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mint definition

Overview

This page has 36 definitions of mint with English translations in 5 languages. Mint is a noun, verb, an adjective and conjunction. Examples of how to use mint in a sentence are shown. Also define these 78 related words and terms: coin, vast, sum, money, large, amount, bundle, pile, small fortune, invent, forge, fabricate, fashion, cryptocurrency, crypto, token, mine, condition, new, numismatics, perfect, uncirculated, philately, unused, attractive, beautiful, handsome, plant, Mentha, Lamiaceae, aromatic, square, flavour, candy, breath, green, try, attempt, aim, endeavor, hit, purpose, hint, suggest, insinuate, intent, effort, second person, third person, singular, present tense, indicative mood, minnen, plural, imperative mood, than, -nál, -nél, -tól, -től, as, amint, akár, akárcsak, like, ahogy, ahogyan, -ként, -képp, -képpen, -ul, -ül, mynte, mynt, mynten, minne, mina, and minți.

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English mint definition

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Pronunciation

Etymology 1

From Middle English mynt, münet (money, coin), from Old English mynet (coin), from late Proto-West Germanic *munit, from Latin monēta (place for making coins, coined money), from the temple of Juno Moneta (named for Monēta mother of the Muses), where coins were made. Doublet of money and manat.

The verb is from the noun; Old English mynetian (to mint) is a parallel formation.

Noun

mint (plural mints)

  1. A building or institution where money (originally, only coins) is produced under government licence.
  2. (informal) A vast sum of money; (by extension) a large amount of something.
    Synonyms: (informal) bundle, (slang) pile, (colloquial) small fortune
    That house is worth a mint.
    It must have cost a mint to produce!
    to make a mint
    • Vast definition
      Very large or wide (literally or figuratively). (1 of 3 vast definitions)
  3. (figuratively) Any place regarded as a source of unlimited supply; the supply itself.
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Verb

mint (third-person singular simple present mints, present participle minting, simple past and past participle minted)

  1. (transitive) To reproduce (coins), usually en masse, under licence.
  2. To invent; to forge; to fabricate; to fashion.
    • 1623, Francis Bacon, A Discourse of a War with Spain
      titles [] as may appear to be easily minted
    • Fabricate definition
      To form into a whole by uniting its parts; to construct; to build. (1 of 4 fabricate definitions)
    • Fashion definition
      A current (constantly changing) trend, favored for frivolous rather than practical, logical, or intellectual reasons. (1 of 5 fashion definitions)
  3. (transitive, cryptocurrencies) To create a crypto token.
    Coordinate term: mine
    • 2021 March 11, Scott Reyburn, “JPG File Sells for $69 Million, as ‘NFT Mania’ Gathers Pace”, in The New York Times[1], ISSN 0362-4331:
      Beeple’s collaged JPG was made, or “minted,” in February as a “nonfungible token,” or NFT.
    • Mine definition
      My; belonging to me; that which belongs to me.
      1. Used predicatively. (1 of 5 mine definitions)
Translations

Adjective

mint (not comparable)

  1. (with condition) Like new.
    in mint condition
    • 2021 March 13, Erin Griffith, “From Crypto Art to Trading Cards, Investment Manias Abound”, in The New York Times[2], ISSN 0362-4331:
      Trading card sales have taken off, too. The price of mint condition cards on StockX jumped to an average $775 in January from $280 a year ago.
  2. (numismatics) In near-perfect condition; uncirculated.
  3. (philately) Unused with original gum; as issued originally.
    • Unused definition
      Not used. (1 of 2 unused definitions)
  4. (Britain, slang) Very good.
    • 2014, Holly Hagan, Not Quite a Geordie:
      And my God, what a house it was – it was mint! In all my life I had never set foot in such a beautiful place.
  5. (Britain, slang) Attractive; beautiful; handsome.
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Etymology 2

A mint plant.

From Old English minte (mint plant), from Proto-West Germanic *mintā, from Latin menta, probably from a lost Mediterranean language either through Ancient Greek μίνθη (nthē), μίνθα (míntha) or directly. Akin to Old Norse minta (mint).

Noun

mint (plural mints)

  1. Any plant in the genus Mentha in the family Lamiaceae, typically aromatic with square stems.
    • Plant definition
      An organism that is not an animal, especially an organism capable of photosynthesis. Typically a small or herbaceous organism of this kind, rather than a tree. (1 of 15 plant definitions)
  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.
    mint:  
  5. A mint-flavored candy, often eaten to sweeten the smell of the breath.
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Adjective

mint (not comparable)

  1. Of a green colour, like that of the mint plant.
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Etymology 3

From Middle English minten, from Old English myntan (to mean, intend, purpose, determine, resolve), from Proto-West Germanic *muntijan (to think, consider), from Proto-Indo-European *men-, *mnā- (to think). Cognate with Saterland Frisian mintsje, muntsje (to aim, target), Dutch munten (to aim at, target), German Low German münten (to aim at), German münzen (to aim at), Dutch monter (cheerful, gladsome, spry), Gothic 𐌼𐌿𐌽𐍃 (muns, thought, opinion), Old English munan (to be mindful of, consider, intend). More at mind.

Verb

mint (third-person singular simple present mints, present participle minting, simple past and past participle minted)

  1. (intransitive, provincial, Northern England, Scotland) To try, attempt; take aim.
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  2. (transitive, provincial, Northern England, Scotland) To try, attempt, endeavor; to take aim at; to try to hit; to purpose.
    • Hit definition
      To strike.
      1. To administer a blow to, directly or with a weapon or missile. (1 of 24 hit definitions)
  3. (intransitive, chiefly Scotland) To hint; suggest; insinuate.

Noun

mint (plural mints)

  1. (provincial, Northern England, Scotland) Intent, purpose; an attempt, try; effort, endeavor.
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Dutch mint definition

Pronunciation

Verb

mint

  1. second- and third-person singular present indicative of minnen
    • Second Person definition
      In grammar, the form of a verb used when the subject of a sentence is the audience. In English, the second person is used with the pronouns thou and you. In many languages the singular, applying to one person, and plural, applying to several people, are distinct. (1 of 2 second person definitions)
    • Third Person definition
      The words, word-forms, and grammatical structures, taken collectively, that are normally used of people or things other than the speaker or the audience. (1 of 5 third person definitions)
    • Present Tense definition
      A grammatical tense whose principal function is to locate a situation or event in the present time.
  2. (archaic) plural imperative of minnen
    • Plural definition
      Consisting of or containing more than one of something. (Can we add an example for this sense?) (1 of 2 plural definitions)

Hungarian mint definition

Etymology

Lexicalization of mi (what?) +‎ -n (case suffix) +‎ -t (locative suffix).[1]

Pronunciation

Conjunction

mint

  1. (comparison of things with a quality present at different degrees) than
    A kastély nagyobb, mint a kutyaház.The castle is bigger than the dog-house.
    Synonyms: -nál/-nél, (dialectal) -tól/-től
    • Than definition
      Used in comparisons, to introduce the basis of comparison. (1 of 2 than definitions)
    • -Nál definition
      at. Used to form the adessive case.
    • -Nél definition
      at. Used to form the adessive case.
    • -Tól definition
      used to form the ablative case. from (place) (1 of 3 -tól definitions)
    • -Től definition
      used to form the ablative case. from (place) (1 of 3 -től definitions)
  2. (comparison of things with a quality present at the same degree) as …… as
    Olyan nagy a házam, mint a tiéd.My house is as big as yours.
    Synonyms: amint, (literary) akár, (literary) akárcsak
    • Akárcsak definition
      (the) same as, just like
  3. (comparison of things with some similar quality) like
    Olyan ez a ház, mint egy kastély.This house is like a castle.
    Synonyms: amint, (literary) akár, (literary) akárcsak
  4. (somewhat formal, pointing at a comparable feature at a different instance) as
    Mint mondtam, ő nem tud ma eljönni.As I said, he cannot come today.
    Synonyms: amint, ahogy, ahogyan
    • Ahogyan definition
      as (often paired with úgy or ugyanúgy)
  5. (stating someone's capacity in a situation) as
    János mint zsűritag vett részt az eseményen.János took part in the event as a member of the jury.
    Synonyms: -ként, -képp/-képpen, -ul/-ül
    • -Ként definition
      as a, being a. Used to form the essive sense of the essive-formal case. (1 of 2 -ként definitions)
    • -Ul definition
      form of -il after the vowels O / U and a consonant other than L.
    • -Ül definition
      form of -il after the vowels A / I and a consonant other than L.

Usage notes

In the context of comparison, mint starts a new clause, so a comma is needed before it.

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References

  1. ^ Zaicz, Gábor. Etimológiai szótár: Magyar szavak és toldalékok eredete (’Dictionary of Etymology: The origin of Hungarian words and affixes’). Budapest: Tinta Könyvkiadó, 2006, →ISBN   (See also its second, revised, expanded edition published in 2021: →ISBN)

Further reading

  • (most senses given above): mint in Bárczi, Géza and László Országh: A magyar nyelv értelmező szótára (’The Explanatory Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1959–1962. Fifth ed., 1992: →ISBN
  • (as): mint in Bárczi, Géza and László Országh: A magyar nyelv értelmező szótára (’The Explanatory Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1959–1962. Fifth ed., 1992: →ISBN

Middle English mint definition

Etymology 1

Noun

mint

  1. Alternative form of mynte (mint (plant))
    • Mynte definition
      mint (Mentha)

Etymology 2

Noun

mint

  1. Alternative form of mynt (strike)

Etymology 3

Verb

mint

  1. Alternative form of mynten

Norwegian Bokmål mint definition

Alternative forms

Verb

mint

  1. past participle of minne
    • Minne definition
      singular present subjunctive of minnen

Norwegian Nynorsk mint definition

Verb

mint

  1. past participle of mina
    • Mina definition
      Alternative spelling of myna

Romanian mint definition

Pronunciation

Verb

mint

  1. first-person singular present indicative of minți
    • Minți definition
      to lie (tell an untruth)
  2. third-person singular present indicative of minți
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of minți