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.

Origin of mine

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

Definition for mine (2 of 4)

mine

2
[ mahyn ]
/ maɪn /

noun

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

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

Origin of mine

2
1275–1325; 1875–80 for def 5; (v.) Middle English minen < Old French miner (cognate with Provençal, Spanish minar, Italian minare) < Vulgar Latin *mīnāre, probably < a Celtic base *mein-; compare MIr méin, Welsh mwyn ore, mineral; (noun) Middle English < Middle French, perhaps noun derivative of miner; compare Medieval Latin mina mine, mineral

Related forms

un·mined, adjective

Definition for mine (3 of 4)

I

[ ahy ]
/ aɪ /

pronoun, nominative I, possessive my or mine, objective me; plural nominative we, possessive our or ours, objective us.

the nominative singular pronoun, used by a speaker in referring to himself or herself.

noun, plural I's.

(used to denote the narrator of a literary work written in the first person singular).
Metaphysics. the ego.

Origin of I

before 900; Middle English ik, ich, i; Old English ic, ih; cognate with German ich, Old Norse ek, Latin ego, Greek egṓ, OCS azŭ, Lithuanian aš, Sanskrit ahám

Can be confused

aye eye I

Usage note

See me.

Definition for mine (4 of 4)

Min.E.


Mineral Engineer.
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British Dictionary definitions for mine (1 of 6)

mine

1
/ (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 6)

mine

2
/ (maɪn) /

noun

verb

Derived Forms

minable or mineable, adjective

Word Origin for mine

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

British Dictionary definitions for mine (3 of 6)

i

I

/ () /

noun plural i's, I's or Is

the ninth letter and third vowel of the modern English alphabet
any of several speech sounds represented by this letter, in English as in bite or hit
  1. something shaped like an I
  2. (in combination)an I-beam
dot the i's and cross the t's to pay meticulous attention to detail

British Dictionary definitions for mine (4 of 6)

i


symbol for

the imaginary number √–1Also called: j

British Dictionary definitions for mine (5 of 6)

I

1
/ () /

pronoun

(subjective) refers to the speaker or writer

Word Origin for I

C12: reduced form of Old English ic; compare Old Saxon ik, Old High German ih, Sanskrit ahám

British Dictionary definitions for mine (6 of 6)

I

2

symbol for

chem iodine
physics current
physics isospin
logic a particular affirmative categorial statement, such as some men are married, often symbolized as SiPCompare A, E, O 1
(Roman numeral) oneSee Roman numerals

abbreviation for

Italy (international car registration)

Word Origin for I

(for sense 4) from Latin (aff) i (rmo) I affirm
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Medicine definitions for mine

I


The symbol for the elementiodine
i The symbol forcurrent
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Science definitions for mine (1 of 3)

mine

[ mīn ]

An underground excavation in the Earth from which ore, rock, or minerals can be extracted.

Science definitions for mine (2 of 3)

i

[ ī ]

The number whose square is equal to -1. Numbers expressed in terms of i are called imaginary or complex numbers.

Science definitions for mine (3 of 3)

I


The symbol for electric current.
The symbol for iodine.
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Idioms and Phrases with mine (1 of 2)

mine


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

Idioms and Phrases with mine (2 of 2)

i


see dot the i's and cross the t's.

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