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min·er

 (mī′nər)
n.
1. One whose work or business it is to extract ore or minerals from the earth.
2. A machine for the automatic extraction of minerals, especially of coal.
3. A soldier, often a specialist, engaged in mining operations.
4. Zoology A leaf miner.

miner

(ˈmaɪnə)
n
1. (Mining & Quarrying) a person who works in a mine
2. (Mining & Quarrying) Also called: continuous miner a large machine for the automatic extraction of minerals, esp coal, from a mine
3. (Animals) any of various insects or insect larvae that bore into and feed on plant tissues. See also leaf miner
4. (Animals) Austral any of several honey-eaters of the genus Manorina, esp M. melanocephala (noisy miner), of scrub regions. See noisy miner

min•er

(ˈmaɪ nər)

n.
1. a person who works in a mine, esp. a commercial mine producing coal or metallic ores.
2. a mechanical device for extracting ores.
[1275–1325; < Anglo-French; Old French minëor; see mine2, -or2]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.miner - laborer who works in a mineminer - laborer who works in a mine    
coal miner, collier, pitman - someone who works in a coal mine
gold digger, gold miner, gold panner - a miner who digs or pans for gold in a gold field
laborer, labourer, manual laborer, jack - someone who works with their hands; someone engaged in manual labor
placer miner - a miner who extracts minerals from a placer by washing or dredging
prospector - someone who explores an area for mineral deposits
strip miner - a miner who does strip mining

miner

noun coalminer, pitman (Brit.), collier (Brit.) a retired Welsh miner
Translations
عامِل في مَنْجَم فَحْممُعَدِّن
horník
minearbejder
kaevurminöörsapöör
kaivostyöläinen
rudar
bányászaknász
námumaîur
炭坑労働者
광부
rudar
gruvarbetare
คนงานเหมือง
thợ mỏ

miner

[ˈmaɪnəʳ] Nminero/a m/f

miner

[ˈmaɪnər] nmineur m

miner

nBergarbeiter(in) m(f), → Bergmann m

miner

[ˈmaɪnəʳ] nminatore m

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.

miner

مُعَدِّن horník minearbejder Bergarbeiter ανθρακωρύχος minero kaivostyöläinen mineur rudar minatore 炭坑労働者 광부 mijnwerker gruvearbeider górnik mineiro шахтер gruvarbetare คนงานเหมือง madenci thợ mỏ 矿工

miner

n. minero.

miner

n minero -ra mf
References in classic literature ?
Having made one or two tentative remarks to the nearest miner, and receiving only short, gruff replies, the traveller resigned himself to uncongenial silence, staring moodily out of the window at the fading landscape.
SOME Members of a Legislature were making schedules of their wealth at the end of the session, when an Honest Miner came along and asked them to divide with him.
Even as the miner's body passed on top, the stranger crooked in his right arm to fire; and even in that instant the miner, with a quick trust of elbow, struck his wrist.
At last the bollworm had attacked the cotton--the poison ivy was reaching out its tendrils to entwine the summer boarder--the millionaire lumberman, thinly disguised as the Alaskan miner, was about to engulf our Milly and upset Nature's adjustment.
My host the superintendent of the mine, was a shrewd but rather ignorant Cornish miner.
He now dug into the poor clergyman's heart, like a miner searching for gold; or, rather, like a sexton delving into a grave, possibly in quest of a jewel that had been buried on the dead man's bosom, but likely to find nothing save mortality and corruption.
Marmaduke questioned the miner very closely as to his reasons for believing in the existence of the precious metals near that particular spot; but the fellow maintained an obstinate mystery in his answers.
Miners and sailors came back from the North with wonderful stories and pouches of gold.
Three-quarters of a million of miners went out on strike.
Attracted by the high pay and considerable bounties offered by the Gun Club, he had enlisted a choice legion of stokers, iron-founders, lime-burners, miners, brickmakers, and artisans of every trade, without distinction of color.
When I reached home I found that the salt-furnaces were not running, and that the coal-mine was not being operated on account of the miners being out on "strike.
Sneddeker avers that in 1803 they drove a party of miners out of a