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MINCE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does mince mean? 

MINCE (noun)
  The noun MINCE has 1 sense:

1. food chopped into small bits

  Familiarity information: MINCE used as a noun is very rare.


MINCE (verb)
  The verb MINCE has 3 senses:

1. make less severe or harsh
2. walk daintily
3. cut into small pieces

  Familiarity information: MINCE used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


MINCE (noun)


Sense 1mince [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Food chopped into small bits

Classified under:

Nouns denoting foods and drinks

Context example:

a mince of mushrooms

Hypernyms ("mince" is a kind of...):

aliment; alimentation; nourishment; nutriment; nutrition; sustenance; victuals (a source of materials to nourish the body)


MINCE (verb)


Sense 1mince [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make less severe or harsh

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

mince; moderate; soften

Context example:

He moderated his tone when the students burst out in tears

Hypernyms (to "mince" is one way to...):

alter; change; modify (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 2mince [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Walk daintily

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Context example:

She minced down the street

Hypernyms (to "mince" is one way to...):

walk (use one's feet to advance; advance by steps)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s

Sentence example:

The children mince to the playground


Sense 3mince [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cut into small pieces

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Context example:

mince the garlic

Hypernyms (to "mince" is one way to...):

chop; chop up (cut into pieces)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something

Sentence example:

The chefs mince the vegetables


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