mixed

[ mikst ]
/ mɪkst /

adjective

Origin of mixed

1400–50; late Middle English mixt < Latin mixtus, past participle of miscēre to mingle. Cf. mix

Related forms

mix·ed·ly [mik-sid-lee, mikst-lee] /ˈmɪk sɪd li, ˈmɪkst li/, adverbmix·ed·ness, nounwell-mixed, adjective

Definition for mixed (2 of 2)

Origin of mix

1470–80; back formation from mixt mixed

SYNONYMS FOR mix

1, 9 commingle, jumble, unite, amalgamate, fuse. Mix, blend, combine, mingle concern the bringing of two or more things into more or less intimate association. Mix is the general word for such association: to mix fruit juices. Blend implies such a harmonious joining of two or more types of colors, feelings, etc., that the new product formed displays some of the qualities of each: to blend fragrances or whiskeys. Combine implies such a close or intimate union that distinction between the parts is lost: to combine forces. Mingle usually suggests retained identity of the parts: to mingle voices.
9 coalesce.
14 concoction; formula.

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British Dictionary definitions for mixed (1 of 2)

mixed

/ (mɪkst) /

adjective

Derived Forms

mixedly (ˈmɪksɪdlɪ), adverbmixedness (ˈmɪksɪdnɪs), noun

British Dictionary definitions for mixed (2 of 2)

mix

/ (mɪks) /

verb

noun

See also mix-up

Derived Forms

mixable, adjectivemixability, noun

Word Origin for mix

C15: back formation from mixt mixed, via Old French from Latin mixtus, from miscēre to mix
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