a place where coins, paper currency, special medals, etc., are produced under government authority.
a place where something is produced or manufactured.
a vast amount, especially of money:
He made a mint in oil wells.
Philately. (of a stamp) being in its original, unused condition.
unused or appearing to be newly made and never used:
a book in mint condition.
verb (used with object)
to make (coins, money, etc.) by stamping metal.
to turn (metal) into coins:
to mint gold into sovereigns.
to make or fabricate; invent:
to mint words.
[mint] /mɪnt/ Scot. and North England
an attempt; try; effort.
verb (used with object)
to try (something); attempt.
to take aim at (something) with a gun.
to hit or strike at (someone or something).
verb (used without object)
to try; attempt.
to take aim.
(Brit, slang) wealthy
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
stone mint, another name for dittany (sense 2)
a sweet flavoured with mint
a place where money is coined by governmental authority
a very large amount of money: he made a mint in business
(of coins, postage stamps, etc) in perfect condition as issued
(Brit, informal) excellent; impressive
in mint condition, in perfect condition; as if new
to make (coins) by stamping metal
(transitive) to invent (esp phrases or words)
aromatic herb, Old English minte (8c.), from West Germanic *minta (cf. Old Saxon minta, M.D. mente, Old High German minza, German Minze), a borrowing from Latin menta, mentha “mint,” from Greek minthe, personified as a nymph transformed into an herb by Proserpine, probably a loan-word from a lost Mediterranean language.
place where money is coined, early 15c., from Old English mynet “coin, coinage, money” (8c.), from West Germanic *munita (cf. Old Saxon munita, Old Frisian menote, Middle Dutch munte, Old High German munizza, German münze), from Latin moneta “mint” (see money). Earlier word for “place where money is coined” was minter (early 12c.). General sense of “a vast sum of money” is from 1650s.
“to stamp metal to make coins,” 1540s, from mint (n.2). Related: Minted; minting. Minter “one who stamps coins to create money” is from early 12c.
“perfect” (like a freshly minted coin), 1887 (in mint condition), from mint (n.2).
(Gr. heduosmon, i.e., “having a sweet smell”), one of the garden herbs of which the Pharisees paid tithes (Matt. 23:23; Luke 11:42). It belongs to the labiate family of plants. The species most common in Syria is the Mentha sylvestris, the wild mint, which grows much larger than the garden mint (M. sativa). It was much used in domestic economy as a condiment, and also as a medicine. The paying of tithes of mint was in accordance with the Mosiac law (Deut. 14:22), but the error of the Pharisees lay in their being more careful about this little matter of the mint than about weightier matters.
noun 1. the large plant family Labiatae (or Lamiaceae), characterized by aromatic herbaceous plants having square stems, simple leaves, clusters of two-lipped flowers, and fruit in the form of small nutlets, and including basil, bee balm, catnip, coleus, lavender, marjoram, oregano, peppermint, rosemary, sage, spearmint, and thyme.
noun 1. . [kost-mair-ee, kawst-] /ˈkɒstˌmɛər i, ˈkɔst-/ noun, plural costmaries. 1. a composite plant, Chrysanthemum balsamita, that has silvery, fragrant leaves and is used in salads and as a flavoring. /ˈkɒstˌmɛərɪ/ noun (pl) -maries 1. a herbaceous plant, Chrysanthemum balsamita, native to Asia. Its fragrant leaves were used as a seasoning and to flavour […]
[min-thee] /ˈmɪn θi/ noun, Classical Mythology. 1. a nymph who was changed into a mint plant by Persephone to protect her from Hades.
[mint] /mɪnt/ noun 1. a place where coins, paper currency, special medals, etc., are produced under government authority. 2. a place where something is produced or manufactured. 3. a vast amount, especially of money: He made a mint in oil wells. adjective 4. Philately. (of a stamp) being in its original, unused condition. 5. unused […]