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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
mint julep
▪ The bills were fresh from the mint.
▪ In a small saucepan, melt the butter and add the orange zest and fresh mint, finely chopped.
▪ Decorate with sprigs of fresh mint and serve.
▪ This dish is particularly tasty at the height of summer when fresh mint abounds.
▪ At once the room was filled with the sweet, fresh smell of mint.
▪ Arrange three eggs on each plate and garnish with fresh dill or mint.
▪ Mint - Half a teaspoon of dried or fresh green mint leaves is helpful for nausea, stomach upsets and encourages appetite.
▪ Charvel Model 4, mint condition, with protector case, £375.
▪ Every single volume is in order and neatly tied with string, and most are in mint condition.
▪ Mint Stamps - A full set of stamps for each issue, packaged to arrive in mint condition in a protective folder.
▪ Unused so in mint condition, £195 ono.
▪ Those in mint condition have doubled in value over the last two years to around £50.
▪ Top notes present thrillingly, and Kollo's technique is in mint condition after nearly 25 years.
▪ PENSA-SUHR the ultimate guitar, unique, mint condition, phone for more details.
▪ Avoid vinegary mint sauce and serve a home-made sauce instead.
▪ I made myself a pot of mint tea and sat silently at the living-room table.
▪ I smiled at them, heaped more food on to their plates, poured more mint tea or coffee into their cups.
▪ Some one brought mint tea in a silver pot, on a chased, silver tray.
▪ Wash the spinach, pull off the stalks and chop the leaves. Chop the mint finely.
▪ NatWest also made a mint from the upheaval in the money markets last year.
▪ Exploiting these fears, nuclear blackmailers could make a mint.
▪ Must have made a mint out of the wars.
▪ But it doesn't seem to apply to those already making a mint.
▪ The property dealer, ex-drug baron Robert Clapley, aims to make a mint.
mint/camomile etc tea
▪ And anyway, why have I been sitting here pretending I like camomile tea?
▪ I made myself a pot of mint tea and sat silently at the living-room table.
▪ I smiled at them, heaped more food on to their plates, poured more mint tea or coffee into their cups.
▪ If you have a warm drink, try milk, cocoa or a herbal drink such as camomile tea.
▪ Some one brought mint tea in a silver pot, on a chased, silver tray.
newly/freshly minted
▪ Because she made it look effortless, improvised-newly minted.
▪ But its newly minted dual-containment policy may reckon without the Middle East's rare talent for opportunistic alliances.
▪ Cray liked to hire talented but newly minted engineers.
▪ George W Bush steps freshly minted into that line.
▪ He's a newly minted law school graduate from Long Island.
▪ Some newly minted salesmen and saleswomen have been laid off from other jobs.
▪ The twilight sky was lavender and dark enough that Venus was out, hung above a freshly minted sickle moon.
▪ Two days after the plan was announced, Mr Resende took the newly minted package to creditors in Washington.
▪ But he has finally won a mint.
▪ Children will have the opportunity to create money for the Storyopolis mint.
▪ Eat smaller meals and try soda mints or indigestion tablets.
▪ He helps himself to a mint from a fancy glass bowl on the coffee table.
▪ Pennyroyal, a type of mint, is effective against fleas so attach a few dried pennyroyal leaves to your pet's collar.
▪ Well, pop a mint, our friends, head for the hills, and pick your teeth with a mesquite twig.
▪ Certainly, he had been stopped from minting his own coins.
▪ But sometimes unscrupulous leaders added coins to the money supply by minting new coins that contained less gold and silver.
▪ He minted coins and his patronage of continental missionary activity is a noticeable feature of his reign.
▪ a newly minted engineering graduate
▪ A more perfect ski day had not yet been minted.
▪ But sometimes unscrupulous leaders added coins to the money supply by minting new coins that contained less gold and silver.
▪ He minted coins and his patronage of continental missionary activity is a noticeable feature of his reign.
▪ He minted his own silver pieces, and enjoyed music, thinking, inventing, sailing and restoring old houses.
▪ This indicates that the two denominations were minted in the same part of his reign.
mint/camomile etc tea
▪ And anyway, why have I been sitting here pretending I like camomile tea?
▪ I made myself a pot of mint tea and sat silently at the living-room table.
▪ I smiled at them, heaped more food on to their plates, poured more mint tea or coffee into their cups.
▪ If you have a warm drink, try milk, cocoa or a herbal drink such as camomile tea.
▪ Some one brought mint tea in a silver pot, on a chased, silver tray.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

mint \mint\, a. Like new; in brand-new condition; unworn, as a coin recently made at a mint[1]; as, he had a '53 Cadillac in mint condition.

2. Specifically: (Numismatics) Uncirculated; in the same condition as when it was freshly coined at the mint[1].

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

aromatic herb, Old English minte (8c.), from West Germanic *minta (cognates: Old Saxon minta, Middle Dutch mente, Old High German minza, German Minze), a borrowing from Latin menta, mentha "mint," from Greek minthe, personified as a nymph transformed into an herb by Proserpine, probably a loan-word from a lost Mediterranean language.


place where money is coined, early 15c., from Old English mynet "coin, coinage, money" (8c.), from West Germanic *munita (cognates: Old Saxon munita, Old Frisian menote, Middle Dutch munte, Old High German munizza, German münze), from Latin moneta "mint" (see money). Earlier word for "place where money is coined" was minter (early 12c.). General sense of "a vast sum of money" is from 1650s.


"to stamp metal to make coins," 1540s, from mint (n.2). Related: Minted; minting. Minter "one who stamps coins to create money" is from early 12c.


"perfect" (like a freshly minted coin), 1887 (in mint condition), from mint (n.2).


Etymology 1 n. (context provincial Northern England Scotland English) intent, purpose; an attempt, try; effort, endeavor. vb. 1 (context intransitive provincial Northern England Scotland English) To try, attempt; take aim. 2 (context transitive provincial Northern England Scotland English) To try, attempt, endeavor; to take aim at; to try to hit; to purpose. 3 (context intransitive chiefly Scotland English) To hint; suggest; insinuate. Etymology 2

  1. 1 Of condition, as new. 2 (context numismatics English) In near-perfect condition; uncirculated. 3 (context philately English) unused with original gum; as issued originally. 4 (context UK slang English) Very good. n. 1 A building or institution where money (originally, only coins) is produced under government licence. 2 (context informal English) A large amount of money. A vast sum or amount, etc. 3 (context figurative English) Any place regarded as a source of unlimited supply; the supply itself. v

  2. 1 (context transitive English) To reproduce (coins), usually en masse, under licence. 2 To invent; to forge; to fabricate; to fashion. Etymology 3

    a. Of a green colour, like that of the mint plant. n. 1 Any plant in the genus Mentha in the family Lamiaceae, typically aromatic with square stems. 2 The flavouring of the plant, either a sweet, a jelly or sauce. 3 Any plant in the mint family, Lamiaceae. 4 A green colour, like that of mint. 5 A mint-flavored candy, often eaten to sweeten the smell of the breath.


adj. as if new; "in mint condition" [syn: mint(a)]


v. form by stamping, punching, or printing; "strike coins"; "strike a medal" [syn: coin, strike]

  1. n. (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent; "a batch of letters"; "a deal of trouble"; "a lot of money"; "he made a mint on the stock market"; "it must have cost plenty" [syn: batch, deal, flock, good deal, great deal, hatful, heap, lot, mass, mess, mickle, muckle, peck, pile, plenty, pot, quite a little, raft, sight, slew, spate, stack, tidy sum, wad, whole lot, whole slew]

  2. any north temperate plant of the genus Mentha with aromatic leaves and small mauve flowers

  3. the leaves of a mint plant used fresh or candied

  4. a candy that is flavored with a mint oil [syn: mint candy]

  5. a plant where money is coined by authority of the government

Mint (facility)

A mint is an industrial facility which manufactures coins that can be used in currency.

The history of mints correlates closely with the history of coins. In the beginning, hammered coinage or cast coinage were the chief means of coin minting, with resulting production runs numbering as little as the hundreds or thousands. In modern mints, coin dies are manufactured in large numbers and planchets are made into milled coins by the billions.

With the mass production of currency, the production cost is weighed when minting coins. For example, it costs the United States Mint much less than 25 cents to make a quarter (a 25 cent coin), and the difference in production cost and face value (called seigniorage) helps fund the minting body.

Mint (candy)

A mint is a food item characterized by the presence of mint flavoring or real mint oil, whether it be peppermint oil, spearmint oil, another natural source such as wintergreen, or an artificial flavoring. Sweets made with natural mints are sometimes referred to as peppermints or spearmints.

Although historically consumed as any other type of candy, mints are especially popular worldwide as an after-meal refreshment, since the taste and smell of mint oil and its active components are quite strong and feel clean and cool to the mouth, freshening the breath, as well as soothing the stomach.

Mint (Belgian band)

Mint is a Belgian pop-rock band, which since 1999 released five full-length albums.

Mint (newspaper)

Mint is an Indian daily business newspaper published by HT Media Ltd, a Delhi-based media group which also publishes Hindustan Times. It mostly targets readers who are business executives and policy makers. It is India's first newspaper to be published in the Berliner format. Mint exclusively carries "WSJ" branded editorial content in its pages by virtue of the content sharing partnership between HT Media and Newscorp, which owns the Journal. The current Editor of the newspaper is Sukumar Ranganathan.

Mint (restaurant)

Mint Restaurant was a Michelin star–winning restaurant located in Ranelagh, Dublin in Ireland. It was owned by the controversial celebrity chef Dylan McGrath. The restaurant was featured in the 2008 RTÉ One fly on the wall documentary The Pressure Cooker, a programme which led to much complaint from McGrath's fellow chefs in the Irish media about his alleged mistreatment of his staff. The closure of Mint Restaurant was publicised in the Evening Herald on 23 April 2009.

Mint (software)

Mint is a server-based web analytics tool. It tracks traffic trends, HTTP referrers, and search trends.

MINT (economics)

MINT is an acronym referring to the economies of Mexico, Indonesia, Nigeria, and Turkey. The term was originally coined by Fidelity Investments, a Boston-based asset management firm, and was popularized by Jim O'Neill of Goldman Sachs, who had created the term BRIC. The term is primarily used in the economic and financial spheres as well as in academia. Its usage has grown specially in the investment sector, where it is used to refer to the bonds issued by these governments. These four countries are also part of the " Next Eleven".

Mint (singer)

Goonshipas Peonpaweevorakul (; ; born June 23, 1994), better known in her nickname Mint , also known as Mintty, is a Thai singer based in South Korea. She was a member of the K-pop girl group Tiny-G.

Mint (song)

"Mint" is a song recorded by Japanese recording artist Namie Amuro. It was released on May 18, 2016 in Japan and May 27, 2016 in Taiwan as a CD single, DVD single, and worldwide on May 18 as a digital download by Avex Trax, Avex Taiwan and Amuro's own label Dimension Point. It also served as Amuro's fifth non-album maxi single, after the release of her December 2015 single " Red Carpet", and features the B-side song "Chit Chat". The track was written by Andreas Oberg, Emyli, Maria Marcus, and Tiger, while production was handled by Oberg and Marcus.

Musically, "Mint" is a dance song that incorporates musical elements of contemporary R&B, EDM, and rock music. The lyrical content for both "Mint" and "Chit Chat" includes English and Japanese language. "Mint" received positive reviews from music critics. Some critics commended the production of the track, complimenting the composition and Amuro's vocal performance. The track received attention in the Western world by Entertainment Weekly writer Joey Nolfi, who selected it amongst six other songs as one of his best tracks of Summer 2016.

Commercially, the song performed moderately on the Oricon Singles Chart in Japan, reaching number four. However, it performed better on the Japan Hot 100, reaching number two and was certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ) for digital sales of 100,000 units. An accompanying music video was directed by Naokazu Mitsuishi, which displays Amuro and 30 female back-up dancers in a dark-blue room. To promote the single, it was used as the theme song for the Japanese television drama series Bokuno Yabai Tsuma (translated to My Sick Wife). Alongside this, "Mint" will be included in the setlist for her 2016 Live Style concert tour in Japan.

Usage examples of "mint".

As he turned down West Ninety-ninth Street in the daylight, Stefanovitch noticed that the four-story town house that held Allure was in mint condition.

Here also is my hour-glass to measure the time of my studies justly, and the universal astrolabe new minted by Thomas Hill in Cheapside.

Lady Fatima for the occasion, included a short blouse and pantaloons of emerald silk covered by a barracan of softest mint green edged with gold braiding.

There was a mint at the time of the Conquest, which proves that Bristol must have been already a place of some size, though the fact that the town was a member of the royal manor of Baston shows that its importance was still of recent growth.

He remembered that, for over a year now, they had not had so much as one word of quarreling, not even on the night when she had drunk three mint juleps with their friend George Riot, now worthily enthroned as president of Bonnibel College for Women, Indiana.

In places, such as Mints, where large numbers of bullion assays are regularly made a special form of cupel is used so that not less than six dozen assays may all be cupelled at the same time in a muffle of ordinary size.

Mints and places where bullion assays must be made with the highest attainable accuracy, the surcharge is determined by experiment, and the proper correction is made in the reports on the bullion.

Under normal circumstances she would have reached London and called at Tower Dock in more than enough time for the said bullion to have been minted into English coins before the date of expiry of the said Bills.

That morning the women of the neighborhood had brought from the fields basil, marjoram, mint and yellow marguerites by the armful and had decked the corpse with them.

I keep in health by eating plentifully of herbs sage, rue, tansy, marjoram, southernwood, lemon-balm, mint, fennel and parsley.

Boiled tobacco leaves, menthol cough drops, honey, mint leaves and whiskey.

Everything de la Mery disposed of he traded for gold or silver coin, a commodity of which the Spaniards, with their mines and gubernatorial mints, had a ready supply.

By taking his metal to a mint or a rare-metals station of the Patrol, any miner could get the precise value of any meteor, as shown by detailed analysis.

Alex was the second-most-senior meteorologist, a newly minted American with a loud voice and big white teeth.

Many of the familiar drinks of to-day were unknown to them, but their hard cider, mint julep, metheglin, hot toddy, and lemonade in which the lemon was not at all prominent, sometimes made lively work for the broad-brimmed hats and silver knee-buckles.