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Definition of Mine


  1. See Mien.
  2. Belonging to me; my. Used as a pronominal to me; my. Used as a pronominal adjective in the predicate; as, "Vengeance is mine; I will repay." Rom. xii. 19. Also, in the old style, used attributively, instead of my, before a noun beginning with a vowel.
  3. To dig a mine or pit in the earth; to get ore, metals, coal, or precious stones, out of the earth; to dig in the earth for minerals; to dig a passage or cavity under anything in order to overthrow it by explosives or otherwise.
  4. To form subterraneous tunnel or hole; to form a burrow or lodge in the earth; as, the mining cony.
  5. To dig away, or otherwise remove, the substratum or foundation of; to lay a mine under; to sap; to undermine; hence, to ruin or destroy by slow degrees or secret means.
  6. To dig into, for ore or metal.
  7. To get, as metals, out of the earth by digging.
  8. A subterranean cavity or passage
  9. A pit or excavation in the earth, from which metallic ores, precious stones, coal, or other mineral substances are taken by digging; -- distinguished from the pits from which stones for architectural purposes are taken, and which are called quarries.
  10. A cavity or tunnel made under a fortification or other work, for the purpose of blowing up the superstructure with some explosive agent.
  11. Any place where ore, metals, or precious stones are got by digging or washing the soil; as, a placer mine.
  12. Fig.: A rich source of wealth or other good.
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Mine Translations

mine in Afrikaans is myne, myn
mine in Dutch is de mijne, het mijne
mine in German is mein, meiner, Bergwerk
mine in Italian is miei, me, miniera
mine in Portuguese is mina
mine in Spanish is mina, me, mis
mine in Swedish is min, minera, mina, gruva