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mint 1

 (mĭnt)
n.
1. A place where the coins of a country are manufactured by authority of the government.
2. A place or source of manufacture or invention.
3. An abundant amount, especially of money.
tr.v. mint·ed, mint·ing, mints
1. To produce (money) by stamping metal; coin.
2. To invent or fabricate: a phrase that was minted for one occasion.
adj.
Undamaged as if freshly minted: The painting was in mint condition.

[Middle English, from Old English mynet, coin, from Latin monēta; see money.]

mint′er n.

mint 2

 (mĭnt)
n.
1. A member of the mint family.
2.
a. Any of various rhizomatous plants of the genus Mentha of the mint family, characteristically having nearly regular white or purple flowers. Some species are cultivated for their aromatic oil and foliage.
b. The leaves of some of these plants, used as a seasoning.
3. Any of various similar or related plants, such as the stone mint.
4. A candy flavored with natural or artificial mint flavoring.

[Middle English minte, from Old English, from Germanic *minta, from Latin menta, possibly from Greek minthē.]

mint′y adj.

mint

(mɪnt)
n
1. (Plants) any N temperate plant of the genus Mentha, having aromatic leaves and spikes of small typically mauve flowers: family Lamiaceae (labiates). The leaves of some species are used for seasoning and flavouring. See also peppermint, spearmint, horsemint, water mint
2. (Plants) stone mint another name for dittany2
3. (Cookery) a sweet flavoured with mint
[Old English minte, from Latin mentha, from Greek minthē; compare Old High German minza]
ˈminty adj

mint

(mɪnt)
n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a place where money is coined by governmental authority
2. a very large amount of money: he made a mint in business.
adj
3. (Philately) (of coins, postage stamps, etc) in perfect condition as issued
4. informal Brit excellent; impressive
5. in mint condition in perfect condition; as if new
vb
6. to make (coins) by stamping metal
7. (tr) to invent (esp phrases or words)
[Old English mynet coin, from Latin monēta money, mint, from the temple of Juno Monēta, used as a mint in ancient Rome]
ˈminter n

mint1

(mɪnt)

n.
1. any aromatic herb of the genus Mentha, having opposite leaves and small, whorled flowers, as the spearmint and peppermint.
2. a mint-flavored candy.
adj.
3. flavored with mint: mint tea.
[before 1000; Middle English, Old English minte < Latin ment(h)a < Greek mínthē]

mint2

(mɪnt)

n.
1. a place where coins, paper currency, medals, etc., are produced under government authority.
2. a place where something is manufactured.
3. a vast amount, esp. of money.
adj.
4. being in its original, unused condition, as if newly made: a book in mint condition.
v.t.
5. to make (money) by stamping metal.
6. to make or invent: to mint words.
[before 900; Old English mynet coin < Latin monēta coin, mint, after the temple of Juno Monēta, where Roman money was coined]
mint′er, n.

Mint

 a vast sum of money or something of equal value.
Examples: mint of bravery, 1869; of money, 1655; of phrases; of questions, 1598; of reasons.

mint


Past participle: minted
Gerund: minting

Imperative
mint
mint
Present
I mint
you mint
he/she/it mints
we mint
you mint
they mint
Preterite
I minted
you minted
he/she/it minted
we minted
you minted
they minted
Present Continuous
I am minting
you are minting
he/she/it is minting
we are minting
you are minting
they are minting
Present Perfect
I have minted
you have minted
he/she/it has minted
we have minted
you have minted
they have minted
Past Continuous
I was minting
you were minting
he/she/it was minting
we were minting
you were minting
they were minting
Past Perfect
I had minted
you had minted
he/she/it had minted
we had minted
you had minted
they had minted
Future
I will mint
you will mint
he/she/it will mint
we will mint
you will mint
they will mint
Future Perfect
I will have minted
you will have minted
he/she/it will have minted
we will have minted
you will have minted
they will have minted
Future Continuous
I will be minting
you will be minting
he/she/it will be minting
we will be minting
you will be minting
they will be minting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been minting
you have been minting
he/she/it has been minting
we have been minting
you have been minting
they have been minting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been minting
you will have been minting
he/she/it will have been minting
we will have been minting
you will have been minting
they will have been minting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been minting
you had been minting
he/she/it had been minting
we had been minting
you had been minting
they had been minting
Conditional
I would mint
you would mint
he/she/it would mint
we would mint
you would mint
they would mint
Past Conditional
I would have minted
you would have minted
he/she/it would have minted
we would have minted
you would have minted
they would have minted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mint - (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extentmint - (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"; "see the rest of the winners in our huge passel of photos"; "it must have cost plenty"; "a slew of journalists"; "a wad of money"
large indefinite amount, large indefinite quantity - an indefinite quantity that is above the average in size or magnitude
deluge, flood, inundation, torrent - an overwhelming number or amount; "a flood of requests"; "a torrent of abuse"
haymow - a mass of hay piled up in a barn for preservation
2.mint - any north temperate plant of the genus Mentha with aromatic leaves and small mauve flowersmint - any north temperate plant of the genus Mentha with aromatic leaves and small mauve flowers
mint - the leaves of a mint plant used fresh or candied
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
genus Mentha, Mentha - mint plants
corn mint, field mint, Mentha arvensis - European mint naturalized in United States
Mentha aquatica, water mint, water-mint - a European mint that thrives in wet places; has a perfume like that of the bergamot orange; naturalized in eastern North America
eau de cologne mint, Mentha citrata, bergamot mint, lemon mint - mint with leaves having perfume like that of the bergamot orange
Mentha longifolia, horsemint - a coarse Old World wild water mint having long leaves and spikelike clusters of flowers; naturalized in the eastern United States
Mentha piperita, peppermint - herb with downy leaves and small purple or white flowers that yields a pungent oil used as a flavoring
Mentha spicata, spearmint - common garden herb having clusters of small purplish flowers and yielding an oil used as a flavoring
apple mint, applemint, Mentha rotundifolia, Mentha suaveolens - mint with apple-scented stems of southern and western Europe; naturalized in United States
Mentha pulegium, pennyroyal - Eurasian perennial mint have small lilac-blue flowers and ovate leaves; yields an aromatic oil
3.mint - any member of the mint family of plants
family Labiatae, family Lamiaceae, Labiatae, Lamiaceae, mint family - a large family of aromatic herbs and shrubs having flowers resembling the lips of a mouth and four-lobed ovaries yielding four one-seeded nutlets and including mint; thyme; sage; rosemary
4.mint - the leaves of a mint plant used fresh or candiedmint - the leaves of a mint plant used fresh or candied
mint candy, mint - a candy that is flavored with a mint oil
herb - aromatic potherb used in cookery for its savory qualities
mint - any north temperate plant of the genus Mentha with aromatic leaves and small mauve flowers
5.mint - a candy that is flavored with a mint oilmint - a candy that is flavored with a mint oil
candy, confect - a rich sweet made of flavored sugar and often combined with fruit or nuts
peppermint candy, peppermint - a candy flavored with peppermint oil
mint - the leaves of a mint plant used fresh or candied
6.mint - a plant where money is coined by authority of the governmentmint - a plant where money is coined by authority of the government
industrial plant, plant, works - buildings for carrying on industrial labor; "they built a large plant to manufacture automobiles"
Verb1.mint - form by stamping, punching, or printingmint - form by stamping, punching, or printing; "strike coins"; "strike a medal"
Adj.1.mint - as if new; "in mint condition"
perfect - being complete of its kind and without defect or blemish; "a perfect circle"; "a perfect reproduction"; "perfect happiness"; "perfect manners"; "a perfect specimen"; "a perfect day"

mint

verb
1. make, produce, strike, cast, stamp, punch, coin the right to mint coins
2. invent, produce, fashion, make up, construct, coin, devise, forge, fabricate, think up The book comprises a lexicon of freshly minted descriptions.
noun
1. fortune, million, bomb (Brit. slang), pile (informal), packet (slang), bundle (slang), heap (informal), top dollar (informal), King's ransom They were worth a mint.
adjective
1. perfect, excellent, first-class, brand-new, fresh, unmarked, undamaged, unblemished, untarnished a set of Victorian stamps in mint condition

mint

noun
A large sum of money:
Slang: pile.
Translations
دَارُ الضَّربِدار سَك العُمْلَهذو نَكْهَة النعنَع الفُلْفُلينَعْناعنَعْنَّاع
mátamincovnapeprmintovýrazitvětrový bonbón
møntmyntepebermyntepræge
mento
mintturahapajavirheetönomaisuus
kovnica novcametvica
myntamyntsláttapiparmyntaslá mynt
ミント貨幣鋳造所
박하화폐 주조소
kalt naudunaudas kaltuvepiparmētrapiparmētru saturošs saldums
mätamincovňa
metametin bonbonkovnica
myntamyntverk
โรงกษาปณ์ใบสะระแหน่
bạc hàxưởng đúc tiền

mint

1 [mɪnt]
A. Ncasa f de la moneda
Royal Mint (Brit) → Real Casa f de la Moneda
to be worth a mint (of money)valer un dineral
B. ADJ in mint conditioncomo nuevo, en perfecto estado
C. VTacuñar
newly minted [coin] → recién acuñado (fig) [graduate] → recién salido de la universidad

mint

2 [mɪnt]
A. N
1. (Bot) → hierbabuena f, menta f
2. (= sweet) → pastilla f de menta
B. CPD mint julep N (US) → julepe m de menta, (bebida f de) whisky m con menta
mint sauce Nsalsa f de menta
mint tea Nm de menta

mint

[ˈmɪnt]
n
(= plant) → menthe f
(= sweet) → bonbon m à la menthe
(where coins are made)hôtel m de la Monnaie
the Royal Mint (British)l'hôtel m de la Monnaie
the US Mint → l'hôtel m de la Monnaie
vt
[+ coins] → frapper
One of the coins was minted in Africa → L'une des pièces a été frappée en Afrique.mint condition n
in mint condition → en parfait étatmint sauce nsauce f à la menthemint tea n
(= herbal tea) → infusion f de menthe
(= tea with mint) → thé m à la menthe

mint

:
mint julep
n Whisky mit Eis und frischer Minze
mint sauce
nMinzsoße f
mint tea

mint

1
nMünzanstalt f, → Munzstätte f, → Münze f; (Royal) Mint(Königlich-)Britische Münzanstalt; to be worth a mint (inf)Gold wert sein, unbezahlbar sein; he is making a mint (of money) (inf)er verdient ein Heidengeld (inf); his father made a mint (inf)sein Vater hat einen Haufen Geld gemacht (inf)
adj stamppostfrisch, ungestempelt; in mint conditionin tadellosem Zustand
vt coin, phraseprägen

mint

2
n (Bot) → Minze f; (= sweet)Pfefferminz nt

mint

1 [mɪnt]
1. n (Fin) → zecca
to be worth a mint (of money) → valere un patrimonio
the (Royal) Mint (Brit), the (US) Mint (Am)la Zecca
2. adj in mint conditionin perfette condizioni, che sembra nuovo/a di zecca
3. vt (coins) → battere, coniare
he's minting money (fig) → sta facendo soldi a palate

mint

2 [mɪnt]
1. n (plant) → menta; (sweet) → mentina, caramella di menta
2. adjalla menta

mint1

(mint) noun
a place where money is made by the government.
verb
to manufacture (money). When were these coins minted?
in mint condition
fresh; unused; in perfect condition.

mint2

(mint) noun
1. a plant with strong-smelling leaves, used as a flavouring.
2. (also ˈpeppermint) (a sweet with) the flavour of these leaves. a box of mints; (also adjective) mint chocolate.

mint

دَارُ الضَّربِ, نَعْنَّاع máta, mincovna mønt, mynte Minze, Münzamt μέντα, νομισματοκοπείο casa de la moneda, menta minttu, rahapaja hôtel des monnaies, menthe kovnica novca, metvica menta, zecca ミント, 貨幣鋳造所 박하, 화폐 주조소 munt mynte, myntverk mennica, mięta casa da moeda, menta монетный двор, мята mynta, myntverk โรงกษาปณ์, ใบสะระแหน่ darphane, nane bạc hà, xưởng đúc tiền 薄荷, 造币厂

mint

n (bot) menta
References in classic literature ?
Yea, they are the current gold coin of the New Jerusalem, with the King's own mint mark on them
The little man stood tiptoe, and putting his head first to one side and then the other, and snuffing considerately in the directions of the various bottles, ordered at last a mint julep, in a thin and quivering voice, and with an air of great circumspection.
If my start from Camelot could have been delayed a very few days I could have paid these people in beautiful new coins from our own mint, and that would have pleased me; and them, too, not less.
for ye pay tithe of mint, and anise, and cumin, and have omit- ted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith; these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.
And by that sort of thing we very often lose a little mint of money,' said Mr.
She can live, like Perdita, in her garden of mint and marigold.
At last they came to warm lands; there the sun was brighter, the sky seemed twice as high, and in the hedges hung the finest green and purple grapes; in the woods grew oranges and lemons: the air was scented with myrtle and mint, and on the roads were pretty little children running about and playing with great gorgeous butterflies.
Sage and thyme, and mint and two onions, and some parsley.
They have authority to appoint and receive ambassadors; to execute treaties and alliances already formed; to provide for the collection of duties on imports and exports; to regulate the mint, with a saving to the provincial rights; to govern as sovereigns the dependent territories.
The latter inconveniency defeats one purpose for which the power was originally submitted to the federal head; and as far as the former might prevent an inconvenient remittance of gold and silver to the central mint for recoinage, the end can be as well attained by local mints established under the general authority.
In the meanwhile, as the thing is difficult to find in France, and your abbe is not probably disposed to make a journey to Paris on my account, I must continue to use Monsieur Planche's anti-spasmodics; and mint and Hoffman's drops are among my favorite remedies.
The magistrates soon began to suspect that the mint master would have the best of the bargain.