowder in the cavity." (Sir W. Scott) 2. To dig into, for ore or metal. "Lead veins have been traced. But they have not been mined." (Ure) 3. To get, as metals, out of the earth by digging. "The principal ore mined there is the bituminous cinnabar." (Ure) Origin: Mined; Mining. 1. A subterranean cavity or passage; especially: 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. A cavity or tunnel made under a fortification or other work, for the purpose of blowing up the superstructure with some explosive agent. 2. Any place where ore, metals, or precious stones are got by digging or washing the soil; as, a placer mine. 3. A rich source of wealth or other good. Mine dial, a form of magnetic compass used by miners. Mine pig, pig iron made wholly from ore; in distinction from cinder pig, which is made from ore mixed with forge or mill cinder. Origin: F, fr. LL. Mina. See Mine. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mine

mine (current term)
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mine detector
mine disposal
mine field
mine pig
mine run

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