mint

noun (1)
\ˈmint \

Definition of mint 

(Entry 1 of 4)

1 : any of a family (Lamiaceae synonym Labiatae, the mint family) of aromatic plants with a square stem and a 4-lobed ovary which produces four one-seeded nutlets in fruit especially : any of a genus (Mentha) of mints that have white, purple, or pink verticillate flowers with a nearly regular corolla and four equal stamens and that include some used in flavoring and cookery

2 : a confection flavored with mint

mint

noun (2)

Definition of mint (Entry 2 of 4)

1 : a place where coins, medals, or tokens are made

2 : a place where something is manufactured

3 : a vast sum or amount worth a mint

mint

verb
minted; minting; mints

Definition of mint (Entry 3 of 4)

transitive verb

1 : to make (coins or money) out of metal : coin

3 : to cause to attain an indicated status newly minted doctors

mint

adjective

Definition of mint (Entry 4 of 4)

: unmarred as if fresh from a mint in mint condition

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Other Words from mint

Noun (1)

minty \ ˈmin-​tē \ adjective

Verb

minter noun

Synonyms & Antonyms for mint

Synonyms: Adjective

brand-new, fresh, pristine, span-new, virgin, virginal

Antonyms: Adjective

stale

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Examples of mint in a Sentence

Verb

coins that were minted before 1965 We mint coins out of copper.

Adjective

a mint baseball card that should be worth a lot to a collector
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First Known Use of mint

Noun (1)

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun (2)

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

circa 1520, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Adjective

1902, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for mint

Noun (1)

Middle English minte, from Old English, from Latin mentha, menta; akin to Greek minthē mint

Noun (2)

Middle English mynt coin, money, from Old English mynet, from Latin moneta mint, coin, from Moneta, epithet of Juno; from the fact that the Romans coined money in the temple of Juno Moneta

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More Definitions for mint

mint

verb

English Language Learners Definition of mint

: to make (coins) out of metal

mint

noun
\ˈmint \

Kids Definition of mint

 (Entry 1 of 3)

1 : a fragrant plant (as catnip or peppermint) with square stems

2 : a piece of candy flavored with mint

mint

noun

Kids Definition of mint (Entry 2 of 3)

1 : a place where coins are made from metals

2 : a great amount especially of money That antique is worth a mint.

mint

verb
minted; minting

Kids Definition of mint (Entry 3 of 3)

: to make coins out of metal : coin mint silver dollars

mint

noun
\ˈmint \

Medical Definition of mint 

: any of a family (Labiatae, the mint family) of aromatic plants with a square stem and a four-lobed ovary which produces four one-seeded nutlets in fruit especially : any of the genus Mentha

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