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Definitions of mine

  1. get from the earth; of ores and metals
  2. explosive device that explodes on contact; designed to destroy vehicles or ships or to kill or maim personnel
  3. excavation in the earth from which ores and minerals are extracted
  4. lay mines; " The Vietnamese mined Cambodia"
  5. get from the earth by excavation; " mine ores and metals"
  6. See Mien.
  7. To dig a mine or pit in the earth; to get ore, metals, coal, or precious stones, out of the earth; to dig in the earth for minerals; to dig a passage or cavity under anything in order to overthrow it by explosives or otherwise.
  8. To form subterraneous tunnel or hole; to form a burrow or lodge in the earth; as, the mining cony.
  9. To dig away, or otherwise remove, the substratum or foundation of; to lay a mine under; to sap; to undermine; hence, to ruin or destroy by slow degrees or secret means.
  10. To dig into, for ore or metal.
  11. To get, as metals, out of the earth by digging.
  12. A subterranean cavity or passage
  13. A cavity or tunnel made under a fortification or other work, for the purpose of blowing up the superstructure with some explosive agent.
  14. Any place where ore, metals, or precious stones are got by digging or washing the soil; as, a placer mine.
  15. Fig.: A rich source of wealth or other good.
  16. To undermine.
  17. Belonging to me; my. Used as a pronominal to me; my. Used as a pronominal adjective in the predicate; as, Vengeance is mine; I will repay. Rom. xii. 19. Also, in the old style, used attributively, instead of my, before a noun beginning with a vowel.
  18. A pit or excavation in the earth, from which metallic ores, precious stones, coal, or other mineral substances are taken by digging; - distinguished from the pits from which stones for architectural purposes are taken, and which are called quarries.
  19. Pertaining to me.
  20. An opening made in the earth, from which minerals, precious stones, etc., are taken; crude iron- stone; an abundant store; a rich source of wealth; a tunnel under an enemy's works to blow them up; a receptacle filled with explosives, moored beneath, or on, the water, the firing of which destroys or hinders an enemy.
  21. To carry on the work of digging for metals, etc.; to dig a mine; to burrow; practice secret methods; to lay explosives ( in a harbor).
  22. To undermine or sap, as an enemy's works; to destroy slowly; to dig in for ore or metals; to make or get by digging underground; as, to mine a tunnel, or to mine coal.
  23. Belonging to me: my.
  24. To dig for metals: to excavate: to dig underground in order to overturn a wall: to destroy by secret means.
  25. A place from which metals are dug: an excavation dug under a fortification to blow it up with gunpowder: a rich source of wealth.
  26. Place where minerals are dug; excavation.
  27. To a mine; excavate.
  28. To dig a mine under; sap.
  29. To dig out of the earth.
  30. To make by digging.
  31. To make a mine; engage in mining; burrow.
  32. Miner.
  33. An excavation for digging out ore, coal, or the like, or a deposit of such material.
  34. Belonging to me; of me: possessive of I.
  35. Possessive case of I, belonging tome.
  36. An excavation in the earth, out of which minerals are dug; crude ore or iron stone; a subterraneous passage dug under a fortification to blow it up; a rich source of wealth or other worth.
  37. To sap; to undermine.
  38. To dig a mine in the earth; to practise secret means of injury.
  39. The possessive case of the pronoun of the first person; belonging to me; my; that which belongs to me; in Scrip, language and in old style, mine is put before a noun beginning with a vowel, as, mine iniquity.
  40. A pit or excavation in the earth from which ores are dug; any rich source of wealth or good; an excavation filled with gunpowder for the purpose of blasting rocks, or in war, for blowing up an enemy's works.
  41. To sap; to form mines under; to excavate.
  42. A tunnel or gallery constructed by an insect.

Usage examples for mine

  1. I connot help it; thaa'rt mine. – Lancashire Idylls (1898) by Marshall Mather
  2. " They are friends of mine," he said. – The Isle of Unrest by Henry Seton Merriman
  3. My dear, a- a friend of mine. – Idle Ideas in 1905 by Jerome K. Jerome
  4. I haven't mine here now; I'll bring it over this afternoon. – Marjorie's Busy Days by Carolyn Wells
  5. " I've always known Burlingame was mine, even if I wasn't pretty. – Tangle Hold by F. L. Wallace
  6. She shall have it from mine own hand! – Unknown to History A Story of the Captivity of Mary of Scotland by Charlotte M. Yonge
  7. What could he have said to you of mine? – The Children of the World by Paul Heyse
  8. I ain't goin' to be done out o' what's mine! – The Hole in the Wall by Arthur Morrison
  9. And these are all mine in Him! – My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year by John Henry Jowett
  10. But I wean't break mine. – The Parson O' Dumford by George Manville Fenn
  11. Mine, at any rate. – The Brother of Daphne by Dornford Yates
  12. And I tell you, he's mine! – The Gun-Brand by James B. Hendryx
  13. " You've told me your story, so I suppose I may as well tell you mine- now. – Mary Marie by Eleanor H. Porter
  14. And mine is Lucile Payton. – Lucile Triumphant by Elizabeth M. Duffield
  15. He put his hand in mine. – The Garden of Eden by Max Brand
  16. I'll put you on mine. – The Uphill Climb by B. M. Bower
  17. You are mine now. – Love of Brothers by Katharine Tynan
  18. There never was such a father as mine! – At Love's Cost by Charles Garvice
  19. You are Mr. Sherwin's son- not mine. – Basil by Wilkie Collins
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