mix

verb
\ ˈmiks How to pronounce mix (audio) \
mixed; mixing; mixes

Definition of mix

 (Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

1a(1) : to combine or blend into one mass
(2) : to combine with another
b : to bring into close association mix business with pleasure
2a : to form by mixing components mix a drink at the bar
b : to produce (a sound recording) by electronically combining or adjusting sounds from more than one source
3 : confuse often used with up mixes things up in his eagerness to speak out— Irving Howe

intransitive verb

1a : to become mixed
b : to be capable of mixing
2 : to enter into relations : associate
4 : to become involved : participate decided not to mix in politics
mix it up
: to engage in a fight, contest, or dispute

mix

noun

Definition of mix (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : an act or process of mixing
2 : a product of mixing: such as
a : a commercially prepared mixture of food ingredients a cake mix
b : a combination of different kinds the right mix of jobs, people and amenitiesLondon Times

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Other Words from mix

Verb

mixable \ ˈmik-​sə-​bəl How to pronounce mixable (audio) \ adjective

Choose the Right Synonym for mix

Verb

mix, mingle, commingle, blend, merge, coalesce, amalgamate, fuse mean to combine into a more or less uniform whole. mix may or may not imply loss of each element's identity. mix the salad greens mix a drink mingle usually suggests that the elements are still somewhat distinguishable or separately active. fear mingled with anticipation in my mind commingle implies a closer or more thorough mingling. a sense of duty commingled with a fierce pride drove her blend implies that the elements as such disappear in the resulting mixture. blended several teas to create a balanced flavor merge suggests a combining in which one or more elements are lost in the whole. in his mind reality and fantasy merged coalesce implies an affinity in the merging elements and usually a resulting organic unity. telling details that coalesce into a striking portrait amalgamate implies the forming of a close union without complete loss of individual identities. refugees who were readily amalgamated into the community fuse stresses oneness and indissolubility of the resulting product. a building in which modernism and classicism are fused

Verb

mix and blend mean to combine into a whole that is more or less the same all over. mix is used of a fairly complete combining in which the elements may or may not lose their individual identity. Mix several vegetables for a salad. Mix apple and grape juice. blend is used when there is a complete uniting of similar things so that the original parts cannot be separated or recognized. Blend milk, eggs, and sugar.

Examples of mix in a Sentence

Verb

To make frosting for the cake, mix powdered sugar with a little milk and vanilla. You can make purple by mixing the colors red and blue. Mix some water with the flour to make a paste.

Noun

a new brand of soup mixes We bought two boxes of muffin mix. a snack mix containing pretzels, nuts, and raisins
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Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

Fans have mixed opinions about the American Idol alum's return to reality television. Kelly O'sullivan, Country Living, "Why 'The Voice' Contestant Dexter Roberts's Past Is Causing Controversy," 11 Mar. 2019 The kitchen mixes in contemporary touches, like stainless steel countertops, while the living room at the front of the home has been converted to a media room. Alex Bazeley, Curbed, "Texas ranch house on one lush acre asks $700K," 27 July 2018 Add to serving bowl the cooked pasta, 2 tablespoons lemon juice, basil, parsley, tomatoes and capers, if using; mix gently. Jennifer Rude Klett, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Table for 1: For solo diners, cooking at home offers many perks," 12 July 2018 Hoping to display a more polished and diverse offensive game this summer, Adebayo has had mixed results on that side of the floor over the past nine days. Barry Jackson, miamiherald, "Mixed offensive results for Bam Adebayo in summer league," 10 July 2018 Using the dough hook (if using a stand mixer) or a fork or wooden spoon (if mixing by hand), slowly mix in the remaining flour mixture, a spoonful at a time, until all of the flour is added and a firm, thick dough is formed. Noelle Carter, charlotteobserver, "Grilling burgers this summer? Up your game with these homemade bun recipes," 6 July 2018 Soviet leaders wanted the equivalent of U.S. binary weapons — agents made up of relatively harmless components that turn deadly when mixed, making them easier to operate than regular chemical weapons. Washington Post, "AP Explains: Novichok nerve agent that sickened UK couple," 5 July 2018 Next up, Dobrev adds two pumps of Dr. Barbara Sturm's cleanser into the palm of her hands and mixes it with a few dabs of the brand's Enzyme Cleanser and water. Nicole Saunders, Harper's BAZAAR, "Watch Nina Dobrev's Nighttime Skincare Routine," 9 Apr. 2019 If installing custom quartz throughout is too costly, consider mixing it up. Jessica Dailey, Good Housekeeping, "Countertops," 11 Feb. 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Of course, like so many of his fellow A-listers, Rudd's skin-care and self-care routines are probably a mix of insanely expensive products and near-constant dermatologic supervision and access. Leah Prinzivalli, Allure, "Paul Rudd Finally Shares His Skin-Care Secrets," 25 Mar. 2019 Cut Loop: Cut loop carpets are simply a mix of loop pile and cut pile, making them dense and durable but also soft and plush. Lucia Tonelli, ELLE Decor, "The Best Carpet Types for a Perfectly Grounded Space," 13 Feb. 2019 This foreign language mix-up was one of the best scenes of the episode, taking a peek and one of the hidden technologies of Star Trek that audiences often take for granted. Darren Orf, Popular Mechanics, "'Star Trek: Discovery' Is All About Friendship and Death This Week," 8 Feb. 2019 That means, out of the 100+ pieces some of your Everlane faves might be in the mix. Teen Vogue, "Don't Sleep On Everlane’s ‘Choose What You Pay’ Sale," 12 Apr. 2019 First of all, gaming laptops have a tradition of looking goofy as all get-out for a mix of good and bad reasons. Eric Limer, Popular Mechanics, "Bring on the Wacky Convertible Gaming Laptops," 7 Jan. 2019 Our analysts looked for a mix of waterproof materials as well as boots with breathable mesh ventilation. Lexie Sachs, Good Housekeeping, "The 5 Best Hiking Boots for Women, Reviewed by Experts," 4 Dec. 2018 And Amazon’s Echo Look uses a mix of humans and AI to power its styling services. Elizabeth Holmes, Glamour, "How Artificial Intelligence Is Coming For Your Closet," 24 Oct. 2018 The state didn’t issue the protocols for the three-drug mix until last week. David Montero, latimes.com, "Nevada execution halted after drug company sues to stop it," 11 July 2018

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First Known Use of mix

Verb

15th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1a(1)

Noun

circa 1595, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for mix

Verb

Middle English, back-formation from mixte mixed, from Anglo-French, from Latin mixtus, past participle of miscēre to mix; akin to Greek mignynai to mix

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mix

verb

English Language Learners Definition of mix

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: to combine (two or more things) to make one thing that is the same throughout : to combine (two or more substances) to make a different substance
: to add (something) to something else
: to be combined and become one thing that is the same throughout

mix

noun

English Language Learners Definition of mix (Entry 2 of 2)

: a dry mixture of ingredients that is sold in one package and used for making something (such as a type of food)
: a combination of different kinds of things

mix

verb
\ ˈmiks How to pronounce mix (audio) \
mixed; mixing

Kids Definition of mix

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : to make into one thing by stirring together : blend Mix flour and water to make a paste.
2 : to become one thing through blending Oil will not mix with water.
3 : to make by combining different things
4 : to bring together The book mixes funny and serious elements.
5 : to feel or act friendly toward Our families don't mix.
mix up
1 : confuse sense 1 I mix the sisters up.
2 : to put in the wrong place with other things Don't mix up the papers.
3 : to involve or cause to be involved with a bad situation or group Don't get mixed up in the trouble.

Other Words from mix

mixer \ ˈmik-​sər \ noun

mix

noun

Kids Definition of mix (Entry 2 of 2)

2 : a prepared combination of ingredients for making a food cake mix

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