Definitions of mining

  1. The act or business of making mines or of working them.
  2. Pertaining to openings in the earth where metals, ores, etc., are dug; burrowing in the earth.
  3. laying explosive mines in concealed places to destroy enemy personnel and equipment
  4. The act of making or working mines for digging metals, etc.
  5. The art of forming or working mines.
  6. Of or pertaining to mines; as, mining engineer; mining machinery; a mining region.
  7. Pert. to or connected with the forming of mines.