HyperDic: mining

English > 2 senses of the word mining:
NOUNactmining, excavationthe act of extracting ores or coal etc from the earth
actmining, minelayinglaying explosive mines in concealed places to destroy enemy / enemy personnel and equipment
mining > pronunciation
Soundsmay'nihng
Rhymesabducting ... zoning: 2044 rhymes with ihng...
English > mining: 2 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningThe act of extracting ores or coal etc from the earth.
Synonymexcavation
Category ofbore, bore-hole, drill holeA hole or passage made by a drill
drift, heading, galleryA horizontal (or nearly horizontal) passageway in a mine
driveExcavate horizontally
extractseparate (a metal) from an ore
fathom, fthm(mining) a unit of volume (equal to 6 cubic feet) used in measuring bodies of ore
hushRun water over the ground to erode (soil) , revealing the underlying strata and valuable minerals
hushwash by removing particles
mineGet from the earth by excavation
opencast, opencut(of mines and mining) worked from the exposed surface
ragbreak into lumps before sorting
strip mine, surface mine, surface-mineextract (ore) from a strip-mine
Narrowerplacer miningmining valuable minerals from a placer by washing or dredging
strip mining, opencast miningThe mining of ore or coal from an open mine
Broaderproduction(economics) manufacturing or mining or growing something (usually in large quantities) for sale
Spanishexcavación, explotación minera, extracción, minería
Catalanexcavació, explotació minera, extracció
Verbsmineget from the earth by excavation
English > mining: 2 senses > noun 2, act
Meaninglaying explosive mines in concealed places to destroy enemy / enemy personnel and equipment.
Synonymminelaying
Broaderdefense, defence, defensive measure(military) military action or resources protecting a country against potential enemies / enemies
Spanishminado
Catalanmineria
Verbsminelay mines

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