Associations to the word «Mines»

Pictures for the word «Mines»

Wiktionary

MINE, pronoun. My; belonging to me; that which belongs to me.
MINE, pronoun. Used predicatively.
MINE, pronoun. Used substantively, with an implied noun.
MINE, pronoun. Used absolutely, set off from the sentence.
MINE, pronoun. (archaic) Used attributively after the noun it modifies.
MINE, pronoun. (archaic) Used attributively before a vowel.
MINE, noun. An excavation from which ore or solid minerals are taken, especially one consisting of underground tunnels.
MINE, noun. (military) A passage dug toward or underneath enemy lines, which is then packed with explosives.
MINE, noun. (military) A device intended to explode when stepped upon or touched, or when approached by a ship, vehicle, or person.
MINE, noun. (pyrotechnics) A type of firework that explodes on the ground, shooting sparks upward.
MINE, noun. (entomology) The cavity made by a caterpillar while feeding inside a leaf.
MINE, verb. (ambitransitive) To remove (ore) from the ground.
MINE, verb. To dig into, for ore or metal.
MINE, verb. (transitive) To sow mines (the explosive devices) in (an area).
MINE, verb. (transitive) To damage (a vehicle or ship) with a mine (an explosive device).
MINE, verb. (intransitive) To dig a tunnel or hole; to burrow in the earth.
MINE, verb. 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.
MINE, noun. Alternative form of mien
MINE, pronoun. Alternative letter-case form of mine often used when speaking as God or another important figure who is understood from context.
MINE ARSE ON A BANDBOX, noun. (idiomatic) (archaic) (slang) An answer to the offer of anything inadequate to the purpose for which it is offered, suggesting that it is like a bandbox for a seat.

Dictionary definition

MINE, noun. Excavation in the earth from which ores and minerals are extracted.
MINE, noun. Explosive device that explodes on contact; designed to destroy vehicles or ships or to kill or maim personnel.
MINE, verb. Get from the earth by excavation; "mine ores and metals".
MINE, verb. Lay mines; "The Vietnamese mined Cambodia".

Wise words

A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery