thomas e mix

Mix

[miks]
noun
Thomas Edwin ("Tom") 1880–1940, U.S. film actor in westerns.
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mix (mɪks)
 
vb (often foll by with)
1.  (tr) to combine or blend (ingredients, liquids, objects, etc) together into one mass
2.  (intr) to become or have the capacity to become combined, joined, etc: some chemicals do not mix
3.  (tr) to form (something) by combining two or more constituents: to mix cement
4.  (tr; 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
5.  (tr) to do at the same time; combine: to mix study and pleasure
6.  (tr) to consume (drinks or foods) in close succession
7.  to come or cause to come into association socially: Pauline has never mixed well
8.  to go together; complement
9.  (tr) to crossbreed (differing strains of plants or breeds of livestock), esp more or less at random
10.  (tr) electronics to combine (two or more signals)
11.  music
 a.  (in sound recording) to balance and adjust (the recorded tracks) on a multitrack tape machine
 b.  (in live performance) to balance and adjust (the output levels from microphones and pick-ups)
12.  (tr) to merge (two lengths of film) so that the effect is imperceptible
13.  informal mix it
 a.  to cause mischief or trouble, often for a person named: she tried to mix it for John
 b.  to fight
 
n
14.  the act or an instance of mixing
15.  the result of mixing; mixture
16.  a mixture of ingredients, esp one commercially prepared for making a cake, bread, etc
17.  music the sound obtained by mixing
18.  building trades, civil engineering the proportions of cement, sand, and aggregate in mortar, plaster, or concrete
19.  informal a state of confusion, bewilderment
 
[C15: back formation from mixt mixed, via Old French from Latin mixtus, from miscēre to mix]
 
'mixable
 
adj
 
mixa'bility
 
n

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Word Origin & History

mix
1530s, back-formation from M.E. myxte (late 15c.), from Anglo-Fr. mixte, from L. mixtus, pp. of miscere "to mix," from PIE *meik- "to mix" (cf. Skt. misrah "mixed," Gk. misgein "to mix, mingle," O.C.S. meso, mesiti "to mix," Rus. meshat, Lith. maisau "to mix, mingle," Welsh mysgu). Also borrowed in O.E.
as miscian. The noun is attested from 1580s. Mixed marriage is from 1698 (originally in a religious context; racial sense was in use by 1942 in U.S., though mixed breed in ref. to mulattoes is found by 1775). Mixed bag "heterogeneous collection" is from 1936. Mixed up "confused" is from 1862; mix-up "confusion" first recorded 1898.
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Abbreviations & Acronyms
MIX
multiservice interchange
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