Meaning of 'mine' (Webster Dictionary)
- See Mien. - 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. - 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.
- To form subterraneous tunnel or hole; to form a burrow or
lodge in the earth; as, the mining cony.
- A subterranean cavity or passage
- A pit or excavation in the earth, from which metallic
ores, precious stones, coal, or other mineral substances are taken by
digging; -- distinguished from the pits from which stones for
architectural purposes are taken, and which are called quarries.
- A cavity or tunnel made under a fortification or other
work, for the purpose of blowing up the superstructure with some
- Any place where ore, metals, or precious stones are got by
digging or washing the soil; as, a placer mine.
- Fig.: A rich source of wealth or other good. - 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 dig into, for ore or metal.
- To get, as metals, out of the earth by digging.