- mine detector,
- mine dump,
- mine examiner,
- mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the lord,
Origin of mine1
verb (used without object), mined, min·ing.
verb (used with object), mined, min·ing.
Origin of mine2
pronoun, nominative I, possessive my or mine, objective me; plural nominative we, possessive our or ours, objective us.
noun, plural I's.
Origin of I
Examples from the Web for mine
There was a lot of prison fiction from movies and books to mine.‘Archer’ Creator Adam Reed Spills Season 6 Secrets, From Surreal Plotlines to Life Post-ISIS|Marlow Stern|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
I gave a reading last week with someone who had taken a class of mine.Daphne Merkin on Lena Dunham, Book Criticism, and Self-Examination|Mindy Farabee|December 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I wanted to be anonymous, as some of these people were friends of mine.I Was Gang Raped at a UVA Frat 30 Years Ago, and No One Did Anything|Liz Seccuro|December 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It reminds me of an uncle of mine who said the London Blitz was irritating.
She then concluded with the assertion that, “The story and the characters of Girl Online are mine.”Meet Zoella—The Newbie Author Whose Book Sales Topped J.K. Rowling|Lucy Scholes|December 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
All the epochs that have existed since God first formed the world are mine to play with!
In a word, my love, however little it might reach her heart, was everything to mine.Charles O'Malley, The Irish Dragoon, Volume 2 (of 2)|Charles Lever
Their destiny is in your hand and mine—a free Nation without a slave—the hope, refuge and inspiration of the world.The Southerner|Thomas Dixon
It's a week since they started from the mine, and you'd ha' thought they'd be here now.The Gully of Bluemansdyke|A. Conan Doyle
Poor innocent Euneece had followed me to the hotel, and had got her directions, as I had got mine.The Legacy of Cain|Wilkie Collins
Word Origin for mine
Word Origin for mine
noun plural i's, I's or Is
- something shaped like an I
- (in combination)an I-beam
Word Origin for I
Word Origin for I
Old English min "mine, my," (pronoun and adjective), from Proto-Germanic *minaz (cf. Old Frisian, Old Saxon Old High German min, Middle Dutch, Dutch mijn, German mein, Old Norse minn, Gothic meins "my, mine"), from the base of me. Superseded as adjective beginning 13c. by my.
"pit or tunnel in the earth for obtaining metals and minerals," c.1300, from Old French mine "vein, lode; tunnel, shaft; mineral ore; mine" (for coal, tin, etc,), of uncertain origin, probably from a Celtic source (cf. Welsh mwyn, Irish mein "ore, mine"), from Old Celtic *meini-. Italy and Greece were relatively poor in minerals, thus they did not contribute a word for this to English, but there was extensive mining from an early date in Celtic lands (Cornwall, etc.). From c.1400 as "a tunnel under fortifications to overthrow them."
"lay explosives," 1620s, in reference to old tactic of tunneling under enemy fortifications to blow them up; a specialized sense of mine (v.1) via a sense of "dig under foundations to undermine them" (late 14c.), and miner in this sense is attested from late 13c. Related: Mined; mining.
to dig, c.1300, "to tunnel under fortifications to overthrow them," from mine (n.1) or from Old French miner "to dig, mine; exterminate." From mid-14c. as "to dig in the earth" (for treasure, etc.). Figurative use from mid-14c. Related: Mined; mining.
explosive device, by 1850, from mine (v.2).
12c. shortening of Old English ic, first person singular nominative pronoun, from Proto-Germanic *ekan (cf. Old Frisian ik, Old Norse ek, Norwegian eg, Danish jeg, Old High German ih, German ich, Gothic ik), from PIE *eg-, nominative form of the first person singular pronoun (cf. Sanskrit aham, Hittite uk, Latin ego (source of French Je), Greek ego, Russian ja, Lithuanian aš). Reduced to i by mid-12c. in northern England, it began to be capitalized mid-13c. to mark it as a distinct word and avoid misreading in handwritten manuscripts.
The reason for writing I is ... the orthographic habit in the middle ages of using a 'long i' (that is, j or I) whenever the letter was isolated or formed the last letter of a group; the numeral 'one' was written j or I (and three iij, etc.), just as much as the pronoun. [Otto Jespersen, "Growth and Structure of the English Language," p.233]
The form ich or ik, especially before vowels, lingered in northern England until c.1400 and survived in southern dialects until 18c. The dot on the "small" letter -i- began to appear in 11c. Latin manuscripts, to distinguish the letter from the stroke of another letter (such as -m- or -n-). Originally a diacritic, it was reduced to a dot with the introduction of Roman type fonts.
see back to the salt mines; gold mine; your guess is as good as mine.
see dot the i's and cross the t's.