My; belonging to me; that which belongs to me.
“The house itself is mine, but the land is not.”
Used substantively, with an implied noun.
“Mine has been a long journey.”
Used absolutely, set off from the sentence.
“Mine for only a week so far, it already feels like an old friend.”
Used attributively after the noun it modifies.
An excavation from which ore or solid minerals are taken, especially one consisting of underground tunnels.
“This diamond comes from a mine in South Africa.”
“He came out of the coal mine with a face covered in black.”
“Most coal and ore comes from open-pit mines nowadays.”
Any source of wealth or resources.
“She’s a mine of information.”
A passage dug toward or underneath enemy lines, which is then packed with explosives.
A device intended to explode when stepped upon or touched, or when approached by a ship, vehicle, or person.
“His left leg was blown off after he stepped on a mine.”
“The warship was destroyed by floating mines.”
A type of firework that explodes on the ground, shooting sparks upward.
The cavity made by a caterpillar while feeding inside a leaf.
A machine used to extract units of a cryptocurrency.
alternative form of mien
To remove (ore) from the ground.
“Crater of Diamonds State Park is the only place in the world where visitors can mine their own diamonds.”
To dig into, for ore or metal.
To sow mines (the explosive devices) in (an area).
“We had to slow our advance after the enemy mined the road ahead of us.”
To damage (a vehicle or ship) with a mine (an explosive device).
To dig a tunnel or hole; to burrow in the earth.
“the mining cony”
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.
To pick one’s nose.
To earn new units of cryptocurrency by doing certain calculations.
First-person singular possessive determiner. See Appendix:Possessive#English.
Belonging to me.
“I can’t find my book.”
Associated with me.
“My seat at the restaurant was uncomfortable.”
“Don’t you know my name?”
“I recognised him because he had attended my school.”
Related to me.
“My parents won’t let me go out tonight.”
Used to express surprise, shock or amazement.
“My, what big teeth you have!”