- a place where coins, paper currency, special medals, etc., are produced under government authority.
- a place where something is produced or manufactured
- a vast amount, especially of money: He made a mint in oil wells.
- Philately. (of a stamp) being in its original, unused condition.
- unused or appearing to be newly made and never used: a book in mint condition.
- to make (coins, money, etc.) by stamping metal.
- to turn (metal) into coins: to mint gold into sovereigns.
- to make or fabricate; invent: to mint words.
Origin of mint2
- intent; purpose.
- an attempt; try; effort.
- to try (something); attempt.
- to take aim at (something) with a gun.
- to hit or strike at (someone or something).
- to try; attempt.
- to take aim.
Origin of mint3
Examples from the Web for minted
But when she called back, Brinsley was determined to tall her about his minted screenwriter status.Alleged Cop Killer’s Blood-Soaked Screenplay
December 24, 2014
Krugman does raise the amusing question of whose visage should appear on such a coin, if minted.The Platinum Coin is a Weird Idea
January 7, 2013
I'd enjoy seeing a trillion dollar coin minted purely for the deservedly righteous indignation such an overstep would create.Why Not Mint a 100 Trillion Dollar Platinum Coin?
January 4, 2013
Till now, the first dollar ever minted by the United States was the world's most valuable coin.That's One Valuable Coin
January 4, 2013
No harm to you if you make a failure; loads of minted money if you make a hit.Despair's Last Journey
David Christie Murray
In the land of "El Dorado" the sands of the rivers can be coined into minted money.Sea-Dogs All!
The bulk of the coins were Danish, minted by Danish kings of Northumbria.The Danes in Lancashire and Yorkshire
S. W. Partington
It is improbable that coins of this type were minted after the sixth century.The Heroic Age
H. Munro Chadwick
Every dollar of it is minted with women's tears and children's cries of hunger.Si Klegg, Book 2 (of 6)
- British slang wealthy
- any N temperate plant of the genus Mentha, having aromatic leaves and spikes of small typically mauve flowers: family Lamiaceae (labiates). The leaves of some species are used for seasoning and flavouringSee also peppermint, spearmint, horsemint, water mint
- stone mint another name for dittany (def. 2)
- a sweet flavoured with mint
- a place where money is coined by governmental authority
- a very large amount of moneyhe made a mint in business
- (of coins, postage stamps, etc) in perfect condition as issued
- British informal excellent; impressive
- in mint condition in perfect condition; as if new
- to make (coins) by stamping metal
- (tr) to invent (esp phrases or words)
Word Origin and History for minted
aromatic herb, Old English minte (8c.), from West Germanic *minta (cf. Old Saxon minta, M.D. mente, Old High German minza, German Minze), a borrowing from Latin menta, mentha "mint," from Greek minthe, personified as a nymph transformed into an herb by Proserpine, probably a loan-word from a lost Mediterranean language.
place where money is coined, early 15c., from Old English mynet "coin, coinage, money" (8c.), from West Germanic *munita (cf. Old Saxon munita, Old Frisian menote, Middle Dutch munte, Old High German munizza, German münze), from Latin moneta "mint" (see money). Earlier word for "place where money is coined" was minter (early 12c.). General sense of "a vast sum of money" is from 1650s.
"to stamp metal to make coins," 1540s, from mint (n.2). Related: Minted; minting. Minter "one who stamps coins to create money" is from early 12c.
"perfect" (like a freshly minted coin), 1887 (in mint condition), from mint (n.2).