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mine1

[mahyn] /maɪn/
pronoun
1.
a form of the possessive case of I used as a predicate adjective:
The yellow sweater is mine.
2.
something that belongs to me:
Mine is the red car.
3.
Archaic. my (used before a word beginning with a vowel or a silent h, or following a noun):
mine eyes; lady mine.
Origin
900
before 900; Middle English; Old English mīn my; cognate with Old Norse mīn, German mein, Gothic meina; see me

mine2

[mahyn] /maɪn/
noun
1.
an excavation made in the earth for the purpose of extracting ores, coal, precious stones, etc.
2.
a place where such minerals may be obtained, either by excavation or by washing the soil.
3.
a natural deposit of such minerals.
4.
an abundant source; store:
a mine of information.
5.
a device containing a charge of explosive in a watertight casing, floating on or moored beneath the surface of the water for the purpose of blowing up an enemy ship that strikes it or passes close by it.
6.
a similar device used on land against personnel or vehicles; land mine.
7.
a subterranean passage made to extend under an enemy's works or position, as for the purpose of securing access or of depositing explosives for blowing up a military position.
8.
a passageway in the parenchyma of a leaf, made by certain insects.
verb (used without object), mined, mining.
9.
to dig in the earth for the purpose of extracting ores, coal, etc.; make a mine.
10.
to extract coal, ore, or the like, from a mine.
11.
to make subterranean passages.
12.
to place or lay mines, as in military or naval operations.
verb (used with object), mined, mining.
13.
to dig in (earth, rock, etc.) in order to obtain ores, coal, etc.
14.
to extract (ore, coal, etc.) from a mine.
15.
to avail oneself of or draw useful or valuable material from:
to mine every reference book available in writing the term paper.
16.
to use, especially a natural resource:
to mine the nation's forests.
17.
to make subterranean passages in or under; burrow.
18.
to make (passages, tunnels, etc.) by digging or burrowing.
19.
to dig away or remove the foundations of.
20.
to place or lay military or naval mines under:
to mine an enemy supply road.
21.
Agriculture. to grow crops in (soil) over an extended time without fertilizing.
22.
to remove (a natural resource) from its source without attempting to replenish it.
Origin
1275-1325; 1875-80 for def 5; (v.) Middle English minen < Old French miner (cognate with Provençal, Spanish minar, Italian minare) < Vulgar Latin *mīnāre, probably < a Celtic base *mein-; compare MIr méin, Welsh mwyn ore, mineral; (noun) Middle English < Middle French, perhaps noun derivative of miner; compare Medieval Latin mina mine, mineral
Related forms
unmined, adjective
Synonyms
4. supply, stock, fund, hoard.

Min.E.

1.
Mineral Engineer.

I

[ahy] /aɪ/
pronoun, nominative I, possessive my or mine, objective me; plural nominative we, possessive our or ours, objective us.
1.
the nominative singular pronoun, used by a speaker in referring to himself or herself.
noun, plural I's.
2.
(used to denote the narrator of a literary work written in the first person singular).
3.
Metaphysics. the ego.
Origin
before 900; Middle English ik, ich, i; Old English ic, ih; cognate with German ich, Old Norse ek, Latin ego, Greek egṓ, OCS azŭ, Lithuanian aš, Sanskrit ahám
Usage note
See me.
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Examples from the web for mine
  • The disused iron mine is a popular tourist attraction.
  • Army is testing a new technology for land mine detection that is based on the use of sound waves.
  • Humour does not get much blacker than laughter in a collapsed coal mine.
  • mine is sealed up tight in a far corner of the garden.
  • The halls and walkways throughout this inactive gypsum mine show evidence of the previous tenant's trade.
  • It was clear that his definition of an inalienable right to tenure was different from mine and that of his fellow faculty members.
  • His job had been putting out mine fires with buckets of pulverized rock dust.
  • Your photo of it curling around the base of a rock has suggested the perfect place to plant mine.
  • In this mode, there are no zombies to destroy your creations, and you don't have to mine bricks.
  • Suppose you are down a mine and five people are standing on the track.
British Dictionary definitions for mine

mine1

/maɪn/
pronoun
1.
something or someone belonging to or associated with me: mine is best
2.
of mine, belonging to or associated with me
determiner
3.
(preceding a vowel) an archaic word for my1 mine eyes, mine host
Word Origin
Old English mīn; compare Old High German, Old Norse mīn, Dutch mijn

mine2

/maɪn/
noun
1.
a system of excavations made for the extraction of minerals, esp coal, ores, or precious stones
2.
any deposit of ore or minerals
3.
a lucrative source or abundant supply: she was a mine of information
4.
a device containing an explosive designed to destroy ships, vehicles, or personnel, usually laid beneath the ground or in water
5.
a tunnel or sap dug to undermine a fortification
6.
a groove or tunnel made by certain insects, esp in a leaf
verb
7.
to dig into (the earth) for (minerals)
8.
to make (a hole, tunnel, etc) by digging or boring
9.
to place explosive mines in position below the surface of (the sea or land)
10.
to undermine (a fortification) by digging mines or saps
11.
another word for undermine
Derived Forms
minable, mineable, adjective
Word Origin
C13: from Old French, probably of Celtic origin; compare Irish mein, Welsh mwyn ore, mine

i

//
noun (pl) i's, I's, Is
1.
the ninth letter and third vowel of the modern English alphabet
2.
any of several speech sounds represented by this letter, in English as in bite or hit
3.
  1. something shaped like an I
  2. (in combination): an I-beam
4.
dot the i's and cross the t's, to pay meticulous attention to detail

i

symbol
1.
the imaginary number √–1 Also called j

I1

//
pronoun
1.
(subjective) refers to the speaker or writer
Word Origin
C12: reduced form of Old English ic; compare Old Saxon ik, Old High German ih, Sanskrit ahám

I2

symbol
1.
(chem) iodine
2.
(physics) current
3.
(physics) isospin
4.
(logic) a particular affirmative categorial statement, such as some men are married, often symbolized as SiP Compare A, E, O1
5.
(Roman numeral) one See Roman numerals
abbreviation
6.
Italy (international car registration)
Word Origin
(for sense 4) from Latin (aff)i(rmo) I affirm
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Word Origin and History for mine
pron.

Old English min "mine, my," (pronoun and adjective), from Proto-Germanic *minaz (cf. Old Frisian, Old Saxon Old High German min, Middle Dutch, Dutch mijn, German mein, Old Norse minn, Gothic meins "my, mine"), from the base of me. Superseded as adjective beginning 13c. by my.

n.

"pit or tunnel in the earth for obtaining metals and minerals," c.1300, from Old French mine "vein, lode; tunnel, shaft; mineral ore; mine" (for coal, tin, etc,), of uncertain origin, probably from a Celtic source (cf. Welsh mwyn, Irish mein "ore, mine"), from Old Celtic *meini-. Italy and Greece were relatively poor in minerals, thus they did not contribute a word for this to English, but there was extensive mining from an early date in Celtic lands (Cornwall, etc.). From c.1400 as "a tunnel under fortifications to overthrow them."

explosive device, by 1850, from mine (v.2).

v.

to dig, c.1300, "to tunnel under fortifications to overthrow them," from mine (n.1) or from Old French miner "to dig, mine; exterminate." From mid-14c. as "to dig in the earth" (for treasure, etc.). Figurative use from mid-14c. Related: Mined; mining.

"lay explosives," 1620s, in reference to old tactic of tunneling under enemy fortifications to blow them up; a specialized sense of mine (v.1) via a sense of "dig under foundations to undermine them" (late 14c.), and miner in this sense is attested from late 13c. Related: Mined; mining.

I

pron.

12c. shortening of Old English ic, first person singular nominative pronoun, from Proto-Germanic *ekan (cf. Old Frisian ik, Old Norse ek, Norwegian eg, Danish jeg, Old High German ih, German ich, Gothic ik), from PIE *eg-, nominative form of the first person singular pronoun (cf. Sanskrit aham, Hittite uk, Latin ego (source of French Je), Greek ego, Russian ja, Lithuanian ). Reduced to i by mid-12c. in northern England, it began to be capitalized mid-13c. to mark it as a distinct word and avoid misreading in handwritten manuscripts.

The reason for writing I is ... the orthographic habit in the middle ages of using a 'long i' (that is, j or I) whenever the letter was isolated or formed the last letter of a group; the numeral 'one' was written j or I (and three iij, etc.), just as much as the pronoun. [Otto Jespersen, "Growth and Structure of the English Language," p.233]
The form ich or ik, especially before vowels, lingered in northern England until c.1400 and survived in southern dialects until 18c. The dot on the "small" letter -i- began to appear in 11c. Latin manuscripts, to distinguish the letter from the stroke of another letter (such as -m- or -n-). Originally a diacritic, it was reduced to a dot with the introduction of Roman type fonts.

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mine in Medicine

I

  1. The symbol for the element iodine.

  2. iThe symbol for current.

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mine in Science
i
  (ī)   
The number whose square is equal to -1. Numbers expressed in terms of i are called imaginary or complex numbers.
I  
  1. The symbol for electric current.

  2. The symbol for iodine.


mine
  (mīn)   
An underground excavation in the Earth from which ore, rock, or minerals can be extracted.
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Slang definitions & phrases for mine

mine

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run-of-the-mill


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Related Abbreviations for mine

i

imaginary unit

I

  1. current
  2. ice
  3. incomplete
  4. institute
  5. intelligence
  6. interstate
  7. iodine
  8. isospin
  9. Italy (international vehicle ID)
  10. 1
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mine in the Bible

The process of mining is described in Job 28:1-11. Moses speaks of the mineral wealth of Palestine (Deut. 8:9). Job 28:4 is rightly thus rendered in the Revised Version, "He breaketh open a shaft away from where men sojourn; they are forgotten of the foot [that passeth by]; they hang afar from men, they swing to and fro." These words illustrate ancient mining operations.

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Idioms and Phrases with mine
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Encyclopedia Article for mine

in military and naval operations, a usually stationary explosive device that is designed to destroy personnel, ships, or vehicles when the latter come in contact with it. Submarine mines have been in use since the mid-19th century; land mines did not become a significant factor in warfare until a hundred years later.

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