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mine2

mine2

pronunciation:
maIn
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a deep hole or area of holes made in the earth. Minerals such as gold, coal, or precious stones are dug out of mines.
Working underground in a mine can be a dangerous job.
similar words:
pit, quarry, shaft, tunnel, well
definition 2: a large supply or good source.
He is a mine of information.
synonyms:
abundance, cornucopia, reservoir, wealth
similar words:
accumulation, fund, hoard, load, reserve, stock, store, treasure, well
definition 3: a kind of bomb hidden in the ground or in water. A mine is set off by putting pressure on it or by lighting its fuse.
similar words:
explosive
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: mined, mines, mining
definition 1: to dig in the earth for minerals such as gold or coal; work in a mine.
He mines in the mountains all day, hoping to strike it rich.
similar words:
burrow, dig, excavate, tunnel
definition 2: to lay bombs under.
The enemy mined the field.
similar words:
bomb, detonate
Word Builder: mine +
  • miner:
    a person who works in a mine.
  • mining:
    the activity of digging in the earth for minerals.
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