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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Mine  \Mine\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Mined};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Mining}.] 
  1.  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 
 
  They  mined  the  walls.  --Hayward. 
 
  Too  lazy  to  cut  down  these  immense  trees,  the 
  spoilers  .  .  .  had  mined  them  and  placed  a  quantity 
  of  gunpowder  in  the  cavity.  --Sir  W. 
  Scott. 
 
  2.  To  dig  into  for  ore  or  metal. 
 
  Lead  veins  have  been  traced  .  .  .  but  they  have  not 
  been  mined.  --Ure. 
 
  3.  To  get  as  metals,  out  of  the  earth  by  digging. 
 
  The  principal  ore  mined  there  is  the  bituminous 
  cinnabar.  --Ure. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Mining  \Min"ing\,  n.  [See  {Mine},  v.  i.] 
  The  act  or  business  of  making  mines  or  of  working  them 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Mining  \Min"ing\,  a. 
  Of  or  pertaining  to  mines;  as  mining  engineer;  mining 
  machinery;  a  mining  region. 
 
  {Mining  engineering}.  See  the  Note  under  {Engineering}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  mining 
  n  1:  the  act  of  extracting  ores  or  coal  etc  from  the  earth  [syn: 
  {excavation}] 
  2:  laying  explosive  mines  in  concealed  places  to  destroy  enemy 
  personnel  and  equipment  [syn:  {minelaying}] 




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