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Definition 1: explosive device that explodes on contact; designed to destroy vehicles or ships or to kill or maim personnel - [noun denoting artifact]

(mine is a kind of ...) device that bursts with sudden violence from internal energy

(... is a kind of mine ) an explosive mine designed to destroy ships that bump into it

(... is a kind of mine ) an explosive mine hidden underground; explodes when stepped on or driven over

Definition 2: excavation in the earth from which ores and minerals are extracted - [noun denoting artifact]

(mine is a kind of ...) a hole in the ground made by excavating

(... is a kind of mine ) a mine where sulphur is dug from the ground

(... is a kind of mine ) a mine where coal is dug from the ground

(... is a kind of mine ) an open mine (usually for coal) where the seams run close to the surface

(... is a kind of mine ) a mine where copper is dug from the ground

(... is a kind of mine ) a mine where gold ore is found

(... is a kind of mine ) a mine where silver ore is dug

(... is a kind of mine ) a mine where salt is dug

(mine is a part of ...) a long vertical passage sunk into the earth, as for a mine or tunnel

(mine is a part of ...) excavation consisting of a vertical or sloping passageway for finding or mining ore or for ventilating a mine

(mine is a part of ...) a nearly horizontal passage from the surface into a mine

(... is part of mine) a workplace consisting of a coal mine plus all the buildings and equipment connected with it

Definition 3: lay mines - [verb of competition]

Samples where mine or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The Vietnamese mined Cambodia

(mine is a kind of ...) make stronger

"he reinforced the concrete"

(... is a kind of mine ) destroy enemy mines with one's own mines

"We countermined the banks of the river"

Definition 4: get from the earth by excavation - [verb of consumption]

Samples where mine or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • mine ores and metals

(mine is a kind of ...) draw from; make good use of

"we must exploit the resources we are given wisely"

(... is a kind of mine ) extract (ore) from a strip-mine

(mine implies ...) turn up, loosen, or remove earth

"Dig we must" "turn over the soil for aeration"

(mine belongs to category ...) the act of extracting ores or coal etc from the earth

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