- to become mixed, blended, or united.
- to associate or mix in company: She refuses to mingle with bigots.
- to associate or take part with others; participate.
- to mix or combine; put together in a mixture; blend.
- to unite, join, or conjoin.
- to associate in company: a hostess who mingles diplomats with executives.
- to form by mixing; compound; concoct.
- mingles, two or more single, unrelated adults who live together.
Origin of mingle
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Examples from the Web for mingle
The 420-friendly site, “built by stoners for stoners,” allows you to mingle and jingle with—well, you get it.The Stoner's Guide to the Internet
August 6, 2014
It was notable Wednesday that the cameraman and photographers were allowed to mingle somewhat freely with the playgroup.Prince George and the New Royal Baby Rules
April 10, 2014
Research suggests forcing coworkers to mingle can be damaging for relationships between diverse members of staff.Office Parties Are Bad for Business
December 19, 2013
The appeal: they are “judgment-free zones where the like-minded can mingle freely and furtively.”‘Star Trek’ Dating Websites Cater to Trekkies Looking for Love
May 15, 2013
Celebrities like Paris Hilton and an incognito Selena Gomez mingle in the elevated VIP area by the main stage.Miami Music Week: Florida’s Epic DJ Dance Party
March 27, 2012
He did not mingle with it, but remained aloof, always himself, and was even feared by it.White Fang
He must mingle sometimes with others, that he may be always with her!Vivian Grey
Earl of Beaconsfield, Benjamin Disraeli
He had also a trick to mingle his commodity, that that which was bad might go off with the least mistrust.Bunyan</p>
James Anthony Froude
If he could but see her and mingle his tears with hers he would be content.The Captain of the Pole-Star and Other Tales
Arthur Conan Doyle
Must mingle other atoms with those before they stabilize in our plane.Wanderer of Infinity
- to mix or cause to mix
- (intr often foll by with) to come into close association
Word Origin and History for mingle
mid-15c., "to bring together," frequentative of Middle English myngen "to mix," from Old English mengan (related to second element in among), from Proto-Germanic *mangjan "to knead together" (cf. Old Saxon mengian, Old Norse menga, Old Frisian mendza, German mengen), from PIE *mag- "to knead, fashion, fit" (see macerate). The formation may have been suggested by cognate Middle Dutch mengelen. Of persons, "to join with others, be sociable" (intransitive), from c.1600. Related: Mingled; mingling.