mixed

adjective \ ˈmikst \
Updated on: 4 Dec 2017

Definition of mixed

1 : combining characteristics of more than one kind; specifically : combining features of two or more systems of government
  • a mixed constitution
2 : made up of or involving individuals or items of more than one kind: such as
a : made up of or involving persons differing in race, national origin, religion, or class
b : made up of or involving individuals of both sexes
  • mixed company
3 : including or accompanied by inconsistent, incompatible, or contrary elements
  • mixed emotions
  • received mixed reviews
  • a mixed blessing
4 : deriving from two or more races or breeds
  • a stallion of mixed blood

Examples of mixed in a Sentence

  1. a can of mixed nuts

  2. We ate salads of mixed greens.

  3. They live in a mixed neighborhood.

  4. She's of mixed African and European ancestry.

  5. people of mixed racial origin

  6. His decision got a mixed reaction from the family.

  7. The experiment got mixed results.

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Origin and Etymology of mixed

Middle English mixte



MIXED Defined for English Language Learners

mixed

adjective

Definition of mixed for English Language Learners

  • : made of different kinds of things mixed together or combined

  • : including or involving people of different races or religions

  • : including or involving people of both sexes


MIXED Defined for Kids

mixed

adjective \ ˈmikst \

Definition of mixed for Students

1 : made up of two or more kinds
  • mixed candy
2 : made up of both females and males
  • They sing in a mixed choir.
3 : made up of parts that are very different from one another
  • He has mixed feelings about moving away.

Medical Dictionary

mixed

adjective \ ˈmikst \

medical Definition of mixed

1 : combining features or exhibiting symptoms of more than one condition or disease
  • a mixed tumor
2 : producing more than one kind of secretion
  • mixed salivary glands


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