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Miner vs. Miser — What's the Difference?

Miner vs. Miser — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Miner and Miser

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Miner

A miner is a person who extracts ore, coal, chalk, clay, or other minerals from the earth through mining. There are two senses in which the term is used.
Sep 22, 2022

Miser

A miser is a person who is reluctant to spend, sometimes to the point of forgoing even basic comforts and some necessities, in order to hoard money or other possessions. Although the word is sometimes used loosely to characterise anyone who is mean with their money, if such behaviour is not accompanied by taking delight in what is saved, it is not properly miserly.
Sep 22, 2022

Miner

A person who works in a mine
He worked as a miner at Wearmouth Colliery for 27 years
The miners were freed after spending four days trapped underground
Sep 22, 2022

Miser

One who lives very meagerly in order to hoard money.
Sep 22, 2022

Miner

A person who dug tunnels in order to destroy an enemy position with explosives.
Sep 22, 2022
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Miser

A greedy or avaricious person.
Sep 22, 2022

Miner

A small South American bird of the ovenbird family, which excavates a long burrow for breeding.
Sep 22, 2022

Miser

(pejorative) A person who hoards money rather than spending it; one who is cheap or extremely parsimonious.
Ebenezer Scrooge was a stereotypical miser: he spent nothing he could save, neither giving to charity nor enjoying his wealth.
Mr. Krabs, Plankton, Dr. Eggman, Mr. Burns, Bugsy Siegel, Benny Goodman, Katharine Hepburn, and Howard Hughes were all famous examples of misers.
Sep 22, 2022

Miner

Short for leaf miner
Sep 22, 2022

Miser

A kind of earth auger, typically large-bored and often hand-operated.
Sep 22, 2022

Miner

An Australian bird of the honeyeater family, having a loud call.
Sep 22, 2022

Miser

A wretched person; a person afflicted by any great misfortune.
The woeful words of a miser now despairing.
Sep 22, 2022

Miner

One whose work or business it is to extract ore or minerals from the earth.
Sep 22, 2022

Miser

A despicable person; a wretch.
Sep 22, 2022

Miner

A machine for the automatic extraction of minerals, especially of coal.
Sep 22, 2022

Miser

A covetous, grasping, mean person; esp., one having wealth, who lives miserably for the sake of saving and increasing his hoard.
As some lone miser, visiting his store,Bends at his treasure, counts, recounts it o'er.
Sep 22, 2022

Miner

A soldier, often a specialist, engaged in mining operations.
Sep 22, 2022

Miser

A stingy person; one very reluctant to spend money.
Sep 22, 2022

Miner

(Zoology) A leaf miner.
Sep 22, 2022

Miser

A kind of large earth auger.
Sep 22, 2022

Miner

A person who works in a mine.
Sep 22, 2022

Miser

A stingy hoarder of money and possessions (often living miserably)
Sep 22, 2022

Miner

An operator of ordnance mines and similar explosives.
Sep 22, 2022

Miner

Any bird of one of four species of Australian endemic honeyeaters in the genus Manorina.
Sep 22, 2022

Miner

Any bird of one of several species of South American ovenbirds in the genus Geositta.
Sep 22, 2022

Miner

(cryptocurrency) Software or hardware that mines, or creates new units of cryptocurrency; someone engaged in mining.
Sep 22, 2022

Miner

One who mines; a digger for metals, etc.; one engaged in the business of getting ore, coal, or precious stones, out of the earth; one who digs military mines; as, armies have sappers and miners.
Sep 22, 2022

Miner

Any of numerous insects which, in the larval state, excavate galleries in the parenchyma of leaves. They are mostly minute moths and dipterous flies.
Sep 22, 2022

Miner

Laborer who works in a mine
Sep 22, 2022

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