Definitions of mine

  1. 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.
  2. To dig into, for ore or metal.
  3. To get, as metals, out of the earth by digging.
  4. 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.
  5. To dig for metals: to excavate: to dig underground in order to overturn a wall: to destroy by secret means.
  6. To dig a mine under; sap.
  7. To dig out of the earth.
  8. To make by digging.
  9. 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.
  10. To form subterraneous tunnel or hole; to form a burrow or lodge in the earth; as, the mining cony.
  11. A subterranean cavity or passage
  12. A cavity or tunnel made under a fortification or other work, for the purpose of blowing up the superstructure with some explosive agent.
  13. Any place where ore, metals, or precious stones are got by digging or washing the soil; as, a placer mine.
  14. Fig.: A rich source of wealth or other good.
  15. 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.
  16. 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).
  17. To a mine; excavate.
  18. lay mines; " The Vietnamese mined Cambodia"
  19. To make a mine; engage in mining; burrow.
  20. To sap; to undermine.
  21. To sap; to form mines under; to excavate.
  22. 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.
  23. Belonging to me; of me: possessive of I.
  24. 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.
  25. explosive device that explodes on contact; designed to destroy vehicles or ships or to kill or maim personnel
  26. excavation in the earth from which ores and minerals are extracted
  27. get from the earth by excavation; " mine ores and metals"
  28. See Mien.
  29. 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.
  30. Belonging to me: my.
  31. A place from which metals are dug: an excavation dug under a fortification to blow it up with gunpowder: a rich source of wealth.
  32. Place where minerals are dug; excavation.
  33. Miner.
  34. An excavation for digging out ore, coal, or the like, or a deposit of such material.
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  37. A tunnel or gallery constructed by an insect.
  38. Pertaining to me.