- 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 mingler
Not a describer nor a ruler nor a mingler and yet there is not a difference that is not greater.Matisse Picasso and Gertrude Stein
- to mix or cause to mix
- (intr often foll by with) to come into close association
Word Origin and History for mingler
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.