mint

1 [mint]
noun
1.
any aromatic herb of the genus Mentha, having opposite leaves and small, whorled flowers, as the spearmint and peppermint. Compare mint family.
2.
a soft or hard confection, often shaped like a wafer, that is usually flavored with peppermint and often served after lunch or dinner.
3.
any of various flavored hard candies packaged as a roll of small round wafers.
adjective
4.
made or flavored with mint: mint tea.

Origin:
before 1000; Middle English, Old English minte (cognate with Old High German minza) < Latin ment(h)a < Greek mínthē

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mint

2 [mint]
noun
1.
a place where coins, paper currency, special medals, etc., are produced under government authority.
2.
a place where something is produced or manufactured
3.
a vast amount, especially of money: He made a mint in oil wells.
adjective
4.
Philately. (of a stamp) being in its original, unused condition.
5.
unused or appearing to be newly made and never used: a book in mint condition.
verb (used with object)
6.
to make (coins, money, etc.) by stamping metal.
7.
to turn (metal) into coins: to mint gold into sovereigns.
8.
to make or fabricate; invent: to mint words.

Origin:
before 900; Middle English mynt, Old English mynet coin < Latin monēta coin, mint, after the temple of Juno Monēta, where Roman money was coined

minter, noun

mint

3 [mint] Scot. and North England.
noun
1.
intent; purpose.
2.
an attempt; try; effort.
verb (used with object)
3.
to try (something); attempt.
4.
to take aim at (something) with a gun.
5.
to hit or strike at (someone or something).
verb (used without object)
6.
to try; attempt.
7.
to take aim.

Origin:
before 900; (v.) Middle English minten, Old English (ge)myntan to intend; akin to mind; (noun) Middle English, derivative of the v.

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mint1 (mɪnt)
 
n
1.  peppermint spearmint horsemint See also water mint any N temperate plant of the genus Mentha, having aromatic leaves and spikes of small typically mauve flowers: family Lamiaceae (labiates). The leaves of some species are used for seasoning and flavouring
2.  stone mint another name for dittany
3.  a sweet flavoured with mint
 
[Old English minte, from Latin mentha, from Greek minthē; compare Old High German minza]
 
'minty1
 
adj

mint2 (mɪnt)
 
n
1.  a place where money is coined by governmental authority
2.  a very large amount of money: he made a mint in business
 
adj
3.  (of coins, postage stamps, etc) in perfect condition as issued
4.  informal (Brit) excellent; impressive
5.  in mint condition in perfect condition; as if new
 
vb
6.  to make (coins) by stamping metal
7.  (tr) to invent (esp phrases or words)
 
[Old English mynet coin, from Latin monēta money, mint, from the temple of Juno Monēta, used as a mint in ancient Rome]
 
'minter2
 
n

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Word Origin & History

mint
"aromatic herb," O.E. minte, from W.Gmc. *minta (cf. O.H.G. minze, Ger. Minze), from L. menta, mentha "mint," from Gk. minthe, personified as a nymph transformed into a herb by Proserpine, probably a loan-word from a lost Mediterranean language.

mint
"place where money is coined," O.E. mynit "coin," from W.Gmc. *munita (cf. O.Fris. menote, M.Du. munte, Ger. münze), from L. moneta "mint" (see money). It meant "coin" at first in English; sense of "place where money is made" first recorded early 15c. General sense of
"a vast sum of money" is from 1650s. The verb is 1540s, from the noun. Related: Minted; minting. The adj. meaning "perfect" (like a freshly minted coin) is from 1902; hence mint condition.
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Computing Dictionary

MINT definition


Mint Is Not TRAC

MiNT definition

operating system
(MinT is not TOS - a recursive acronym) A freeware, open source operating system for the Atari ST range of computers. MiNT was originally based on a port of BSD to Atari ST computers by Eric R. Smith. MiNT gave the Atari access to BSD's many network applications. A short (1992-94) romance between MiNT and Atari Corp., who decided to convert the system to the MultiTOS kernel, produced a unique TOS/Unix hybrid, which provides simultaneous access to both GEM and BSD application libraries.
Since MiNT is MultiTOS's kernel, it has kept all the features described above and, if an AES replacement is installed, it can show you a new face of MultiTOS. Unlike MultiTOS however, MiNT is based on a different file system, that is faster and more flexible than TOS's. Furthermore, thanks to the network support, MiNT allows an Atari to be an Internet server that can still run GEM and TOS applications! This has won MiNT many devotees ("MiNTquisitors"), making it the main competitor for ASH's MagiC.
Unlike Linux, MiNT can run on a Motorola 68000 with no FPU. It needs at least 4 MB of RAM, more to run multiuser or to run GEM applications at the same time.
(http://orient.uw.edu.pl/~conradus/docs/mint.html).
(1999-07-20)
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Bible Dictionary

Mint definition


(Gr. heduosmon, i.e., "having a sweet smell"), one of the garden herbs of which the Pharisees paid tithes (Matt. 23:23; Luke 11:42). It belongs to the labiate family of plants. The species most common in Syria is the Mentha sylvestris, the wild mint, which grows much larger than the garden mint (M. sativa). It was much used in domestic economy as a condiment, and also as a medicine. The paying of tithes of mint was in accordance with the Mosiac law (Deut. 14:22), but the error of the Pharisees lay in their being more careful about this little matter of the mint than about weightier matters.

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Example sentences
Unless you land an endowed chair or make a mint writing textbooks,
  administration is where the money is in higher education.
One way round this would be simply to mint more quantum money to make up for
  the losses.
Doing more procedures then will cost you money, not mint money.
Fans of such services gush that they will mint money by allowing ads to be
  targeted at folk who are about to make a purchase.
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