Origin of mixed
Definition for mixed (2 of 2)
verb (used with object), mixed or mixt, mix·ing.
- to combine, blend, edit, etc. (the various components of a soundtrack): to mix dialogue and sound effects.
- to complete the mixing process on (a film, soundtrack, etc.): an important movie that took months to mix.
verb (used without object), mixed or mixt, mix·ing.
- to confuse completely, especially to mistake one person or thing for another: The teacher was always mixing up the twins.
- to involve or entangle.
Origin of mix
Examples from the Web for mixed
Residents of the neighborhoods where cops are needed the most are mixed on the impact of the apparent slowdown.
Furthermore, mixed race children are the fastest growing population in the country.
Rosetta researchers used ROSINA data to determine how much HDO is mixed in with the normal H2O.
The IFC ended this ban last week and released a plan that the editorial board of the school newspaper has given a mixed review.
A few years ago, one guide told us, he would be on that train and would see many Palestinians mixed in with the Jewish passengers.
The public was, as they say, of mixed materials; for the most part young men from educational institutions.Dream Tales and Prose Poems|Ivan Turgenev
Day after day they subsisted upon this dried fish, mixed with sea-water.Lewis and Clark|William R. Lighton
He whirled—just in time to see the last of the mixed trio disappear into the drawing-room, and the door snap shut behind them.The Cab of the Sleeping Horse|John Reed Scott
It is also most mixed with words from the Cree dialect of the Algonkin.The Natural History of the Varieties of Man|Robert Gordon Latham
The blue and green of the curtains and portière each seem to claim their own in the mixed and softened background of the wall.Principles of Home Decoration|Candace Wheeler
British Dictionary definitions for mixed (1 of 2)
- having the nature of both a real and a personal action, such as a demand for the return of wrongfully withheld property as well as for damages to compensate for the loss
- having aspects or issues determinable by different persons or bodiesa mixed question of law and fact
- (of a number) consisting of the sum of an integer and a fraction, as 5 1/2
- (of a decimal) consisting of the sum of an integer and a decimal fraction, as 17.43
- (of an algebraic expression) consisting of the sum of a polynomial and a rational fraction, such as 2 x + 4 x ² + 2/3 x
British Dictionary definitions for mixed (2 of 2)
- (in sound recording) to balance and adjust (the recorded tracks) on a multitrack tape machine
- (in live performance) to balance and adjust (the output levels from microphones and pick-ups)
- to cause mischief or trouble, often for a person namedshe tried to mix it for John
- to fight
Word Origin for mix
Word Origin and History for mixed (1 of 3)
mid-15c., from past participle of mix (v.). Mixed blessing from 1933. Mixed marriage is from 1690s (originally in a religious context; racial sense was in use by 1942 in U.S., though mixed breed in reference to mulattoes is found by 1775). Mixed bag "heterogeneous collection" is from 1936. Mixed up is from 1884 as "confused," from 1862 as "involved."
Mixed drink in the modern liquor sense is recorded by 1868; the thing itself is older; Bartlett (1859) lists sixty names "given to the various compounds or mixtures of spirituous liquors and wines served up in fashionable bar rooms in the United States," all from a single advertisement. The list includes Tippe na Pecco, Moral suasion, Vox populi, Jewett's fancy, Ne plus ultra, Shambro, Virginia fancy, Stone wall, Smasher, Slingflip, Pig and whistle, Cocktail, Phlegm-cutter, Switchel flip, Tip and Ty, Ching-ching, Fiscal agent, Slip ticket, Epicure's punch.
Word Origin and History for mixed (1 of 3)
1530s, back-formation from Middle English myxte (early 15c.) "composed of more than one element, of mixed nature," from Anglo-French mixte, from Latin mixtus, past participle of miscere "to mix, mingle, blend; fraternize with; throw into confusion," from PIE *meik- "to mix" (cf. Sanskrit misrah "mixed," Greek misgein, mignynai "to mix, mix up, mingle; to join, bring together; join (battle); make acquainted with," Old Church Slavonic mešo, mesiti "to mix," Russian meshat, Lithuanian maišau "to mix, mingle," Welsh mysgu). Also borrowed in Old English as miscian. Related: Mixed; mixing.
Word Origin and History for mixed (2 of 3)
1580s, "act of mixing," from mix (v.).