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Mine vs. Quarry

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  • Mine (pronoun)

    My; belonging to me; that which belongs to me.

  • Mine (pronoun)

    Used predicatively.

    "The house itself is mine, but the land is not."

  • Mine (pronoun)

    Used substantively, with an implied noun.

    "Mine has been a long journey."

  • Mine (pronoun)

    Used absolutely, set off from the sentence.

    "Mine for only a week so far, it already feels like an old friend."

  • Mine (pronoun)

    Used attributively after the noun it modifies.

  • Mine (noun)

    An excavation from which ore or solid minerals are taken, especially one consisting of underground tunnels.

    "This diamond comes from a mine in South Africa."

    "He came out of the coal mine with a face covered in black."

    "Most coal and ore comes from open-pit mines nowadays."

  • Mine (noun)

    Any source of wealth or resources.

    "She's a mine of information."

  • Mine (noun)

    A passage dug toward or underneath enemy lines, which is then packed with explosives.

  • Mine (noun)

    A device intended to explode when stepped upon or touched, or when approached by a ship, vehicle, or person.

    "His left leg was blown off after he stepped on a mine."

    "The warship was destroyed by floating mines."

  • Mine (noun)

    A type of firework that explodes on the ground, shooting sparks upward.

  • Mine (noun)

    The cavity made by a caterpillar while feeding inside a leaf.

  • Mine (noun)

    A machine used to extract units of a cryptocurrency.

  • Mine (noun)

    alternative form of mien

  • Mine (verb)

    To remove (ore) from the ground.

    "Crater of Diamonds State Park is the only place in the world where visitors can mine their own diamonds."

  • Mine (verb)

    To dig into, for ore or metal.

  • Mine (verb)

    To sow mines (the explosive devices) in (an area).

    "We had to slow our advance after the enemy mined the road ahead of us."

  • Mine (verb)

    To damage (a vehicle or ship) with a mine (an explosive device).

  • Mine (verb)

    To dig a tunnel or hole; to burrow in the earth.

    "the mining cony"

  • Mine (verb)

    To dig away, or otherwise remove, the substratum or foundation of; to lay a mine under; to sap; to undermine; hence, to ruin or destroy by slow degrees or secret means.

  • Mine (verb)

    To pick one's nose.

  • Mine (verb)

    To earn new units of cryptocurrency by doing certain calculations.

  • Quarry (noun)

    A site for mining stone, slate.

    "w|Michelangelo personally quarried marble from the world-famous quarry at Carrara."

  • Quarry (noun)

    A part of the hunted hounds as a reward.

  • Quarry (noun)

    An hunted.

  • Quarry (noun)

    An object of search or pursuit.

  • Quarry (noun)

    A tile or stone.

  • Quarry (verb)

    To mine) stone by extraction from a quarry.

  • Quarry (verb)

    To extract or slowly searching.

    "They quarried out new, interesting facts about ancient Egypt from old papyri."

  • Quarry (verb)

    To prey; to prey, as a vulture or harpy.

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  • Mine (noun)

    See Mien.

  • Mine (noun)

    A subterranean cavity or passage

  • Mine (noun)

    Any place where ore, metals, or precious stones are got by digging or washing the soil; as, a placer mine.

  • Mine (noun)

    A rich source of wealth or other good.

  • Mine (noun)

    An explosive device placed concealed in a location, on land or at sea, where an enemy vehicle or enemy personnel may pass through, having a triggering mechanism which detects people or vehicles, and which will explode and kill or maim personnel or destroy or damage vehicles. A mine placed at sea (formerly called a torpedo, see torpedo{2} (a)) is also called an marine mine and underwater mine and sometimes called a floating mine, even though it may be anchored to the floor of the sea and not actually float freely. A mine placed on land (formerly called a torpedo, see torpedo{3}), usually buried, is called a land mine.

  • Mine (pronoun)

    Belonging to me; my. Used as a pronominal to me; my. Used as a pronominal adjective in the predicate; as, "Vengeance is mine; I will repay." Rom. xii. 19. Also, in the old style, used attributively, instead of my, before a noun beginning with a vowel.

  • Mine (verb)

    To dig a mine or pit in the earth; to get ore, metals, coal, or precious stones, out of the earth; to dig in the earth for minerals; to dig a passage or cavity under anything in order to overthrow it by explosives or otherwise.

  • Mine (verb)

    To form subterraneous tunnel or hole; to form a burrow or lodge in the earth; as, the mining cony.

  • Mine

    To dig away, or otherwise remove, the substratum or foundation of; to lay a mine under; to sap; to undermine; hence, to ruin or destroy by slow degrees or secret means.

  • Mine

    To dig into, for ore or metal.

  • Mine

    To get, as metals, out of the earth by digging.

  • Quarry (noun)

    Same as 1st Quarrel.

  • Quarry (noun)

    A part of the entrails of the beast taken, given to the hounds.

  • Quarry (noun)

    The object of the chase; the animal hunted for; game; especially, the game hunted with hawks.

  • Quarry (noun)

    A place, cavern, or pit where stone is taken from the rock or ledge, or dug from the earth, for building or other purposes; a stone pit. See 5th Mine (a).

  • Quarry (adjective)

    Quadrate; square.

  • Quarry (verb)

    To secure prey; to prey, as a vulture or harpy.

  • Quarry

    To dig or take from a quarry; as, to quarry marble.

Webster Dictionary
  • Mine (noun)

    excavation in the earth from which ores and minerals are extracted

  • Mine (noun)

    explosive device that explodes on contact; designed to destroy vehicles or ships or to kill or maim personnel

  • Mine (verb)

    get from the earth by excavation;

    "mine ores and metals"

  • Mine (verb)

    lay mines;

    "The Vietnamese mined Cambodia"

  • Quarry (noun)

    a person who is the aim of an attack (especially a victim of ridicule or exploitation) by some hostile person or influence;

    "he fell prey to muggers"

    "everyone was fair game"

    "the target of a manhunt"

  • Quarry (noun)

    a surface excavation for extracting stone or slate;

    "a British term for `quarry' is `stone pit'"

  • Quarry (noun)

    animal hunted or caught for food

  • Quarry (verb)

    extract (something such as stones) from or as if from a quarry;

    "quarry marble"

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