Cutaway view of an anti-tank landmine



  • That which belongs to me.



  • To remove (ore) from the ground.
  • To dig into, for ore or metal.
  • To sow mines (the explosive devices) in (an area).
  • To damage (a vehicle or ship) with a mine (an explosive device).
  • To dig a tunnel or hole; to burrow in the earth.
  • To dig away, or otherwise remove, the substratum or foundation of; to lay a mine under; to sap; to undermine.
  • To ruin or destroy by slow degrees or secret means.
  • To pick one's nose.
  • To earn new units of cryptocurrency by doing certain calculations.


  • From Middle English min, myn, from Old English mīn, from Proto-Germanic *mīnaz, from Proto-Indo-European *méynos. Cognate with Saterland Frisian mien, West Frisian myn, Dutch mijn, Low German mien, German mein, Danish, Swedish and Norwegian min, Icelandic mín.
  • From Middle English, from Old French mine, from Late Latin mina, from Gaulish (compare to Welsh mwyn, Irish mianach ("ore")), from Proto-Celtic *mēnis ("ore, metal").
  • Borrowed from French mine.

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