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MINE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does mine mean? 

MINE (noun)
  The noun MINE has 2 senses:

1. excavation in the earth from which ores and minerals are extracted
2. explosive device that explodes on contact; designed to destroy vehicles or ships or to kill or maim personnel

  Familiarity information: MINE used as a noun is rare.


MINE (verb)
  The verb MINE has 2 senses:

1. get from the earth by excavation
2. lay mines

  Familiarity information: MINE used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


MINE (noun)


Sense 1mine [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Excavation in the earth from which ores and minerals are extracted

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

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

excavation (a hole in the ground made by excavating)

Meronyms (parts of "mine"):

adit (a nearly horizontal passage from the surface into a mine)

mineshaft (excavation consisting of a vertical or sloping passageway for finding or mining ore or for ventilating a mine)

shaft (a vertical passage into a mine)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "mine"):

sulfur mine; sulphur mine (a mine where sulphur is dug from the ground)

strip mine (an open mine (usually for coal) where the seams run close to the surface)

silver mine (a mine where silver ore is dug)

salt mine (a mine where salt is dug)

gold mine; goldmine (a mine where gold ore is found)

copper mine (a mine where copper is dug from the ground)

coal mine; coalpit (a mine where coal is dug from the ground)

Holonyms ("mine" is a part of...):

colliery; pit (a workplace consisting of a coal mine plus all the buildings and equipment connected with it)


Sense 2mine [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Explosive device that explodes on contact; designed to destroy vehicles or ships or to kill or maim personnel

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

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

explosive device (device that bursts with sudden violence from internal energy)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "mine"):

floating mine; marine mine (an explosive mine designed to destroy ships that bump into it)

booby trap; ground-emplaced mine; land mine (an explosive mine hidden underground; explodes when stepped on or driven over)


MINE (verb)


Sense 1mine [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Get from the earth by excavation

Classified under:

Verbs of eating and drinking

Context example:

mine ores and metals

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

exploit; tap (draw from; make good use of)

"Mine" entails doing...:

cut into; delve; dig; turn over (turn up, loosen, or remove earth)

Domain category:

excavation; mining (the act of extracting ores or coal etc from the earth)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "mine"):

strip mine; surface mine; surface-mine (extract (ore) from a strip-mine)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 2mine [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Lay mines

Classified under:

Verbs of fighting, athletic activities

Context example:

The Vietnamese mined Cambodia

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

reenforce; reinforce (make stronger)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "mine"):

countermine (destroy enemy mines with one's own mines)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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