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  1. [ma͟ɪn]


    PRON-POSS: oft n of PRON

    Mine is the first person singular possessive pronoun. A speaker or writer uses mine to refer to something that belongs or relates to himself or herself.

  2. [ma͟ɪn]


    mines, mining, mined

    1. N-COUNT: oft n N A mine is a place where deep holes and tunnels are dug under the ground in order to obtain a mineral such as coal, diamonds, or gold.

    2. VERB: usu passive When a mineral such as coal, diamonds, or gold is mined, it is obtained from the ground by digging deep holes and tunnels.

    3. N-COUNT A mine is a bomb which is hidden in the ground or in water and which explodes when people or things touch it.

    4. VERB If an area of land or water is mined, mines are placed there which will explode when people or things touch them.

    5. PHRASE: mine inflects, usu v-link PHR If you say that someone is a mine of information, you mean that they know a great deal about something.

    6. See also mining

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ma͟ɪnNeuter nounMine is the first person singular possessive pronoun. A speaker or writer uses mine to refer to something that belongs or relates to himself or herself.Examples

Her right hand is inches from mine...
That wasn't his fault, it was mine...
I'm looking for a friend of mine who lives here.

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Word forms


Basic forms
Present Participle (Participle I)mining
Past Participle (Participle II)mined
Present Indefinite, Active Voice
I minewe mine
you mineyou mine
he/she/it minesthey mine
Present Continuous, Active Voice
I am miningwe are mining
you are miningyou are mining
he/she/it is miningthey are mining
Present Perfect, Active Voice
I have minedwe have mined
you have minedyou have mined
he/she/it has minedthey have mined
Present Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I have been miningwe have been mining
you have been miningyou have been mining
he/she/it has been miningthey have been mining
Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I minedwe mined
you minedyou mined
he/she/it minedthey mined
Past Continuous, Active Voice
I was miningwe were mining
you were miningyou were mining
he/she/it was miningthey were mining
Past Perfect, Active Voice
I had minedwe had mined
you had minedyou had mined
he/she/it had minedthey had mined
Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I had been miningwe had been mining
you had been miningyou had been mining
he/she/it had been miningthey had been mining
Future Indefinite, Active Voice
I shall/will minewe shall/will mine
you will mineyou will mine
he/she/it will minethey will mine
Future Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will be miningwe shall/will be mining
you will be miningyou will be mining
he/she/it will be miningthey will be mining
Future Perfect, Active Voice
I shall/will have minedwe shall/will have mined
you will have minedyou will have mined
he/she/it will have minedthey will have mined
Future Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will have been miningwe shall/will have been mining
you will have been miningyou will have been mining
he/she/it will have been miningthey will have been mining
Future in the Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I should/would minewe should/would mine
you would mineyou would mine
he/she/it would minethey would mine
Future in the Past Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would be miningwe should/would be mining
you would be miningyou would be mining
he/she/it would be miningthey would be mining
Future in the Past Perfect, Active Voice
I should/would have minedwe should/would have mined
you would have minedyou would have mined
he/she/it would have minedthey would have mined
Future in the Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would have been miningwe should/would have been mining
you would have been miningyou would have been mining
he/she/it would have been miningthey would have been mining
Present Indefinite, Passive Voice
I am minedwe are mined
you are minedyou are mined
he/she/it is minedthey are mined
Present Continuous, Passive Voice
I am being minedwe are being mined
you are being minedyou are being mined
he/she/it is being minedthey are being mined
Present Perfect, Passive Voice
I have been minedwe have been mined
you have been minedyou have been mined
he/she/it has been minedthey have been mined
Past Indefinite, Passive Voice
I was minedwe were mined
you were minedyou were mined
he/she/it was minedthey were mined
Past Continuous, Passive Voice
I was being minedwe were being mined
you were being minedyou were being mined
he/she/it was being minedthey were being mined
Past Perfect, Passive Voice
I had been minedwe had been mined
you had been minedyou had been mined
he/she/it had been minedthey had been mined
Future Indefinite, Passive Voice
I shall/will be minedwe shall/will be mined
you will be minedyou will be mined
he/she/it will be minedthey will be mined
Future Perfect, Passive Voice
I shall/will have been minedwe shall/will have been mined
you will have been minedyou will have been mined
he/she/it will have been minedthey will have been mined


pronoun, singular, 1st person
Attributive functionNominal function


Common caseminemines
Possessive casemine'smines'