see also: Mine
Pronunciation Pronoun
  1. My; belonging to me; that which belongs to me.
    1. Used predicatively.
      The house itself is mine, but the land is not.
    2. Used substantively, with an implied noun.
      Mine has been a long journey.
    3. Used absolutely, set off from the sentence.
      Mine for only a week so far, it already feels like an old friend.
    4. (archaic) Used attributively after the noun it modifies.
      • ante 1611 William Shakespeare, The Tempest, Act V, Scene 1:
        […] Flesh and blood, / You, brother mine, that entertain'd ambition, / […]
    5. (archaic) Used attributively before a vowel.
      • 1862 February, Julia Ward Howe, "The Battle Hymn of the Republic", in The Atlantic Monthly, Volume IX, Number LII, page 10,
        Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord: / […]
Translations Noun

mine (plural mines)

  1. An excavation from which ore or solid minerals are taken, especially one consisting of underground tunnels.
    This diamond comes from a mine in South Africa.
    He came out of the coal mine with a face covered in black.
    Most coal and ore comes from open-pit mines nowadays.
  2. (figurative) Any source of wealth or resources.
    She's a mine of information.
  3. (military) A passage dug toward or underneath enemy lines, which is then packed with explosives.
  4. (military) A device intended to explode when stepped upon or touched, or when approached by a ship, vehicle, or person.
    His left leg was blown off after he stepped on a mine.
    The warship was destroyed by floating mines.
  5. (pyrotechnics) A type of firework that explodes on the ground, shooting sparks upward.
  6. (entomology) The cavity made by a caterpillar while feeding inside a leaf.
  7. (computing) A machine or network of machines used to extract units of a cryptocurrency.
Translations Translations Translations
  • Italian: fuoco d'artificio
Translations Verb

mine (mines, present participle mining; past and past participle mined)

  1. (ambitransitive) To remove (ore) from the ground.
    Crater of Diamonds State Park is the only place in the world where visitors can mine their own diamonds.
  2. To dig into, for ore or metal.
    • Lead veins have been traced […] but they have not been mined.
  3. (transitive) To sow mines (the explosive devices) in (an area).
    We had to slow our advance after the enemy mined the road ahead of us.
  4. (transitive) To damage (a vehicle or ship) with a mine (an explosive device).
  5. (intransitive) To dig a tunnel or hole; to burrow in the earth.
    the mining cony
  6. To dig away, or otherwise remove, the substratum or foundation of; to lay a mine under; to sap; to undermine.
    • They mined the walls.
    • 1814 July 6, [Walter Scott], Waverley; or, ’Tis Sixty Years Since. In Three Volumes, volume (please specify ), Edinburgh: Printed by James Ballantyne and Co. for Archibald Constable and Co.; London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, OCLC 270129598 ↗:
  7. (by extension, figurative) To ruin or destroy by slow degrees or secret means.
  8. (slang) To pick one's nose.
  9. (computing) To earn new units of cryptocurrency by doing certain calculations.
Translations Translations Translations
  • Russian: подрыва́ть

mine (plural mines)

  1. Alternative form of mien

  1. Alternative letter-case form of mine often used when speaking as God or another important figure who is understood from context.

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