HyperDic: mine

English > 4 senses of the word mine:
NOUNartifactmineexcavation in the earth from which ores and minerals are extracted
artifactmineexplosive device that explodes / explodes on contact
VERBconsumptionmineget from the earth by excavation
competitionminelay mines
mine > pronunciation
Soundsmay'n
Rhymesaffine ... wine: 145 rhymes with ayn...
English > mine: 4 senses > noun 1, artifact
Meaningexcavation in the earth from which ores and minerals are extracted.
Part ofcolliery, pitA workplace consisting of a coal mine plus all the buildings and equipment connected with it
PartsaditA nearly horizontal passage from the surface into a mine
mineshaftexcavation consisting of a vertical or sloping passageway for finding or mining ore or for ventilating a mine
shaftA long vertical passage sunk into the earth, as for a mine or tunnel
Narrowercoal mine, coalpitA mine where coal is dug from the ground
copper mineA mine where copper is dug from the ground
goldmine, gold mineA mine where gold ore is found
salt mineA mine where salt is dug
silver mineA mine where silver ore is dug
strip mineAn open mine (usually for coal) where the seams run close to the surface
sulphur mine, sulfur mineA mine where sulphur is dug from the ground
BroaderexcavationA hole in the ground made by excavating
Spanishmina
Catalanmina
Verbsmineget from the earth by excavation
English > mine: 4 senses > noun 2, artifact
Meaningexplosive device that explodes / explodes on contact; designed to destroy vehicles or ships or to kill or maim personnel.
Narrowerfloating mine, marine mineAn explosive mine designed to destroy ships that bump into it
land mine, ground-emplaced mine, booby trapAn explosive mine hidden underground
Broaderexplosive devicedevice that bursts with sudden violence from internal energy
Spanishmina
Catalanmina
Verbsminelay mines
English > mine: 4 senses > verb 1, consumption
MeaningGet from the earth by excavation.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"mine ores and metals"
Categorymining, excavationThe act of extracting ores or coal etc from the earth
Entailsdig, delve, cut into, turn overTurn up, loosen, or remove earth
Narrowerstrip mine, surface mine, surface-mineextract (ore) from a strip-mine
Broaderexploit, tapDraw from
Spanishexcavar, extraer minerales
Catalanextreure minerals, minar
Nounsmineexcavation in the earth from which ores and minerals are extracted
minerlaborer who works in a mine
miningthe act of extracting ores or coal etc from the earth
English > mine: 4 senses > verb 2, competition
Meaninglay mines.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"The Vietnamese mined Cambodia"
NarrowercountermineDestroy enemy mines with one's own mines
Broaderreinforce, reenforcemake stronger
Spanishminar
Catalanminar
Nounsmineexplosive device that explodes / explodes on contact
mininglaying explosive mines in concealed places to destroy enemy / enemy personnel and equipment

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