mine

1
[ mahyn ]
/ maɪn /

pronoun

a form of the possessive case of I used as a predicate adjective: The yellow sweater is mine.
something that belongs to me: Mine is the red car.
Archaic. my (used before a word beginning with a vowel or a silent h, or following a noun): mine eyes; lady mine.

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Origin of mine

1
First recorded before 900; Middle English; Old English mīn; cognate with Old Norse mīn, German mein, Gothic meina; see origin at my, me

Definition for mine (2 of 3)

mine2
[ mahyn ]
/ maɪn /

noun

verb (used without object), mined, min·ing.

verb (used with object), mined, min·ing.

Origin of mine

2
First recorded in 1275–1325; 1875–80 for def. 5; Middle English verb minen, from Old French miner (cognate with Provençal, Spanish minar, Italian minare ), from assumed Vulgar Latin mīnāre, probably from an unattested Celtic base mein-; compare Middle Irish méin, Welsh mwyn “ore, mineral”; Middle English noun from Middle French, perhaps noun derivative of miner “to mine”; compare Medieval Latin mina “mine, mineral”

OTHER WORDS FROM mine

un·mined, adjective

Definition for mine (3 of 3)

Min.E.

Mineral Engineer.
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British Dictionary definitions for mine (1 of 2)

mine1
/ (maɪn) /

pronoun

something or someone belonging to or associated with memine is best
of mine belonging to or associated with me

determiner

(preceding a vowel) an archaic word for my 1 mine eyes; mine host

Word Origin for mine

Old English mīn; compare Old High German, Old Norse mīn, Dutch mijn

British Dictionary definitions for mine (2 of 2)

mine2
/ (maɪn) /

noun

verb

Derived forms of mine

minable or mineable, adjective

Word Origin for mine

C13: from Old French, probably of Celtic origin; compare Irish mein, Welsh mwyn ore, mine
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Scientific definitions for mine

mine
[ mīn ]

An underground excavation in the Earth from which ore, rock, or minerals can be extracted.
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Idioms and Phrases with mine

mine

see back to the salt mines; gold mine; your guess is as good as mine.

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