mint
Pronunciation Noun

mint (plural mints)

  1. A building or institution where money (originally, only coins) is produced under government licence.
  2. (informal) A large amount of money. A vast sum or amount, etc.
    That house is worth a mint
    It must have cost a mint to produce!
    to make a mint
    Synonyms: bundle, pile
  3. (figurative) Any place regarded as a source of unlimited supply; the supply itself.
    • c. 1595–1596, William Shakespeare, “Loues Labour’s Lost”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act I, scene i]:
      A mint of phrases in his brain.
Related terms Translations
  • German: Münzanstalt, Münze
  • Italian: zecca
  • Portuguese: casa de moeda, casa da moeda
  • Russian: моне́тный двор
  • Spanish: ceca, casa de moneda
Translations Verb

mint (mints, present participle minting; past and past participle minted)

  1. (transitive) To reproduce (coins), usually en masse, under licence.
  2. To invent; to forge; to fabricate; to fashion.
    • 1623, Francis Bacon, A Discourse of a War with Spain
      titles […] as may appear to be easily minted
Translations Adjective

mint (not comparable)

  1. (with condition) Like new.
    in mint condition.
  2. (numismatics) In near-perfect condition; uncirculated.
  3. (philately) Unused with original gum; as issued originally.
  4. (UK, slang) Very good.
  5. (UK, slang) Attractive; beautiful; handsome.
Translations Translations Noun

mint (plural mints)

  1. Any plant in the genus Mentha in the family Lamiaceae, typically aromatic with square stems.
  2. The flavouring of the plant, either a sweet, a jelly or sauce.
  3. Any plant in the mint family, Lamiaceae.
  4. A green colour, like that of mint.
     
  5. A mint-flavored candy, often eaten to sweeten the smell of the breath.
Related terms Translations Translations Translations
  • Spanish: menta verde, menta
Translations
  • French: bonbon à la menthe, pastille à la menthe
  • Portuguese: rebuçado de menta
  • Russian: мя́тная конфе́та
Adjective

mint (not comparable)

  1. Of a green colour, like that of the mint plant.
Translations
  • Russian: мя́тный
  • Spanish: menta
Verb

mint (mints, present participle minting; past and past participle minted)

  1. (intransitive, provincial, Northern England, Scotland) To try, attempt; take aim.
  2. (transitive, provincial, Northern England, Scotland) To try, attempt, endeavor; to take aim at; to try to hit; to purpose.
  3. (intransitive, chiefly, Scotland) To hint; suggest; insinuate.
Noun

mint (plural mints)

  1. (provincial, Northern England, Scotland) Intent, purpose; an attempt, try; effort, endeavor.



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