verb (used without object), mined, min·ing.
verb (used with object), mined, min·ing.
Origin of mine2
Synonyms for mine
Related Words for minedfield, pit, store, quarry, reserve, unearth, shovel, extract, excavate, drill, abundance, shaft, hoard, wealth, fund, excavation, spring, treasury, well, bed
Examples from the Web for mined
Contemporary Examples of mined
The State Department found that with high oil prices, the tar sands would be mined for oil, pipeline or no.Fact-Checking the Sunday Shows: Jan. 4
January 5, 2015
Redditors had complained that the thing they found and promoted had been co-opted and mined for clicks by other sites.There Are More 'Too Many Cooks' Where That First Fever Dream Came From
November 11, 2014
Griffin mined the portfolios of four artists to create the vast collection of images that dot the book.A YA Novel About a Warhol Girl With Banksy Talent
August 14, 2014
In China, for example, tungsten, tantalum, tin and gold are mined and ore is imported from other countries.Helter Smelter No More: Moving to Conflict Free Minerals
June 26, 2014
So basically, all the gold that has ever been mined on Earth today can only fit in three Olympic-sized swimming pools.Lina Viktor Is the Artist Who Paints With Gold
May 23, 2014
Historical Examples of mined
Great quantities of coal and iron are mined in the Eastern Highlands.Where We Live
Emilie Van Beil Jacobs
I've mined at Cassiar and Caribou, and I know something of the business.The Trail of '98
Robert W. Service
Considerable coal has been mined and sold from these different workings and mines.Old Mackinaw
W. P. Strickland.
They mined the vein, sorting out the ore from the waste and saving every particle.Space Prison
Bauxite or aluminum ore is mined in France, and 60 per cent.A Journey Through France in War Time
Joseph G. Butler, Jr.
Word Origin for mine
Word Origin for mine
"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.
explosive device, by 1850, from mine (v.2).
see back to the salt mines; gold mine; your guess is as good as mine.