Meaning of mint

mint

Pronunciation: (mint), [key]
— n.
  1. any aromatic herb of the genus Mentha, having opposite leaves and small, whorled flowers, as the spearmint and peppermint. Cf.
  2. a soft or hard confection, often shaped like a wafer, that is usually flavored with peppermint and often served after lunch or dinner.
  3. any of various flavored hard candies packaged as a roll of small round wafers.
—adj.
  1. made or flavored with mint: mint tea.

mint

Pronunciation: (mint), [key]
— n.
  1. a place where coins, paper currency, special medals, etc., are produced under government authority.
  2. a place where something is produced or manufactured
  3. a vast amount, esp. of money: He made a mint in oil wells.
—adj.
  1. (of a stamp) being in its original, unused condition.
  2. unused or appearing to be newly made and never used: a book in mint condition.
—v.t.
  1. to make (coins, money, etc.) by stamping metal.
  2. to turn (metal) into coins: to mint gold into sovereigns.
  3. to make or fabricate; invent: to mint words.

mint

Pronunciation: (mint), [key]
— Scot. and North Eng. Scot. and North Eng.
—n.
  1. intent; purpose.
  2. an attempt; try; effort.
—v.t.
  1. to try (something); attempt.
  2. to take aim at (something) with a gun.
  3. to hit or strike at (someone or something).
—v.i.
  1. to try; attempt.
  2. to take aim.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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