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

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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

There's a reason people warn not to mix family and business—and those people likely aren't facing constant hypotheses on their relationships with siblings and in-laws. Hadley Keller, House Beautiful, "Why Is Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's Household Split From Kate Middleton and Prince William Such a Big Deal?," 15 Mar. 2019 Marjan says all the pieces are designed to be mixed, matched, and stacked. Elizabeth Denton, Allure, "Hairstylist Justine Marjan and Kitsch Launched a Second Round of Hair Accessories, and They’re Everything," 12 Mar. 2019 Remember the Rule of Three Start with three necklaces of three different lengths, and be sure to mix chain styles. Will Kahn, Town & Country, "How to Layer Necklaces," 8 Mar. 2019 Add the butter, 2 eggs, and the yeast mixture and continue to mix until a sticky dough forms—about 3 minutes. Country Living Staff, Country Living, "The Best Hot Cross Buns Recipe to Make This Easter," 7 Mar. 2019 On Sunday, astronauts opened the capsule's doors to allow its oxygen to mix with the ISS air supply. Sam Blum, Popular Mechanics, "SpaceX's First Manned Mission to The ISS Could Come as Quickly as July," 4 Mar. 2019 Global health experts stress that breast milk is especially important for infants in poor countries, where clean water to mix with powdered formula may be hard to come by. Ashley Welch, CBS News, "Why breastfeeding is the "gold standard" for babies' health," 10 July 2018 The mood around Nashville last week was one of celebration mixed with relief. Cari Wade Gervin, Curbed, "Will Amazon be good for Nashville?," 21 Nov. 2018 Vietnamese tailors mixed with Indian petrochemical engineers. The Economist, "Demography is not destinyBuilding a multiracial coalition is more difficult than it seems," 12 July 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

For now the project, a mix of luxury condominiums, a hotel, restaurants and shops, is on hold. Scott Wilson, The Seattle Times, "Once flat and wide on the frontier, Western cityscapes are now rising tall and sleek," 4 Feb. 2019 What’s more, finding the proper mix of bipolar disorder or schizophrenia medications can be necessary for being in the healthiest state possible before conceiving. Korin Miller, SELF, "What to Know About Getting Pregnant If You Take Antipsychotics," 17 Jan. 2019 The president’s proposal—a mix of physical barriers, technology and more Border Patrol agents—is one that benefits everyone. Dan Crenshaw, WSJ, "The Silly Arguments Against a Border Wall," 10 Jan. 2019 Dead Cells Dead Cells is a unique mix of Metroid and Castlevania, a true Metroidvania. Tom Warren, The Verge, "The 10 best games for your new Xbox One," 26 Dec. 2018 In that mix was parent of six and actress Angelina Jolie, who stepped out with son Pax to the Burton shop in Santa Monica in search of cool pieces for her brood. Edward Barsamian, Vogue, "Angelina Jolie Wraps Up in the Perfect Winter Coat," 24 Dec. 2018 Boxed gingerbread mix is super Christmas-y and ridiculously easy to bake, which is a win-win in our book. Heather Finn, Good Housekeeping, "This Christmas Trifle Recipe Is the Ultimate Make-Ahead Holiday Dessert," 12 Dec. 2018 The city is a wild hodgepodge of restaurants, markets, and street stalls; its cuisine is a mix of Malay, Indian, Thai, and Chinese influences (with a particular leaning toward the Teochew, Hokkien, and Cantonese flavors of the Chinese south). Fuchsia Dunlop, Condé Nast Traveler, "Penang is Asia's Next Great Foodie City," 15 Nov. 2018 But instead of disappearing in a few bites, this sultry mix of flavors is here to bless your brunette strands with a dash of rich auburn. Leah Prinzivalli, Allure, "The Chili Chocolate Hair-Color Trend Is the Prettiest Way for Brunettes to Go Red," 3 Oct. 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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