mingle

Definitions

  • Upon the ground, with aching bones, poor bruin mingled sighs and groans
    Upon the ground, with aching bones, poor bruin mingled sighs and groans
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v mingle to bring or combine together or with something else "resourcefully he mingled music and dance"
    • v mingle get involved or mixed-up with "He was about to mingle in an unpleasant affair"
    • v mingle be all mixed up or jumbled together "His words jumbled"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Mingle A mixture.
    • Mingle To associate (with certain people); as, he's too highfalutin to mingle with working stiffs.
    • Mingle To associate or unite in society or by ties of relationship; to cause or allow to intermarry; to intermarry. "The holy seed have mingled themselves with the people of those lands."
    • Mingle To become mixed or blended.
    • Mingle To deprive of purity by mixture; to contaminate. "A mingled , imperfect virtue."
    • Mingle To make or prepare by mixing the ingredients of. "He] proceeded to mingle another draught."
    • Mingle To mix; intermix; to combine or join, as an individual or part, with other parts, but commonly so as to be distinguishable in the product; to confuse; to confound. "There was . . . fire mingled with the hail."
    • Mingle To move (among other people); -- of people; as, the president left his car to mingle with the crowd; a host at a a party should mingle with his guests.
    • Mingle To put together; to join.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • mingle To mix; blend; combine intimately; form a combination of.
    • mingle To form by mixing or blending; combine the parts or ingredients of; compound or concoct.
    • mingle To bring into relation or association; connect or conjoin.
    • mingle To confuse; impair or spoil by mixture with something.
    • mingle Synonyms and Mingle, Mix, Blend. Mingle and mix are often quite synonymous; where they differ, mix is likely to be found to indicate a more complete loss of individuality by that which is joined with something else. Blend vividly suggests the joining of two or more colors to form a third, and so a passing of two or more sounds, qualities, or the like into each other in such a way as to produce a result partaking of the qualities of each.
    • mingle To be or become joined, combined, or mixed; enter into combination or intimate relation: as, to mingle with society; oil and water will not mingle.
    • mingle To be formed by mixingor blending.
    • mingle Synonyms see I.
    • n mingle A mixture; a medley; a jumble.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Mingle ming′gl to mix: to unite into one mass: to confuse: to join in mutual intercourse
    • v.i Mingle to become mixed or confused
    • n Mingle a medley
    • v.t Mingle to confuse, jumble together
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Quotations

  • William Shakespeare
    William%20Shakespeare
    “The web of our life is of a mingled yarn, good and ill together.”
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel%20Johnson
    “To act from pure benevolence is not possible for finite human beings, Human benevolence is mingled with vanity, interest, or some other motive.”
  • John Donne
    John%20Donne
    “More than kisses letters mingle souls.”
  • John Donne
    John%20Donne
    “Sir, more than kisses, letters mingle souls. For, thus friends absent speak.”
  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
    Henry%20Wadsworth%20Longfellow
    “Like a French poem is life; being only perfect in structure when with the masculine rhymes mingled the feminine are.”
  • Denis Diderot
    Denis%20Diderot
    “The pit of a theatre is the one place where the tears of virtuous and wicked men alike are mingled.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From OE. mengen, AS. mengan,; akin to D. & G. mengen, Icel. menga, also to E. among, and possibly to mix,. Cf. Among Mongrel

Usage

In literature:

It was with mingled feelings of interest, anxiety, and solemnity that he surveyed the scene outside through a hole in the door.
"The Rover of the Andes" by R.M. Ballantyne
Fortunately, the obliging wave which came in-board at the same moment mingled with the soup, and saved both men from a scalding.
"Blue Lights" by R.M. Ballantyne
The finished epistle was a curious mingling of both.
"Olive A Novel" by Dinah Maria Craik, (AKA Dinah Maria Mulock)
But Slade could not hide his mingled uneasiness and anger.
"Bloom of Cactus" by Robert Ames Bennet
Trojans and Sicilians gather mingling from all sides, Nisus and Euryalus foremost .
"The Aeneid of Virgil" by Virgil
Then a third, coming quickly after; while preceding, and mingling with the reports are men's voices, apparently in mad expostulation.
"The Death Shot" by Mayne Reid
Shouts of astonishment could be heard mingling with the hoof-strokes.
"The War Trail" by Mayne Reid
Again the appeal for help rang out, mingled with a blood-curdling screech.
"The Camp in the Snow" by William Murray Graydon
Relief was mingled with Captain Mayo's regret.
"Blow The Man Down" by Holman Day
But there was some surprise, too, mingled with the charm.
"Robert Elsmere" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
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In poetry:

So with quick speed Sansado cried,
With mingled joy and shame:
The noble Neela, thus replied,
With eyes of temperate flame.
"The Serpents" by William Hayley
And parted thus they rest, who play'd
Beneath the same green tree;
Whose voices mingled as they pray'd
Around one parent knee!
"The Graves Of A Household" by Felicia Dorothea Hemans
"But the cloud-capp'd mountains rise,
Crown'd with purest whiteness,
And mingle with the skies,
That shine with azure brightness.
"To A Flower" by Margaret Davidson
And my thoughts, along with the music
Which the great sad poet sings,
Flow back to a time that mingles
With the crash of railway things.
"An Old Copy Of Dante" by Alexander Anderson
E'en now half-mingled with the sky,
And all prepared, oh! not to die,
But like the prophet, to aspire
To Heaven's triumphal car of fire.
"The Aged Patriarch" by Felicia Dorothea Hemans
May the song this people raises,
And its vows, to Thee addressed,
Mingle with the prayers and praises,
That Thou hearest from the blessed.
"Hymns for Ordination and Installation III" by John Pierpont

In news:

Spotted at Midtown Mingle .
Spotted at the MidTown Mingle .
Current Tigers mingle with legends for Madness.
Current Tigers mingle with legends for Memphis Madness.
Mingle with one of America's top culinary talents.
Chris Brown's Ex, Karrueche Tran, Is Single.and Ready To Mingle .
Man accused of being Russia agent didn't mingle .
Real, imagined mingle in Ronald Christ's paintings.
Are you ready to mingle .
State Attorney Lawson Lamar poses with his team at the Winter Park Political Mingle July 23.
Close to 200 revelers — most wearing joyfully psychedelic costumes — were mingling and dancing enthusiastically under the overcast skies.
Mosey, munch , sip and mingle at the Wine Walk.
The behind-the-scenes galas are allowing delegates and elected officials to mingle with donors and Republican elites.
Patrons and merchants mingle in the courtyard.
During the grand opening Thursday, visitors mingle in the Dress for Success Southern Nevada boutique in the organization's offices at 3400 W Desert Inn Road, Las Vegas.
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In science:

We claim further that an operation exists for any pattern satisfying a certain “mingling property”.
When Can You Fold a Map?
We call this the mingling property because, for maximal sequences of consecutive creases with the same direction, it says that there are folds of the opposite direction nearby.
When Can You Fold a Map?
In this sense, the mountain-valley pattern is “crowded” and the mountains and valleys must “mingle” together.
When Can You Fold a Map?
Next we show that having the mingling property suffices to imply the existence of a single crimpable pair or foldable end.
When Can You Fold a Map?
Ideally, we could show at this point that performing either of the two local operations preserves the mingling property, and hence a mountain-valley pattern is mingling precisely if it is flat-foldable.
When Can You Fold a Map?
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