- 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
Related Wordsperfect, virgin, original, wad, fortune, pot, million, packet, boodle, pile, bundle, heap, roll, fashion, provide, cast, fabricate, issue, make, punch
Examples from the Web for minting
Of course, companies will be more likely to stick with an employee, or a business partner, if they are minting money.Racism Is a Tough Sell: The Real Reason Everyone Dumped Paula Deen
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Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the government-owned mortgage agencies, have been minting money and turning it over to Treasury.Bombshell CBO Report Says Deficit Shrinking
May 15, 2013
I think I shall die but minting and aiming to be a Christian.Letters of Samuel Rutherford
Quite recently His Highness has established a minting machine in Kabul.At the Court of the Amr
John Alfred Gray
In the next village but one to the west formerly stood the Priory of Minting, of which only mounds and ponds survive.Records of Woodhall Spa and Neighbourhood
J. Conway Walter
Remonstrances were vain until experience proved their weight, and the minting of the lis d'or had to be discontinued.
The metal on whose importation and minting a premium was obtainable was imported, and in large quantities.
- 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 minting
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).