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 asa : made up of or involving persons differing in race, national origin, religion, or classb : 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.
Recent Examples of mixed from the Web
While some of the dishes, like the canned oranges and mixed veggies, were a little disappointing, there's no doubting the quality of the chili and fried taters.
A mixed-race jury in Neshoba County convicted Killen of manslaughter on the 41st anniversary of the killings.
The plan suggests a park across from the station, and mixed-use (commercial and residential) buildings at Main Street and Calumet Avenue.
Polling has had a mixed record in the U.K. and elsewhere.
The GAO said Tuesday that the system, which has been hobbled by sporadic testing and reliability flaws in some parts, is demonstrating mixed progress.
Put it all together, though, and the sense emerges of a president aggressively, if somewhat awkwardly, trying to assert himself on the world stage — with mixed success depending on his audience.
Cornstarch: 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon (10 grams), mixed with 2 tablespoons cold water, whisked into the simmering dairy, then cooked for 1 minute.
Even before its ugly conclusion, the race in Montana, a state that has long mixed conservatism with populism, had evolved into an early referendum on Mr. Trump and the Republican health care bill.
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Origin and Etymology of mixed
Middle English mixte
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
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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