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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
a friend of mine/yours/Bill’s etc
▪ A friend of mine is going to Tokyo next week.
a mining community
▪ She was brought up in a small mining community in North Wales.
coal mine
data mining
mine/elevator/ventilation etc shaft
▪ a 300-foot elevator shaft
strip mine
your guess is as good as mine
▪ "When's the next bus coming?" "Your guess is as good as mine."
▪ "Who do you think will win the World Cup?" "Your guess is as good as mine."
▪ A count of women and children at copper mines in 1787 suggests that then women workers may have numbered around 1,500.
▪ Economic unrest Workers at coal and copper mines went on strike during late July, demanding wage rises and improved conditions.
▪ Among the worst culprits, the report says, are copper mines.
▪ Male speaker I worked in a copper mine for nearly three years, 18 hours a day, seven days a week.
▪ The deeper mines filled easily with water but, unlike coal mines, they were safe from roof collapse.
▪ It recommends halving opencast within five years and subsidising deep mines by over £5 per tonne to produce the coal instead of us!
▪ This is only partly because digging and operating deep mines is, in itself, extremely difficult.
▪ The implication of that for Nottinghamshire's deep mines is catastrophic.
▪ Here the National Coal Board is investing Government money to sink new deep mines, each costing about £50 million.
▪ The move could see the company operating golf courses and industrial estates along with deep and opencast mines.
▪ Ffoss Las is the deepest opencast mine going to a depth of 650 feet.
▪ Her experience, I reasoned, would have been so different from mine.
▪ And his family was very different from mine.
▪ His thought processes are entirely different from mine.
▪ MotherRisk's view is different from mine.
▪ I stipulated that it had to be different from mine.
▪ Their lives were very different from mine.
▪ We'd found a gold mine.
▪ A gold mine may be coming into Lincoln one day.
▪ Security Man in the gold mines.
▪ And ultimately, that could be its real gold mine.
▪ It is even possible to sow plants on gold mines to reap their treasure.
▪ Behind him is the abyss, the gaping cavern of the gold mine, down and down into the earth.
▪ Six months were spent in a gold mine as a geological assistant.
▪ It would be so easy to believe that the Raiders had finally tunneled through, finding their own gold mine of talent.
▪ Authorities encourage large pit-mines, pointing to the employment they create.
▪ The world price for tin is high and so companies have been opening new larger mines in Cornwall.
▪ Broken Hill has a large new platinum mine there.
▪ In a 1952 revolution they overthrew a military regime and won nationalization of the large mines under workers' co-management.
▪ Why are the new large mines much deeper?
▪ Some old mine buildings in the distance, some gravel pits.
▪ Exploring old mines and ghost towns.
▪ Some environmentalists have expressed concern that using old mines as waste dumps could be both dangerous and expensive.
▪ After examining the wreck, we continue along the faint remains of the old mine road, just west of Mescal Peak.
▪ This small working is another of these old mines which was dug open and entered by the writer years ago.
▪ We follow the old mine road back to the truck.
▪ Deeper still nameless horrors crawled into the old Dwarf mines and settled in the long-abandoned depths.
▪ Many of the hillsides are honeycombed with old mine tunnels.
▪ These are by Platzer of 1759 and serve as a reminder of the wealth of the silver mines in Bohemia and Silesia.
▪ I walked on that box for three months till I got work in a silver mine.
▪ The Montagne is dotted with small lignite mines, many deserted, which have traditionally supplied the Champagne grower.
▪ APCs were vulnerable to smaller mines, and trucks or jeeps were obviously in even more danger.
▪ Undoubtedly this is the small mine up in the head of Red Dell.
▪ It was interested in taking over a small mine called Wheal Concord but pulled out because financial prospects were poor.
▪ Local producers can, depending on transportation costs, more readily locate refining and smelting units near small mines.
▪ Within 2 days of the start, an explosion had wrecked a drilling machine at a small non-union mine.
▪ I worked in the coal mines for three years to obtain my colliery manager's certificate.
▪ The cars are usually air-conditioned, but the platforms are as comfy as coal mines.
▪ The cleft stick plight which is his current political position is displayed most vividly over Mr Heseltine's coal mine dilemma.
▪ Instead you want to work in the coal mines with the rest of them.
▪ Other co-products include calcium chloride, with applications ranging from the oil and chemical industries to dust-laying in coal mines.
▪ These tough animals, who live on the moors year round, were once used extensively in the coal mines.
▪ The deeper mines filled easily with water but, unlike coal mines, they were safe from roof collapse.
▪ We'd been providing cover for the convoy, when a vehicle went over a land mine.
▪ The story deals with the aftermath of warfare, particularly the devastation wreaked by land mines.
▪ To deplore children being crippled by land mines is not really at the pinnacle of human courage, is it?
▪ Rifle grenades, land mines, dynamite, antitank guns, mortar shells.
▪ Ferric had land mines stacked in his kitchen.
▪ The driver let the blade down and detonated a land mine.
▪ Only the simpler, uglier land mine has shed more blood.
▪ He was in a lead mine when the bomb went off, and escaped damage.
▪ The remains of eighteenth-century lead mines on the Pennines are preserved.
▪ Old lead mines in the Pennine Hills were being closed.
▪ Better than the lead mines of Yakutsia.
▪ Miners saw their employers, the mine owners, as wicked and morally corrupt.
▪ Fortunes were made by some mine owners and millions of pounds'-worth of lead was taken.
▪ He invented the Cornish engine, a beam engine of Brobdingnagian proportions used mainly for pumping water out of tin mines.
▪ Why were most of the tin mines in Cornwall closed earlier this century?
▪ The expanding copper and tin mines of west Cornwall depended on mule trains until the second quarter of the nineteenth century.
▪ Producing tin mine with co-product zinc and by-product copper and silver.
▪ In the late nineteenth century a succession of small lines had been built to connect the Malayan tin mines to the coast.
▪ At one time there were 400 tin mines in Cornwall alone.
▪ Yeb's big hand closes around mine, and we wait in strangled silence to be delivered.
▪ Even before they closed the mine we knew that once they retired my husband we'd have to move.
▪ I suppose once we didn't need the coal so badly they closed the mine down, then the railway.
▪ I felt their arms on my shoulders and their ripe, expectant, human faces very close to mine.
▪ They lay mine fields or clear them up, provide demolitions and surprisingly provide the water source for units in action.
▪ After the men were down, soldiers from each position would lay out claymore mines.
▪ We were taught about hand grenades and explosives, and how to set ambushes and lay mines in the most effective pattern.
▪ There were also ten 21-inch torpedo tubes, and it possessed the ability to lay up to 240 mines.
▪ I worked in the coal mines for three years to obtain my colliery manager's certificate.
▪ And from Sonoma men rode or walked north to work the mines of the southern Sierra.
▪ The interrogators were quietly sacked and sent to work in the coal mines.
▪ The guys who work the Rosemont mine will just be the guys who move over from the Mission unit.
▪ For the next ten years he travelled the world, visiting and working in mines and quarries in every continent.
▪ He and some friends were working the mine, digging out turquoise.
▪ John Blackwall now reappears, five years after first expressing his interest in working Sir Daniel's mines.
▪ Ainslie spent at least five years working in mines before becoming a federal inspector about 13 years ago, Hansen said.
▪ an old gold mine
▪ Before World War I more than a million workers labored in the coal mines of Great Britain.
▪ But Wheal Jane, Cornwall's biggest mine, has announced that it wants to extend its workings.
▪ Deliberately he walked into the minefield, triggering off every mine and thus absorbing in his own body the entire explosion.
▪ He was scarcely out of school before he had patented a rock-boring machine for coal mines.
▪ In it are the different specimens of salt which are found in the mine, some of the red and white crystals.
▪ Nothing has yet happened in the mines.
▪ The barrier between the mines could be tunnelled through and an escape route created.
▪ The world price for tin is high and so companies have been opening new larger mines in Cornwall.
▪ For centuries small amounts of coal had been mined from shallow pits.
▪ Poor, ignorant people in coal mines and steel mills?
▪ Later they changed to steam power, using the coal which was mined locally.
▪ There is something about coal mining that seems to brutalize a place.
▪ In Britain in 1690 three million tons of coal were mined.
▪ Much of the coal mined, however, may have been consumed domestically, or used for iron-smelting or lime-burning.
▪ Turquoise, originally considered a mere by-product of copper mining, was vigorously promoted by Waddell's father, B.C.
▪ Salt Lake City decided in the 1970s to add high-technology development to its copper mining based economy.
▪ Endless pollution from deep within a mountain side Iron Mountain is riddled with abandoned copper mines.
▪ They mine the copper in the mining districts and they direct the trading stations...
▪ The growth of data mining has led many to worry about invasions of privacy by overzealous marketers.
▪ The file contained a gold mine.
▪ The two cleanly scrubbed grunts had made a final discovery: land mines last and last.
▪ Every 22 minutes a man, woman or child is killed or maimed by a land mine.
▪ Her stance on the question of land mines has been apolitical throughout.
▪ There are an estimated 100 million land mines in 60 countries.
▪ Lead has been mined in this area for hundreds of years.
▪ Most of the new settlers came here to mine for gold.
▪ Simon mines his childhood experiences for his plays.
▪ The border is heavily mined.
▪ The church was built by Don Jose de la Borda, who made his fortune mining silver.
▪ The Chechen rebels can still mount hit-and-run attacks, mining roads and ambushing convoys.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Mine \Mine\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Mined; p. pr. & vb. n. Mining.]

  1. 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.

    They mined the walls.

    Too lazy to cut down these immense trees, the spoilers . . . had mined them, and placed a quantity of gunpowder in the cavity.
    --Sir W. Scott.

  2. To dig into, for ore or metal.

    Lead veins have been traced . . . but they have not been mined.

  3. To get, as metals, out of the earth by digging.

    The principal ore mined there is the bituminous cinnabar.


Mine \Mine\ (m[=e]n), n. [F.] See Mien. [Obs.]


Mine \Mine\ (m[imac]n), pron. & a. [OE. min, fr. AS. m[=i]n; akin to D. mijn, OS., OFries., & OHG. m[=i]n, G. mein, Sw. & Dan. min, Icel. minn, Goth. meins my, mine, meina of me, and E. me. [root]187. See Me, and cf. My.] 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.

I kept myself from mine iniquity.
--Ps. xviii. 23.

Note: Mine is often used absolutely, the thing possessed being understood; as, his son is in the army, mine in the navy.

When a man deceives me once, says the Italian proverb, it is his fault; when twice, it is mine.
--Bp. Horne.

This title honors me and mine.

She shall have me and mine.


Mine \Mine\, v. i. [F. miner, L. minare to drive animals, in LL. also, to lead, conduct, dig a mine (cf. E. lode, and lead to conduct), akin to L. minari to threaten; cf. Sp. mina mine, conduit, subterraneous canal, a spring or source of water, It. mina. See Menace, and cf. Mien.]

  1. 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.

  2. To form subterraneous tunnel or hole; to form a burrow or lodge in the earth; as, the mining cony.


Mine \Mine\, n. [F., fr. LL. mina. See Mine, v. i.]

  1. A subterranean cavity or passage; especially:

    1. 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.

    2. (Mil.) A cavity or tunnel made under a fortification or other work, for the purpose of blowing up the superstructure with some explosive agent.

  2. Any place where ore, metals, or precious stones are got by digging or washing the soil; as, a placer mine.

  3. (Fig.): A rich source of wealth or other good.

  4. (Mil.) An explosive device placed concealed in a location, on land or at sea, where an enemy vehicle or enemy personnel may pass through, having a triggering mechanism which detects people or vehicles, and which will explode and kill or maim personnel or destroy or damage vehicles. A mine placed at sea (formerly called a torpedo, see torpedo[2]

    1. ) is also called an marine mine and underwater mine and sometimes called a floating mine, even though it may be anchored to the floor of the sea and not actually float freely. A mine placed on land (formerly called a torpedo, see torpedo[3]), usually buried, is called a land mine.

      Mine dial, a form of magnetic compass used by miners.

      Mine pig, pig iron made wholly from ore; in distinction from cinder pig, which is made from ore mixed with forge or mill cinder.

      gold mine (a) a mine where gold is obtained.

    2. (Fig.) a rich source of wealth or other good; same as Mine 3.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

Old English min "mine, my," (pronoun and adjective), from Proto-Germanic *minaz (cognates: Old Frisian, Old Saxon Old High German min, Middle Dutch, Dutch mijn, German mein, Old Norse minn, Gothic meins "my, mine"), from the base of me. Superseded as adjective beginning 13c. by my.


"pit or tunnel in the earth for obtaining metals and minerals," c.1300, from Old French mine "vein, lode; tunnel, shaft; mineral ore; mine" (for coal, tin, etc,), of uncertain origin, probably from a Celtic source (compare Welsh mwyn, Irish mein "ore, mine"), from Old Celtic *meini-. Italy and Greece were relatively poor in minerals, thus they did not contribute a word for this to English, but there was extensive mining from an early date in Celtic lands (Cornwall, etc.). From c.1400 as "a tunnel under fortifications to overthrow them."


"lay explosives," 1620s, in reference to old tactic of tunneling under enemy fortifications to blow them up; a specialized sense of mine (v.1) via a sense of "dig under foundations to undermine them" (late 14c.), and miner in this sense is attested from late 13c. Related: Mined; mining.


to dig, c.1300, "to tunnel under fortifications to overthrow them," from mine (n.1) or from Old French miner "to dig, mine; exterminate." From mid-14c. as "to dig in the earth" (for treasure, etc.). Figurative use from mid-14c. Related: Mined; mining.


explosive device, by 1850, from mine (v.2).


Etymology 1 pron. 1 my; belonging to me; that which belongs to me. 2 # (non-gloss definition Used predicatively. English) 3 # (non-gloss definition Used substantively, with an implied noun. English) 4 # (non-gloss definition Used absolutely, set off from the sentence. English) 5 # (context archaic English) (non-gloss definition Used attributively after the noun it modifies. English) 6 # (context archaic English) (non-gloss definition Used attributively before a vowel. English) Etymology 2

n. 1 An excavation from which ore or solid minerals are taken, especially one consisting of underground tunnels. 2 (context military English) A passage dug toward or underneath enemy lines, which is then packed with explosives. 3 (context military English) A device intended to explode when stepped upon or touched, or when approached by a ship, vehicle, or person. 4 (context pyrotechnics English) A type of firework that explodes on the ground, shooting sparks upward. 5 (context entomology English) The cavity made by a caterpillar while feeding inside a leaf. vb. 1 (context ambitransitive English) To remove (ore) from the ground. 2 To dig into, for ore or metal. 3 (context transitive English) To sow mines (the explosive devices) in (an area). 4 (context transitive English) To damage (a vehicle or ship) with a mine (an explosive device). 5 (context intransitive English) To dig a tunnel or hole; to burrow in the earth. 6 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. Etymology 3

n. (alternative form of mien English)

  1. n. excavation in the earth from which ores and minerals are extracted

  2. explosive device that explodes on contact; designed to destroy vehicles or ships or to kill or maim personnel

  1. v. get from the earth by excavation; "mine ores and metals"

  2. lay mines; "The Vietnamese mined Cambodia"


The MinE protein is one of three proteins of the Min system encoded by the minB operon required to generate pole to pole oscillations prior to bacterial cell division as a means of specifying the midzone of the cell, as seen in E.coli.

Mine (novel)

Mine is a novel written by American author Robert R. McCammon. It won the 1990 Bram Stoker Award for Best Novel.

Mine (Dolly Parton album)

Mine is a 1973 compilation album by singer-songwriter Dolly Parton, issued by RCA's budget compilation division, RCA Camden. As was the case with Parton's 1972 RCA Camden compilation, Just the Way I Am, the album was an attempt by RCA to capitalize on Parton's early 1970s chart success by reissuing some of her lesser known material (in this case, tracks recorded between 1969 and 1970) as a budget release, for newer fans who might not have purchased her earlier albums. The majority of tracks on Mine had first appeared on Parton's 1970 album,'' The Fairest of Them All.''

RCA Camden would release two additional Parton compilations: '' I Wish I Felt This Way at Home'' (1975) and Just Because I'm a Woman (not to be confused with Parton's 1968 debut solo album for RCA of the same name) (1976); all four RCA Camden reissues would later be rereleased on the Pickwick label during the late 1970s.

Mine (Taylor Swift song)

"Mine" is a song written and performed by American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift. Produced by Swift along with Nathan Chapman, it was released as the lead single from Swift's third studio album, Speak Now (2010) by Big Machine Records. Following an unauthorized internet leak, the song was released on August 5, 2010, two weeks earlier than the intended release date. Swift was inspired to write "Mine" after reflecting on one of her unnamed crushes and explained that the song is about her tendency to run from love. The song contains elements of power-pop and its lyrics speak of the ups and downs of a young love.

Critical reception for "Mine" was mostly positive. Swift was praised for her ability to show a mature perspective on love, although some critics called the song "formulaic" for resonating her earlier works, notably " Love Story". The song was commercially successful, as well; it became a top ten hit in Australia, Canada and Japan. The single was certified gold by the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). In the United States, the song entered the Billboard Hot 100 at number three, making Swift the second female artist in the history of the Hot 100 to debut multiple tracks in the top five during a calendar year after Mariah Carey did so in 1995.

The song's accompanying music video was directed by Roman White. The video chronicles the romantic relationship between Swift and her love interest played by British actor Toby Hemingway which ends with a marriage. The music video was met with great appraise from contemporary critics who deemed it as "rather sweet," and "heartwarming." The song was performed live at numerous venues to promote Speak Now. The music video received the coveted Video of the Year Award in the CMT Music Awards 2011.

The song was featured on an episode of Glee titled " The Break Up" sung by Naya Rivera ( Santana Lopez) and was also covered by Maroon 5.

Mine (Li Yuchun album)

Mine is the second studio album of Chinese singer Li Yuchun, released on November 2, 2007 by Taihe Rye Music.

Mine (film)

Mine is a 1985 Turkish drama film directed by Atıf Yılmaz. It was entered into the 14th Moscow International Film Festival.

Mine (Taproot song)

"Mine" is the second and final single from Taproot's second studio album Welcome. Along with "Poem", the song is one of the band's most successful singles. A music video was released for the song and was directed by System of a Down bassist Shavo Odadjian.

Mine (Phoebe Ryan EP)

Mine is the debut extended play (EP) by American singer Phoebe Ryan, released on June 9, 2015 by Columbia Records. The album contains two previously released songs, "Mine" and "Dead". Also included was the first song she released as an artist, "Ignition/Do You", a mashup of R. Kelly's " Ignition" and Miguel's " Do You...".

Mine (Beyoncé song)

"Mine" is a song by American recording artist Beyoncé featuring Canadian rapper Drake. The song was written by Noah "40" Shebib, Drake, Beyoncé, Majid Jordan, Sidney "Omen" Brown and Key Wane, with production by Shebib, Jordan, Brown and Beyoncé for the latter's self-titled fifth studio album Beyoncé (2013). "Mine" is a futuristic R&B song, that contains Trap elements, African beats with muted modern hip-hop". Lyrically, Beyoncé reveals her everyday doubts regarding marriage and motherhood.

"Mine" received critical acclaim from music critics, who praised the song's production, Beyoncé's vocal performance and the song's breakdown. However, Drake's contributions were generally panned by critics. Following the release of the album, "Mine" charted in multiple regions, making appearances on the US Billboard Hot 100 and UK charts.

MINE (chemotherapy)

MINE in the context of chemotherapy is an acronym for one of the chemotherapy regimens used for treatment of relapsed or refractory aggressive non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and Hodgkin lymphoma as well.

Today this regimen is often combined with monoclonal antibody rituximab. In this case the regimen is called R-MINE or MINE-R.

The [R]-MINE regimen consists of:

  1. (R)ituximab - anti-CD20 monoclonal antibody that can kill both normal CD20-expressing B cells and malignant ones;
  2. (M)esna to prevent the development of hemorrhagic cystitis which may otherwise result from ifosfamide administration;
  3. (I)fosfamide - an alkylating antineoplastic agent from oxazafosforine group;
  4. (N)ovantrone - a synthetic antracycline analogue (antraquinone) that is able to intercalate DNA and thus prevent cell division ( mitosis);
  5. (E)toposide - a topoisomerase inhibitor.

Usage examples of "mine".

End, I will lead you over this green plain, and then go back home to mine hermitage, and abide there till ye come to me, or I die.

And when I asked him how an abo could possibly have known what copper looked like in the ground, he said the man had been employed at one of the mines near Nullagine.

Once was I taken of the foemen in the town where I abode when my lord was away from me, and a huge slaughter of innocent folk was made, and I was cast into prison and chains, after I had seen my son that I had borne to my lord slain before mine eyes.

With faith and trust almost divine, These same blue eyes, abrim with tears, Through depths of love look into mine.

Mellis false-flags Banish with his bullshit mine story if there was a claymore mine on this mountain, it would be command-detonated and Abies would have lit it off with the rest of his fireworks then leads him up to the gun site and fucking drops him cold.

After breakfast I sent for mine host and ordered an excellent supper for five persons, feeling certain that Don Sancio, whom I expected in the evening, would not refuse to honour me by accepting my invitation, and with that idea I made up my mind to go without my dinner.

Tronchin would provide could not possibly be as comfortable and as safe as mine, and I entreated her to take it, assuring her that by accepting it she would give me a last proof of her affection.

Contenting themselves, for the most part, with the milder chastisements of imprisonment, exile, or slavery in the mines, they left the unhappy victims of their justice some reason to hope, that a prosperous event, the accession, the marriage, or the triumph of an emperor, might speedily restore them, by a general pardon, to their former state.

Then I suffered a vision of Acer Laidlaw piloting Eightball back to Roderick Station with a hold full of atoms that had once been mine, and gritted my teeth so hard I cracked a filling.

They soon made introductions and Acies explained to the elf why they were in the mines.

The valley wanted to get everything to market in one generation, indifferent to the fate of those who should come after-the passes through the mountains being choked by cars carrying to the coasts crops from increasing acreage of declining productivity or the products of swiftly disappearing forests or the output of mines that must soon be exhausted.

Such eyes adazzle dancing with mine, such nimble and discreet ankles, such gimp English middles, and such a gay delight in the mere grace of the lilting and tripping beneath rafters ringing loud with thunder, that Pan himself might skip across a hundred furrows for sheer envy to witness.

Peslar Square, and you could convince an adjudicator that your charge was reasonable, the adjudicator could order your alibi archive or mine unlocked for the time span in question, which would prove that I am innocent.

In the volume referred to, it was also related how Peter Bell, an old hermit, had been discovered by means of the Prescott aeroplane, and restored to his brother, a wealthy mining magnate.

Notably so, when in a neck-to-neck dash with an express train, the aeroplane won out in a race to file the location papers of the mine at Monument Rocks.