Mine vs Quarry what difference

what is difference between Mine and Quarry

English

Pronunciation

  • enPR: mīn, IPA(key): /maɪn/
  • Rhymes: -aɪn

Etymology 1

From Middle English min, myn, from Old English mīn, from Proto-Germanic *mīnaz, from Proto-Indo-European *méynos. Cognate with Saterland Frisian mien, West Frisian myn, Dutch mijn, Low German mien, German mein, Danish, Swedish and Norwegian min, Icelandic mín.

Alternative forms

  • myne (obsolete)

Pronoun

mine

  1. My; belonging to me; that which belongs to me.
    1. Used predicatively.
    2. Used substantively, with an implied noun.
    3. Used absolutely, set off from the sentence.
    4. Used otherwise not directly before the possessed noun.
Translations
See also

Determiner

mine

  1. My; belonging to me.
    1. (archaic) Used attributively after the noun it modifies.
      • a. 1611, William Shakespeare, The Tempest, Act V, Scene 1:
        [] Flesh and blood, / You, brother mine, that entertain’d ambition, / []
    2. (archaic) Used attributively before a vowel.
      • 1862 February, Julia Ward Howe, “The Battle Hymn of the Republic”, in The Atlantic Monthly, Volume IX, Number LII, page 10,
        Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord: / []
Usage notes
  • My and mine are essentially two forms of the same word, with my being used attributively before the noun, and mine being used in all other cases, as may be seen in most of the usage examples and quotations above. In this respect, this word is analogous to most of the other possessive pronouns (e.g. your vs. yours), as well as a number of other noun modifiers, such as lone/alone.
  • Historically, my came to be used only before a consonant sound, and later came to be used regardless of the following sound. Nonetheless, mine still sees archaic pre-vocalic use, as may be seen in the 1862 quotation above.

Etymology 2

From Middle English, from Old French mine, from Late Latin mina, from Gaulish (compare to Welsh mwyn, Irish mianach (ore)), from Proto-Celtic *mēnis (ore, metal).

Noun

mine (plural mines)

  1. An excavation from which ore or solid minerals are taken, especially one consisting of underground tunnels.
  2. (figuratively) Any source of wealth or resources.
  3. (military) A passage dug toward or underneath enemy lines, which is then packed with explosives.
  4. (military) A device intended to explode when stepped upon or touched, or when approached by a ship, vehicle, or person.
  5. (pyrotechnics) A type of firework that explodes on the ground, shooting sparks upward.
  6. (entomology) The cavity made by a caterpillar while feeding inside a leaf.
  7. (computing) A machine or network of machines used to extract units of a cryptocurrency.
Derived terms
Translations

Verb

mine (third-person singular simple present mines, present participle mining, simple past and past participle mined)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) To remove (ore) from the ground.
  2. To dig into, for ore or metal.
    • 1837, Andrew Ure, Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines
      Lead veins have been traced [] but they have not been mined.
  3. (transitive) To sow mines (the explosive devices) in (an area).
  4. (transitive) To damage (a vehicle or ship) with a mine (an explosive device).
  5. (intransitive) To dig a tunnel or hole; to burrow in the earth.
  6. To dig away, or otherwise remove, the substratum or foundation of; to lay a mine under; to sap; to undermine.
    • 1630, John Hayward, The Life and Raigne of King Edward VI
      They mined the walls.
  7. (by extension, figuratively) To ruin or destroy by slow degrees or secret means.
  8. (slang) To pick one’s nose.
  9. (cryptocurrencies) To earn new units of cryptocurrency by doing certain calculations.
    Coordinate term: mint
Derived terms
Translations

Etymology 3

Borrowed from French mine.

Noun

mine (plural mines)

  1. Alternative form of mien

Anagrams

  • Emin, Mien, mien

Aromanian

Pronoun

mine

  1. Alternative form of mini

Crimean Gothic

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *mēnô.

Noun

mine

  1. moon
    • 1562, Ogier Ghiselin de Busbecq:
      Mine. Luna.

Czech

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈmɪnɛ]
  • Rhymes: -ɪnɛ
  • Hyphenation: mi‧ne

Verb

mine

  1. third-person singular future indicative of minout

Danish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /miːnə/, [ˈmiːnə], [ˈmiːn̩]

Noun

mine c (singular definite minen, plural indefinite miner)

  1. look, air, mien
  2. (military) mine
  3. pit

Inflection

Pronoun

mine

  1. (possessive) plural of min

See also


French

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /min/
  • Rhymes: -in
  • Homophones: minent, mines

Etymology 1

From Vulgar Latin *mina, Gaulish *meina (see also Welsh mwyn, Irish míanach (ore)), from Proto-Celtic *mēnis (ore, metal).

Noun

mine f (plural mines)

  1. mine (excavation or explosive)
  2. pencil lead
  3. (soccer) piledriver, scorcher
Derived terms

Etymology 2

Borrowed from Breton min (beak, muzzle) (from Proto-Celtic *mēnis, in the sense of “red”), or from Italian mina, from Latin minio (to redden).

Noun

mine f (plural mines)

  1. appearance, physical aspect; expression
Derived terms

Etymology 3

From miner

Verb

mine

  1. inflection of miner:
    1. first/third-person singular present indicative/subjunctive
    2. second-person singular imperative

Anagrams

  • mien

Further reading

  • “mine” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

References


Irish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈmʲɪnʲə/

Adjective

mine

  1. inflection of mion:
    1. genitive feminine singular
    2. comparative degree

Noun

mine f

  1. genitive singular of min

Mutation


Italian

Noun

mine f

  1. plural of mina

Anagrams

  • meni

Japanese

Romanization

mine

  1. Rōmaji transcription of みね

Middle Dutch

Etymology 1

Borrowed from Old French mine.

Noun

mine f

  1. ore vein, mine
Inflection

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

Descendants
  • Dutch: mijn
  • Limburgish: mien

Etymology 2

See the etymology of the main entry.

Determiner

mine

  1. inflection of mijn:
    1. feminine nominative/accusative singular
    2. nominative/accusative plural

Further reading

  • Verwijs, E.; Verdam, J. (1885–1929) , “mine (II)”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, →ISBN, page II

Middle English

Determiner

mine (subjective pronoun I)

  1. Alternative form of min

Pronoun

mine (subjective I)

  1. Alternative form of min

Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology

From Old Norse mínir, or from Old French mine

Pronunciation

Noun

mine f or m (definite singular mina or minen, indefinite plural miner, definite plural minene)

  1. a mine (excavation or explosive)

Derived terms

Determiner

mine

  1. plural of min

References

  • “mine” in The Bokmål Dictionary.
  • “min” in The Bokmål Dictionary.

Norwegian Nynorsk

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /²miːnə/ (example of pronunciation)

Etymology 1

From Old Norse mínir, or from Old French mine

Noun

mine f (definite singular mina, indefinite plural miner, definite plural minene)

  1. a mine (excavation or explosive)

Derived terms

  • minefelt

Etymology 2

Verb

mine (present tense minar/miner, past tense mina/minte, past participle mina/mint, passive infinitive minast, present participle minande, imperative min)

  1. Alternative form of mina

Etymology 3

See the etymology of the main entry.

Determiner

mine

  1. plural of min

References

  • “mine” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.
  • “min” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Phuthi

Etymology

From Proto-Nguni *miná.

Pronoun

miné

  1. I, me; first-person singular absolute pronoun.

Portuguese

Verb

mine

  1. first-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of minar
  2. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present subjunctive of minar
  3. third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of minar
  4. third-person singular (você) negative imperative of minar

Romanian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈmi.ne/
  • Rhymes: -ine

Etymology 1

From Latin , possibly through a Vulgar Latin root *mēne, or through analogy with cine, from *quene, from quem. It also possibly acquired this ending through adopting the common Latin accusative inflection -inem. Compare tine, sine. Compare also Aromanian mini, Dalmatian main.

Pronoun

mine (stressed accusative form of eu)

  1. (direct object, preceded by preposition, such as “pe”, “cu”, “la”, or “pentru”) me
Related terms
  • (unstressed form)
See also
  • tine
  • sine

Etymology 2

Noun

mine

  1. plural of mină

Scots

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /məin/

Pronoun

mine

  1. mine

Scottish Gaelic

Noun

mine f

  1. genitive singular of min

Mutation


Sidamo

Etymology

From Proto-Cushitic *min- (house, to build). Cognates include Oromo mana, Burji mina and Hadiyya mine.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈmine/

Noun

mine m

  1. house

References

  • Kazuhiro Kawachi (2007) A grammar of Sidaama (Sidamo), a Cushitic language of Ethiopia, page 62

Spanish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈmine/, [ˈmi.ne]

Verb

mine

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of minar.
  2. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of minar.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of minar.
  4. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of minar.

Swazi

Etymology

From Proto-Nguni *miná.

Pronoun

miné

  1. I, me; first-person singular absolute pronoun.

Westrobothnian

Pronunciation

  • (Lövånger) IPA(key): [mìːɳe̞]
    Rhymes: -ìːnɛ

Pronoun

mine n sg

  1. (possessive pronoun): dative neuter singular of männ

Declension


English

Alternative forms

  • currie, curry (obsolete)

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈkwɒɹi/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈk(w)ɔɹi/
  • Rhymes: -ɒɹi
  • Hyphenation: quar‧ry

Etymology 1

From Middle English quarere, from Medieval Latin quarreria (1266), literally a “place where stones are squared”, from Old French quarrière (compare modern French carrière), from Vulgar Latin *quadraria, from Latin quadrō (I square), itself from quadra (a square), from quattuor (four), ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *kʷetwóres (four).

Noun

quarry (plural quarries)

  1. (mining) A site for mining stone, limestone, or slate.
Synonyms
  • delf
Derived terms
Translations
Descendants
  • Irish: cairéal m
  • Welsh: chwarel m

Verb

quarry (third-person singular simple present quarries, present participle quarrying, simple past and past participle quarried)

  1. (transitive) To obtain (or mine) stone by extraction from a quarry.
  2. (figuratively, transitive) To extract or slowly obtain by long, tedious searching.
Synonyms
  • (obtain stone by extraction): mine
  • (extract by searching): dig, dig up, unearth
Derived terms
  • quarrying (noun)
Translations

Etymology 2

From Middle English quyrrey, querre, curee, quirre, from Anglo-Norman quirreie, from Old French cuiriee (entrails of deer placed on the hide and given to dogs of the chase as a reward) (influenced by cuir (skin (of an animal)), from Latin corium (a hide)), from coree (entrails, viscera), from Vulgar Latin corata (entrails), from Latin cor (heart).

Noun

quarry (countable and uncountable, plural quarries)

  1. (uncountable, obsolete) A part of the entrails of a hunted animal, given to the hounds as a reward.
  2. (uncountable) An animal, often a bird or mammal, which is hunted.
  3. (countable) An object of search or pursuit.
Synonyms
  • mark
  • prey
  • target
Translations

Verb

quarry (third-person singular simple present quarries, present participle quarrying, simple past and past participle quarried)

  1. To secure prey; to prey, as a vulture or harpy.

Etymology 3

Alteration of quarrel (diamond-shaped piece of coloured glass forming part of a stained glass window; square tile).

Noun

quarry (plural quarries)

  1. A diamond-shaped tile or pane, often of glass or stone.
Derived terms
  • quarry light
  • quarry tile

References

  • Douglas Harper (2001–2021) , “quarry”, in Online Etymology Dictionary

Further reading

  • quarry on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
  • quarry (disambiguation) on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

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