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min·ing

 (mī′nĭng)
n.
1. The process or business of extracting ore or minerals from the ground.
2.
a. The process of digging under an enemy emplacement or fortification to destroy it by explosives, cause it to collapse, or gain access to it for an attack.
b. The process of laying explosive mines.

mining

(ˈmaɪnɪŋ)
n
1. (Mining & Quarrying) the act, process, or industry of extracting coal, ores, etc, from the earth
2. (Military) military the process of laying mines

min•ing

(ˈmaɪ nɪŋ)

n.
the act, process, or industry of extracting mineral substances from mines.
[1770–80]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mining - the act of extracting ores or coal etc from the earthmining - the act of extracting ores or coal etc from the earth
production - (economics) manufacturing or mining or growing something (usually in large quantities) for sale; "he introduced more efficient methods of production"
placer mining - mining valuable minerals from a placer by washing or dredging
opencast mining, strip mining - the mining of ore or coal from an open mine
bore-hole, drill hole, bore - a hole or passage made by a drill; usually made for exploratory purposes
heading, drift, gallery - a horizontal (or nearly horizontal) passageway in a mine; "they dug a drift parallel with the vein"
fathom, fthm - (mining) a unit of volume (equal to 6 cubic feet) used in measuring bodies of ore
rag - break into lumps before sorting; "rag ore"
hush - run water over the ground to erode (soil), revealing the underlying strata and valuable minerals
hush - wash by removing particles; "Wash ores"
mine - get from the earth by excavation; "mine ores and metals"
strip mine, surface mine, surface-mine - extract (ore) from a strip-mine
drive - excavate horizontally; "drive a tunnel"
extract - separate (a metal) from an ore
2.mining - laying explosive mines in concealed places to destroy enemy personnel and equipmentmining - laying explosive mines in concealed places to destroy enemy personnel and equipment
defense, defensive measure, defence - (military) military action or resources protecting a country against potential enemies; "they died in the defense of Stalingrad"; "they were developed for the defense program"
Translations
تَعْدِينُتَعْدين، إسْتِخراج المعادِن
dolováníhornictví
minedrift
kaivostyölouhia
rudarstvo
bányaiparbányászat
námugröftur
鉱業
채광
baníctvo
gruvdrift
การทำเหมือง
ngành mỏ

mining

[ˈmaɪnɪŋ]
A. N
1.minería f, explotación f de minas
2. (Mil, Naut) → minado m
B. CPD mining engineer Ningeniero/a m/f de minas
mining industry Nindustria f minera
mining town Npoblación f minera

mining

[ˈmaɪnɪŋ]
adj
[industry, company] → minier/ière
[village, town] → minier/ière
a small mining town → une petite ville minière mining engineermining engineer ningénieur m/f des mines

mining

n
(Min) → Bergbau m; (= work at the face)Arbeit fim Bergwerk
(Mil) (of area)Verminen nt; (of ship)Befestigung feiner Mine (→ of an +dat); (= blowing-up)Sprengung f(mit einer Mine)

mining

:
mining area
nBergbaugebiet nt, → Revier nt
mining disaster
mining engineer
nBerg(bau)ingenieur(in) m(f)
mining industry
nBergbau m
mining town
nBergarbeiterstadt f

mining

[ˈmaɪnɪŋ]
1. n
b. (Mil, Naut) → posa di mine
2. adj (industry, engineer, area) → minerario/a; (community, family) → di minatori

mine2

(main) noun
1. a place (usually underground) from which metals, coal, salt etc are dug. a coalmine; My father worked in the mines.
2. a type of bomb used underwater or placed just beneath the surface of the ground. The ship has been blown up by a mine.
verb
1. to dig (for metals etc) in a mine. Coal is mined near here.
2. to place explosive mines in. They've mined the mouth of the river.
3. to blow up with mines. His ship was mined.
ˈminer noun
a person who works in a mine, in Britain usually a coalminer.
ˈmining noun
ˈminefield noun
an area of ground or water which is full of explosive mines.

mining

تَعْدِينُ dolování minedrift Bergbau εξόρυξη minería kaivostyö exploitation minière rudarstvo industria mineraria 鉱業 채광 mijnbouw gruvedrift górnictwo mineração горная промышленность gruvdrift การทำเหมือง madencilik ngành mỏ 矿业
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Conspicuous among the dusty passengers, the two pretty and youthful faces of the daughters of Philip Carr, mining superintendent and engineer, looked from the windows with no little anxiety towards their future home in the straggling settlement below, that occasionally came in view at the turns of the long zigzagging road.
They had formerly been worked as savages always work mines -- holes grubbed in the earth and the mineral brought up in sacks of hide by hand, at the rate of a ton a day; but I had begun to put the mining on a scientific basis as early as I could.
While the captain was casting the net over his visitor at North Shingles, the housekeeper was steadily mining the ground under his feet.
First, she lost in the mining way, and then she lost in the diving way - fishing up treasure, or some such Tom Tiddler nonsense,' explained my aunt, rubbing her nose; 'and then she lost in the mining way again, and, last of all, to set the thing entirely to rights, she lost in the banking way.
I have railway shares, mining shares, building shares, bank shares, and stock of most kinds; and a great trouble they are to me.
Powell, who was a mining engineer by education, stated that we had uncovered over a million dollars worth of ore in a trifle over three months.
In fact, four men such as they were--four men devoted to one another, from their purses to their lives; four men always supporting one another, never yielding, executing singly or together the resolutions formed in common; four arms threatening the four cardinal points, or turning toward a single point--must inevitably, either subterraneously, in open day, by mining, in the trench, by cunning, or by force, open themselves a way toward the object they wished to attain, however well it might be defended, or however distant it may seem.
I took the wall you are mining for the outer wall of the fortress.
The doctor, whose cook was not satisfactory, the curate, who kept no cook, and the mining agent, who was a great bon vivant, even began to rely on Freely for the greater part of their dinner, when they wished to give an entertainment of some brilliancy.
To this negative view he added a positive one, derived from a recent connexion with mining speculations; namely, that a scientific education was the really useful training for a younger son.
With hut-tax, traders' game and mining licenses, not more than fourteen thousand rupees; every penny of it ear-marked months ahead.
Railroads, he explained gravely, interested him as little as lumber, real estate, or mining.