• WordNet 3.6
    • adj mint as if new "in mint condition"
    • v mint form by stamping, punching, or printing "strike coins","strike a medal"
    • n mint a plant where money is coined by authority of the government
    • n mint a candy that is flavored with a mint oil
    • n mint the leaves of a mint plant used fresh or candied
    • n mint any member of the mint family of plants
    • n mint any north temperate plant of the genus Mentha with aromatic leaves and small mauve flowers
    • n mint (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent "a batch of letters","a deal of trouble","a lot of money","he made a mint on the stock market","see the rest of the winners in our huge passel of photos","it must have cost plenty","a slew of journalists","a wad of money"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The United States Mint once considered producing donut-shaped coins.
    • Mint A large quantity of money; as, to make a mint in stock trading.
    • Mint A place where money is coined by public authority.
    • Mint Any place regarded as a source of unlimited supply; the supply itself. "A mint of phrases in his brain."
    • n Mint mĭnt (Bot) The name of several aromatic labiate plants, mostly of the genus Mentha, yielding odoriferous essential oils by distillation. See Mentha. Corn mint is Mentha arvensis. Horsemint is Mentha sylvestris, and in the United States Monarda punctata, which differs from the true mints in several respects. Mountain mint is any species of the related genus Pycnanthemum, common in North America. Peppermint is Mentha piperita. Spearmint is Mentha viridis. Water mint is Mentha aquatica.
    • Mint To invent; to forge; to fabricate; to fashion. "Titles . . . of such natures as may be easily minted ."
    • Mint To make by stamping, as money; to coin; to make and stamp into money.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The first Life Saver flavour, which was peppermint, was invented in 1912 and it was called Pep-O-Mint
    • n mint A coin; coin; coined money; money.
    • n mint A place where money is coined by public authority. The coining of money is now considered a prerogative of government. In early times there were many mints in England, but now the only one in that country is the Royal Mint, Tower Hill. London. The United States Mint was established by act of April 2d. 1792, and located at Philadelphia. Other mints have since been established at San Francisco, New Orleans, Carson City, and Denver (but the last two are, properly speaking, assay offices). The United States Mint is a bureau of the Treasury Department, under the charge of an officer called the Director of the Mint.
    • n mint Figuratively, a source of fabrication or invention.
    • n mint A quantity such as a mint turns out; a great supply or store: as, a mint of money.
    • n mint [capitalized] A place of privilege or asylum in Southwark, London, near the Queen's Prison, where persons sheltered themselves from justice, under the pretext that this place was an ancient palace of the crown. (Rapalje and Lawrence.) The privilege is now abolished.
    • mint To coin; stamp and convert into money.
    • mint To invent; forge; fabricate.
    • n mint A plant of the genus Mentha. The most familiar species are the peppermint, M. piperita, and the spearmint (garden-mint, mackerelmint), M. viridis, well known as medicines and condiments. The bergamot-mint, affording a perfumers' oil, is M. aquatica, the crisped or curled mint, the variety crispa of the same. The water-mint (or brook-mint) of older usage was M. sylvestris, now called horsemint. The corn-mint is M. arvensis. The pennyroyal-mint or pennyroyal is M. Pulegium — that is, flea-mint. The whorled mint is M. sativa; the wild mint of the United States, M. Canadensis. See cut under Mentha.
    • n mint One of several other, mostly labiate, plants with mint-like properties. Compare catmint.
    • mint To aim; purpose; endeavor.
    • mint To insinuate; hint.
    • n mint The crisped or curled mint, Mentha crispa.
    • n mint The catmint or catnip.
    • n mint The horsemint, M. longifolia.
    • n mint The bergamot-mint, M. citrata.
    • n mint Spearmint.
    • n mint The Oswego tea, Monarda didyma.
    • n mint The wood-calamint, Clinopodium Calamintha.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: One of the largest carriers of hepitius B is diner mints.
    • n Mint mint the place where money is coined by government: a place where anything is invented or made: any source of abundant supply
    • v.t Mint to coin: to invent
    • n Mint mint an aromatic plant producing a highly odoriferous oil
    • v.i Mint mint (Scot.) to purpose, try: to hint.
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  • Don Marquis
    “Every cloud has its silver lining but it is sometimes a little difficult to get it to the mint”


Make a mint - If someone is making a mint, they are making a lot of money.
Mint condition - If something is in mint condition, it is in perfect condition.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. mynet, money, coin, fr. L. moneta, the mint, coined money, fr. Moneta, a surname of Juno, in whose at Rome money was coined; akin to monere, to warn, admonish, AS. manian, and to E. mind,. See Mind, and cf. Money Monition
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. myntan, to mean—munan, to think.


In literature:

Have you heard of mint julep?
"Verner's Pride" by Mrs. Henry Wood
Among the novelties she makes is a candied mint that sells quickly.
"How To Write Special Feature Articles" by Willard Grosvenor Bleyer
And on the left bank there was a wing of the Institute, the flat frontage of the Mint, and yet another enfilade of trees.
"His Masterpiece" by Emile Zola
The mint-marks include Ctesiphon, Ecbatana, Isaphan, Arbela, Ledan, Nehavend, Assyria, Chuzistan, Media, and Kerman, or Carmania.
"The Seven Great Monarchies Of The Ancient Eastern World, Vol 7. (of 7): The Sassanian or New Persian Empire" by George Rawlinson
The principal mint of the United States is in Philadelphia.
"St. Nicholas Magazine for Boys and Girls, Vol. 5, May, 1878, No. 7." by Various
The Master of the Mint.
"Jack Sheppard" by William Harrison Ainsworth
The King and his ministers were yesterday to carry their plate to the mint.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
Mint = aim, pressure, p. 18.
"Of the Orthographie and Congruitie of the Britan Tongue" by Alexander Hume
Umballa gave them new minted rupees for their work, many rupees.
"The Adventures of Kathlyn" by Harold MacGrath
Shred the leaves of a bunch of mint and place in a saucepan; add one-half cup of water and cook slowly for ten minutes.
"Mrs. Wilson's Cook Book" by Mary A. Wilson

In poetry:

I have no riches but my thoughts,
Yet these are wealth enough for me;
My thoughts of you are golden coins
Stamped in the mint of memory;
"Riches" by Sara Teasdale
But oh, the hundred things and more,
That come in at the door! —
The smack of mint, old joy, old pain,
Caught in the gray and tender rain.
"Oh, Gray And Tender Is The Rain" by Lizette Woodworth Reese
Who is that King, but He
Who call'st His crown to be called thine,
That thus can boast to be
Waited on by a wand'ring mine,
A voluntary mint, that strows
Warm silver showers where'er He goes!
"Saint Mar Magdelene; or, The Weeper" by Richard Crashaw
The pungent fragrance of the mint
And pennyroyal drench her gown,
That leaves long shreds of trumpet-blossom tint
Among the thorns, and everywhere the glint
Of gold and white and brown
Her flowery steps waft down.
"Summer Noontide" by Madison Julius Cawein
In the garden of her father little Elsie sits and spins,
And, singing with the early birds, her daily task, begins.
Gay tulips bloom and sweet mint curls around her garden-bower,
But she is sweeter than the mint and fairer than the flower.
"King Volmer and Elsie" by John Greenleaf Whittier
"It is the graven symbol of your ache,"
I said, " — the minted meaning of your blood;
And he who works not, robs you when he buys!
You are the vassal of a thing you make!"
I left him staring hard upon the mud,
The glimmer of a portent in his eyes.
"Money" by John Gneisenau Neihardt

In news:

Cohen will pen the screenplay, which focuses on Newton as the chief detective and head of the British Mint.
Almost exactly one year ago today, we wrote about how newly minted Republican Govs Scott Walker (Wis.), John Kasich (Ohio) and Rick Scott (Fla.) were having a very hard time early in their first terms.
(WHAS11) -It's one expensive Mint Julep , but the proceeds all go to a good cause.
The $1,000 Mint Julep was unveiled for this year's Kentucky Derby on Monday.
Mint is what can cure the summertime blues.
Bizzy Caroline Keeps Digging, Wins Mint Julep .
Early Times Mint Julep H (gr.
Tapitsfly Primed for Mint Julep at Churchill.
Millionaire's Row Mint Julep .
Muddle mint and simple syrup.
History of the mint julep .
A woman drinks a mint julep during the 132nd Kentucky Derby on May 6, 2006 at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky.
For the past 25 years, the Early Times Mint Julep has proudly served as the "Official Drink of the Kentucky Derby".
Muddle four mint leaves, and combine with liquors and mixers in shaker.
Scope® has recalled about 35,000 bottles of its Original Mint Mouthwash .

In science:

Fig. 22.— Same as Figure 21, except now showing the 3 M⊙ rather than the 1 M⊙ model 4 core: observational signatures Lbol (top panels), Tbol (middle panels) and Lbol /Lsmm (bottom panels) versus Mint /Mtot , the ratio of internal (protostar+disk) to total (protostar+disk+envelope) mass.
Evolutionary Signatures in the Formation of Low-Mass Protostars. II. Towards Reconciling Models and Observations
Since the envelope mass quickly decreases in each burst due to the entrainment of material in the outflow (see above and Figure 25), Mtot also quickly decreases in each burst and thus the ratio of Mint/Mtot quickly increases.
Evolutionary Signatures in the Formation of Low-Mass Protostars. II. Towards Reconciling Models and Observations
As a result, the values on the x-axis in Figures 27 − 29 no longer increase linearly with time; the bursts occupy a much lower fraction of total time than they do total Mint/Mtot .
Evolutionary Signatures in the Formation of Low-Mass Protostars. II. Towards Reconciling Models and Observations
Fig. 28.— Same as Figure 28, except now showing the 1 M⊙ rather than the 0.3 M⊙ model 5 core: observational signatures Lbol (top panels), Tbol (middle panels) and Lbol /Lsmm (bottom panels) versus Mint /Mtot , the ratio of internal (protostar+disk) to total (protostar+disk+envelope) mass.
Evolutionary Signatures in the Formation of Low-Mass Protostars. II. Towards Reconciling Models and Observations
Fig. 27.— Same as Figure 20, except now for model 5: observational signatures Lbol (top panels), Tbol (middle panels) and Lbol /Lsmm (bottom panels) versus Mint /Mtot , the ratio of internal (protostar+disk) to total (protostar+disk+envelope) mass.
Evolutionary Signatures in the Formation of Low-Mass Protostars. II. Towards Reconciling Models and Observations