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MINT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does mint mean? 

MINT (noun)
  The noun MINT has 5 senses:

1. (often followed by 'of') a large number or amount or extent
2. any north temperate plant of the genus Mentha with aromatic leaves and small mauve flowers
3. the leaves of a mint plant used fresh or candied
4. a candy that is flavored with a mint oil
5. a plant where money is coined by authority of the government

  Familiarity information: MINT used as a noun is common.


MINT (adjective)
  The adjective MINT has 1 sense:

1. as if new

  Familiarity information: MINT used as an adjective is very rare.


MINT (verb)
  The verb MINT has 1 sense:

1. form by stamping, punching, or printing

  Familiarity information: MINT used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


MINT (noun)


Sense 1mint [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(often followed by 'of') a large number or amount or extent

Classified under:

Nouns denoting quantities and units of measure

Synonyms:

mint; muckle; peck; quite a little; slew; spate; tidy sum; whole lot; whole slew; mickle; great deal; good deal; hatful; lot; heap; stack; mass; batch; raft; plenty; pile; wad; deal; flock; pot; mess; sight

Context examples:

a batch of letters / a deal of trouble / a lot of money / he made a mint on the stock market / it must have cost plenty

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

large indefinite amount; large indefinite quantity (an indefinite quantity that is above the average in size or magnitude)

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

deluge; flood; inundation; torrent (an overwhelming number or amount)

haymow (a mass of hay piled up in a barn for preservation)


Sense 2mint [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Any north temperate plant of the genus Mentha with aromatic leaves and small mauve flowers

Classified under:

Nouns denoting plants

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

herb; herbaceous plant (a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests)

Meronyms (parts of "mint"):

mint (the leaves of a mint plant used fresh or candied)

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

Mentha pulegium; pennyroyal (Eurasian perennial mint have small lilac-blue flowers and ovate leaves; yields an aromatic oil)

apple mint; applemint; Mentha rotundifolia; Mentha suaveolens (mint with apple-scented stems of southern and western Europe; naturalized in United States)

Mentha spicata; spearmint (common garden herb having clusters of small purplish flowers and yielding an oil used as a flavoring)

Mentha piperita; peppermint (herb with downy leaves and small purple or white flowers that yields a pungent oil used as a flavoring)

horsemint; Mentha longifolia (a coarse Old World wild water mint having long leaves and spikelike clusters of flowers; naturalized in the eastern United States)

bergamot mint; eau de cologne mint; lemon mint; Mentha citrata (mint with leaves having perfume like that of the bergamot orange)

Mentha aquatica; water mint; water-mint (a European mint that thrives in wet places; has a perfume like that of the bergamot orange; naturalized in eastern North America)

corn mint; field mint; Mentha arvensis (European mint naturalized in United States)

Holonyms ("mint" is a member of...):

genus Mentha; Mentha (mint plants)


Sense 3mint [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The leaves of a mint plant used fresh or candied

Classified under:

Nouns denoting foods and drinks

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

herb (aromatic potherb used in cookery for its savory qualities)

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

mint (any north temperate plant of the genus Mentha with aromatic leaves and small mauve flowers)

Holonyms ("mint" is a substance of...):

mint; mint candy (a candy that is flavored with a mint oil)


Sense 4mint [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A candy that is flavored with a mint oil

Classified under:

Nouns denoting foods and drinks

Synonyms:

mint candy; mint

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

candy; confect (a rich sweet made of flavored sugar and often combined with fruit or nuts)

Meronyms (substance of "mint"):

mint (the leaves of a mint plant used fresh or candied)

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

peppermint; peppermint candy (a candy flavored with peppermint oil)


Sense 5mint [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A plant where money is coined by authority of the government

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

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

industrial plant; plant; works (buildings for carrying on industrial labor)

Instance hyponyms:

U.S. Mint; United States Mint; US Mint (the mint that manufactures and distributes United States coins for circulation through Federal Reserve Banks; processes gold and silver bullion)


MINT (adjective)


Sense 1mint [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

As if new

Context example:

in mint condition

Similar:

perfect (being complete of its kind and without defect or blemish)


MINT (verb)


Sense 1mint [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Form by stamping, punching, or printing

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Synonyms:

mint; coin; strike

Context examples:

strike coins / strike a medal

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

create from raw material; create from raw stuff (make from scratch)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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