Dictionary: MIND-ED – MIN'ER-AL-IZ-ING

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Disposed; inclined. If men were minded to live virtuously. – Tillotson. Joseph was minded to put her away privily. – Matth. i. Minded is much used in composition; as, high-minded; low-minded; feeble-minded; sober-minded; double-minded.


Disposition; inclination toward any thing; as, heavenly mindedness. – Milner.


Filling the mind. – Mitford.


Attentive; regarding with care; bearing in mind; heedful; observant. I promise to be mindful of your admonitions. – Hammond. What is man, that thou art mindful of him? – Ps. vii.


Attentively; heedfully.


Attention; regard; heedfulness.



MIND-ING, ppr.

Regarding; heeding.


  1. Inattentive; heedless; forgetful; negligent; careless. Cursed Athens, mindless of thy worth. – Shak.
  2. Not endued with mind or intellectual powers; as, mindless bodies. – Davies.
  3. Stupid; unthinking; as, a mindless slave. – Shak.


Moved; affected in mind. [Not used.] – Sidney.

MINE, a. [called sometimes a pronominal adj. Sax. min; Sw. and Dan. min; Goth. miens; Fr. mon; D. myn; G. mein, contracted from migen; for me, in Gothic is mik, Dan. mig, G. mich. The L. meus, and Russ. moi, are also contracted.]

My; belonging to me. It was formerly used before nouns beginning with vowels. “I kept myself from mine iniquity.” Ps. xviii. But this use is no longer retained. We now use my before a vowel as well as before an articulation; as, my iniquity. In present usage, my always precedes the noun, and mine follows the noun, and usually the verb; as, this is my book; this book is mine; it is called my book; the book is called mine; it is acknowledged to be mine. Mine sometimes supplies the place of a noun. Your sword and mine are different in construction.

MINE, n. [Fr. mine, a mine or ore, whence mineral; It. mina, miniera; Sp. mina, a mine, a conduit, a subterraneous canal, a spring or source of water; Port. id.; Ir. men, mianach; Dan. and G. mine; Sw. mina; D. myn; W. mwn, whence mwnai, money; Arm. min. The radical signification is not obvious.]

  1. A pit or excavation in the earth, from which metallic ores, mineral substances and other fossil bodies are taken by digging. The pits from which stones only are taken, are called quarries.
  2. In the military art, a subterraneous canal or passage dug under the wall or rampart of a fortification, where a quantity of powder may be lodged for blowing up the works.
  3. A rich source of wealth or other good.

MINE, v.i.

  1. To dig a mine or pit in the earth. Woodward.
  2. To form a subterraneous canal or hole by scratching; to form a burrow or lodge in the earth, as animals; as, the mining coney. – Wotton.
  3. To practice secret means of injury.

MINE, v.t.

To sap; to undermine; to dig away or otherwise remove the substratum or foundation; hence, to ruin or destroy by slow degrees or secret means. They mined the walls. – Hayward. In a metaphorical sense, undermine is generally used.


One that digs mines.

MIN-ER, n.

  1. One that digs for metals and other fossils.
  2. One who digs canals or passages under the walls of a fort, &c. Armies have sappers and miners.


  1. Pertaining to minerals; consisting of fossil substances; as, the mineral kingdom.
  2. Impregnated with minerals or fossil matter; as, mineral waters; a mineral spring.

MIN'ER-AL, n. [Fr. and Sp. mineral; Low L. minera, a matrix or vein of metals, whence mineralia; all from mine.]

A body destitute of organization, and which naturally exists within the earth or at its surface. – Cleaveland. Minerals were formerly divided into salts, earths, inflammables and ores; a division which serves for a general distribution: but a more scientific arrangement into classes, orders, genera, species, subspecies and varieties, has been adopted to meet the more precise views of modern mineralogists.


One versed or employed in minerals.

MIN-ER-AL-I-ZA'TION, n. [See Mineralize.]

  1. The process of forming an ore by combination with another substance; the natural operation of uniting a metallic substance with another.
  2. The process of converting into a mineral, as a bone or a plant.
  3. The act of impregnating with a mineral, as water.

MIN'ER-AL-IZE, v.t. [from mineral.]

  1. In mineralogy, to combine with a metal in forming an ore or mineral. Sulphur mineralizes many of the metals.
  2. To convert into a mineral. In these caverns, the bones are not mineralized. – Buckland.
  3. To impregnate with a mineral substance; as, to mineralize water.


  1. Deprived of its usual properties by being combined with another substance or formed into an ore; as, metallic substances are mineralized.
  2. Converted into a mineral.
  3. Impregnated with a mineral.


A substance which mineralizes another or combines with it in an ore, and thus deprives it of its usual and peculiar properties. Sulphur is one of the most common mineralizers. – Nicholson.


Adapted to combine with a metal in forming an ore.


Combining with a metal and forming an ore.