Mine

Definition of Mine

Pronunciation: mīn
n.1.See Mien.
pron. & a.1.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.
I kept myself from mine iniquity.
- Ps. xviii. 23.
When a man deceives me once, says the Italian proverb, it is his fault; when twice, it is mine.
- Bp. Horne.
This title honors me and mine.
- Shak.
She shall have me and mine.
- Shak.
v. i.1.
1.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.
2.To form subterraneous tunnel or hole; to form a burrow or lodge in the earth; as, the mining cony.
v. t.1.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.
They mined the walls.
- Hayward.
Too lazy to cut down these immense trees, the spoilers . . . had mined them, and placed a quantity of gunpowder in the cavity.
- Sir W. Scott.
2.To dig into, for ore or metal.
Lead veins have been traced . . . but they have not been mined.
- Ure.
3.To get, as metals, out of the earth by digging.
The principal ore mined there is the bituminous cinnabar.
- Ure.
n.1.
1.(Mil.) A subterranean cavity or passage
2.Any place where ore, metals, or precious stones are got by digging or washing the soil; as, a placer mine.
3.A rich source of wealth or other good.
4.(Mil.) An explosive device placed concealed in a location, on land or at sea, where an enemy vehicle or enemy personnel may pass through, having a triggering mechanism which detects people or vehicles, and which will explode and kill or maim personnel or destroy or damage vehicles. A mine placed at sea (formerly called a torpedo, see torpedo{2} (a)) is also called an marine mine and underwater mine and sometimes called a floating mine, even though it may be anchored to the floor of the sea and not actually float freely. A mine placed on land (formerly called a torpedo, see torpedo{3}), usually buried, is called a land mine.
Mine dial
a form of magnetic compass used by miners.
Mine pig
pig iron made wholly from ore; in distinction from cinder pig, which is made from ore mixed with forge or mill cinder.
gold mine
a - a mine where gold is obtained.
b - a rich source of wealth or other good; same as Mine 3.
- Raymond.

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