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Definition of mine:

  1. A cavity or tunnel made under a fortification or other work, for the purpose of blowing up the superstructure with some explosive agent.
  2. 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.
  3. A subterranean cavity or passage
  4. Any place where ore, metals, or precious stones are got by digging or washing the soil; as, a placer mine.
  5. 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.
  6. Fig.: A rich source of wealth or other good.
  7. See Mien.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. To dig into, for ore or metal.
  11. To form subterraneous tunnel or hole; to form a burrow or lodge in the earth; as, the mining cony.
  12. To get, as metals, out of the earth by digging.


by me, pan, our, quarry, defend, belonging to me, from me, dig, excavate, work, burrow, owned by me, drill, left to me, mine by right, possessed by me.

Usage examples:

  • And mine is Mr. Thorold's.

    - "Daisy in the Field", Elizabeth Wetherell.
  • That is not mine.

    - "The High Calling", Charles M. Sheldon.
  • It isn't mine, you know.

    - "Dora Deane", Mary J. Holmes.