Definition of mingle
1 : to bring or mix together or with something else usually without fundamental loss of identity : intermix The story mingles fact with fiction.
2 archaic : to prepare by mixing : concoct
1 : to become mingled white and Douglas fir trees mingle with the pines — Karen Thure
2a : to come into contact : associate he mingles only with millionaires — H. J. Laskib : to move about (as in a group) mingled with the guests
Examples of mingle in a Sentence
The story mingles fact and fiction.
Several flavors mingle in the stew.
It's a story in which fact mingles with fiction.
The host was too busy to mingle during the party.
Recent Examples of mingle from the Web
THE SCENE: Bartenders on their night off mingle with hip twenty- and thirty-somethings and a neighborhood crowd.
Some hosted private policy discussions with donors while others simply mingled.
Honestly, fashion, music, movies, art, people, construction workers, human beings, everyone mingles with politics at work.
HEAT players Justise Winslow and Josh Richardson mingled with guests.
Ramsay, who mingled with driver Austin Dillon at a reception Saturday night, was impressed with the local ingredients.
As Horowitz mingled, Bannon introduced himself to Ronald Radosh, a prominent conservative intellectual and historian.
One is that women in conservative Muslim societies are often shielded, and mingling with male strangers – even policemen or security agents – without the presence of a male relative is considered taboo, and even shameful.
On the rooftop, Cornell and Vedder casually mingled, holding coffee mugs.
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Origin and Etymology of mingle
Middle English menglen, frequentative of mengen to mix, from Old English mengan; akin to Middle High German mengen to mix, Greek massein to knead
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
Synonym Discussion of mingle
MINGLE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of mingle for English Language Learners
: to combine or bring together two or more things
: to move around during a party, meeting, etc., and talk informally with different people
MINGLE Defined for Kids
Definition of mingle for Students
1 : to bring or combine together or with something else The story mingled fact with fiction.
2 : to move among others within a group He mingled with the crowd.
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