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[miks] /mɪks/
verb (used with object), mixed or mixt, mixing.
to combine (substances, elements, things, etc.) into one mass, collection, or assemblage, generally with a thorough blending of the constituents.
to put together indiscriminately or confusedly (often followed by up).
to combine, unite, or join:
to mix business and pleasure.
to add as an element or ingredient:
Mix some salt into the flour.
to form or make by combining ingredients:
to mix a cake; to mix mortar.
to crossbreed.
  1. to combine, blend, edit, etc. (the various components of a soundtrack):
    to mix dialogue and sound effects.
  2. to complete the mixing process on (a film, soundtrack, etc.):
    an important movie that took months to mix.
to combine (two or more separate recordings or microphone signals) to make a single recording or composite signal.
verb (used without object), mixed or mixt, mixing.
to become mixed:
a paint that mixes easily with water.
to associate or mingle, as in company:
to mix with the other guests at a party.
to be crossbred, or of mixed breeding.
Boxing. to exchange blows vigorously and aggressively:
The crowd jeered as the fighters clinched, refusing to mix.
an act or instance of mixing.
the result of mixing; mixture:
cement mix; an odd mix of gaiety and sadness.
a commercially prepared blend of ingredients to which usually only a liquid must be added to make up the total of ingredients necessary or obtain the desired consistency:
a cake mix; muffin mix.
Music. music or songs selected and recorded as a mixtape:
the ultimate one-hour workout mix; a mix of Christmas songs; a DJ mix.
mixer (def 4).
the proportion of ingredients in a mixture; formula:
a mix of two to one.
Informal. a mess or muddle; mix-up.
Music. an electronic blending of tracks or sounds made to produce a recording.
Verb phrases
mix down, to mix the tracks of an existing recording to make a new recording with fewer tracks:
the four-track tape was mixed down to stereo.
mix up,
  1. to confuse completely, especially to mistake one person or thing for another:
    The teacher was always mixing up the twins.
  2. to involve or entangle.
mix it up, Slang.
  1. to engage in a quarrel.
  2. to fight with the fists.
Also, mix it.
Origin of mix
1470-80; back formation from mixt mixed
Related forms
mixable, adjective
mixability, mixableness, noun
overmix, verb
unmix, verb (used with object)
unmixable, adjective
1, 9. commingle, jumble, unite, amalgamate, fuse. Mix, blend, combine, mingle concern the bringing of two or more things into more or less intimate association. Mix is the general word for such association: to mix fruit juices. Blend implies such a harmonious joining of two or more types of colors, feelings, etc., that the new product formed displays some of the qualities of each: to blend fragrances or whiskeys. Combine implies such a close or intimate union that distinction between the parts is lost: to combine forces. Mingle usually suggests retained identity of the parts: to mingle voices. 9. coalesce. 14. concoction; formula.


[miks] /mɪks/
Thomas Edwin ("Tom") 1880–1940, U.S. film actor in westerns. Unabridged
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Examples from the web for mix
  • mix and sift flour and ginger, and combine mixtures.
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  • The precise mix that is right for you depends on your risk tolerance and time frame.
  • Companies worry endlessly about the optimal mix of debt and equity.
  • Add an equal amount of egg tempera base, then mix the base and the pigment with a paintbrush until smooth.
  • Whether particulates in a mix are hydrophobic or hydrophilic, adding water can thicken the mix.
  • Some add a little lard to the mix so it does not stick.
  • The mix keeps for two to three months at room temperature.
  • You'll also need audio sources of your own to add to what you use of the original mix.
British Dictionary definitions for mix


(transitive) to combine or blend (ingredients, liquids, objects, etc) together into one mass
(intransitive) to become or have the capacity to become combined, joined, etc: some chemicals do not mix
(transitive) to form (something) by combining two or more constituents: to mix cement
(transitive; often foll by in or into) to add as an additional part or element (to a mass or compound): to mix flour into a batter
(transitive) to do at the same time; combine: to mix study and pleasure
(transitive) to consume (drinks or foods) in close succession
to come or cause to come into association socially: Pauline has never mixed well
(intransitive) often foll by with. to go together; complement
(transitive) to crossbreed (differing strains of plants or breeds of livestock), esp more or less at random
(transitive) (electronics) to combine (two or more signals)
  1. (in sound recording) to balance and adjust (the recorded tracks) on a multitrack tape machine
  2. (in live performance) to balance and adjust (the output levels from microphones and pick-ups)
(transitive) to merge (two lengths of film) so that the effect is imperceptible
(informal) mix it
  1. to cause mischief or trouble, often for a person named: she tried to mix it for John
  2. to fight
the act or an instance of mixing
the result of mixing; mixture
a mixture of ingredients, esp one commercially prepared for making a cake, bread, etc
(music) the sound obtained by mixing
(building trades, civil engineering) the proportions of cement, sand, and aggregate in mortar, plaster, or concrete
(informal) a state of confusion, bewilderment
See also mix-up
Derived Forms
mixable, adjective
mixability, noun
Word Origin
C15: back formation from mixt mixed, via Old French from Latin mixtus, from miscēre to mix
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Word Origin and History for mix

1530s, back-formation from Middle English myxte (early 15c.) "composed of more than one element, of mixed nature," from Anglo-French mixte, from Latin mixtus, past participle of miscere "to mix, mingle, blend; fraternize with; throw into confusion," from PIE *meik- "to mix" (cf. Sanskrit misrah "mixed," Greek misgein, mignynai "to mix, mix up, mingle; to join, bring together; join (battle); make acquainted with," Old Church Slavonic mešo, mesiti "to mix," Russian meshat, Lithuanian maišau "to mix, mingle," Welsh mysgu). Also borrowed in Old English as miscian. Related: Mixed; mixing.


1580s, "act of mixing," from mix (v.).

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Slang definitions & phrases for mix



(often the mix) A mixture; combination of components; medley: most important element in an auto maker's marketing mix/ I enjoy what callers bring into the mix (1959+)


To fight; mix it: Them last two babies mixed many times a month (1921+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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mix in Technology

Knuth's hypothetical machine, used in The Art of Computer Programming v.1, Donald Knuth, A-W 1969.

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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Related Abbreviations for mix


multiservice interchange
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