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mingle

[ming-guh l] /ˈmɪŋ gəl/
verb (used without object), mingled, mingling.
1.
to become mixed, blended, or united.
2.
to associate or mix in company:
She refuses to mingle with bigots.
3.
to associate or take part with others; participate.
verb (used with object), mingled, mingling.
4.
to mix or combine; put together in a mixture; blend.
5.
to unite, join, or conjoin.
6.
to associate in company:
a hostess who mingles diplomats with executives.
7.
to form by mixing; compound; concoct.
noun
8.
mingles, two or more single, unrelated adults who live together.
Origin
late Middle English
1425-1475
1425-75; late Middle English menglen, equivalent to meng(en) to mix (Old English mengan; cognate with Dutch, German mengen) + -(e)len -le
Related forms
minglement, noun
mingler, noun
remingle, verb, remingled, remingling.
unmingled, adjective
well-mingled, adjective
Synonyms
4. commingle, intermingle, intermix. See mix.
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Examples from the web for mingling
  • The composition of the lava erupted suggest a process of dynamic, fast mixing and mingling.
  • Both males and females strode about the enclosure picking up fruit and mingling with their friends.
  • The theory emerged from the total mingling of his art and his nature studies.
  • Soon enough the gentle sounds of the canyon were mingling with the happy laughter of children.
  • We should be neutral as far as regards the mingling in the strife.
  • Here there was never any more than the mingling of their sorrows.
  • Altogether he was an amiable brother, mingling high animal spirits with a delightful imagination and a gentle manner.
  • mingling its notes with the soft susurrus and sighs of the branches.
  • The plan was to give a few interviews, sign some autographs and do some mingling.
  • True enough, these stories are intended to be comic, but they lack any mingling of comedy with pathos.
British Dictionary definitions for mingling

mingle

/ˈmɪŋɡəl/
verb
1.
to mix or cause to mix
2.
(intransitive) often foll by with. to come into close association
Derived Forms
mingler, noun
Word Origin
C15: from Old English mengan to mix; related to Middle Dutch mengen, Old Frisian mengja
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Word Origin and History for mingling

mingle

v.

mid-15c., "to bring together," frequentative of Middle English myngen "to mix," from Old English mengan (related to second element in among), from Proto-Germanic *mangjan "to knead together" (cf. Old Saxon mengian, Old Norse menga, Old Frisian mendza, German mengen), from PIE *mag- "to knead, fashion, fit" (see macerate). The formation may have been suggested by cognate Middle Dutch mengelen. Of persons, "to join with others, be sociable" (intransitive), from c.1600. Related: Mingled; mingling.

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