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: 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
a can of mixed nuts
We ate salads of mixed greens.
They live in a mixed neighborhood.
She's of mixed African and European ancestry.
people of mixed racial origin
His decision got a mixed reaction from the family.
The experiment got mixed results.
Origin and Etymology of mixed
Middle English mixte
First Known Use: 15th century
MIXED Defined for English Language Learners
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
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 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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