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"mint" in British English

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mintnoun

uk   /mɪnt/  us   /mɪnt/

mintadjective [before noun]

uk   /mɪnt/  us   /mɪnt/
Mint stamps and coins, etc. have not been used: A collector would pay $500 for a mint copy.
in mint condition
perfect, as if new: I bought a two-year-old car, in mint condition, with less than 20,000 miles.

mintverb [T]

uk   /mɪnt/  us   /mɪnt/
(Definition of mint from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"mint" in American English

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mintnoun

 us   /mɪnt/
  • mint noun (PLANT)

[C/U] an herb whose leaves have a clean smell and taste, used to flavor food, drinks, and candy
[C/U] A mint is also a candy with this strong, fresh flavor.
  • mint noun (COIN FACTORY)

[C] a place where the new coins and paper money of a country are made
[C] infml A mint is also a very large amount of money: The new roof cost us a mint.
mint
adjective [not gradable]  us   /mɪnt/

mintverb [T]

 us   /mɪnt/
  • mint verb [T] (MAKE COINS)

to make a new coin
(Definition of mint from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"mint" in Business English

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mintnoun

uk   us   /mɪnt/
[C] MONEY a place where the coins and paper money of a country are made: The U.S. Mint issued about 8.23 billion pennies last year.
[S] informal an extremely large amount of money: The whole crazy project took ten years and cost a mint.make a mint from/on/out of sth The movie studio is likely to make a mint on the film.

mintadjective

uk   us   /mɪnt/
in mint condition
something that is in mint condition looks or works almost like it is new: To get a good sale price, both the record and its cover should be in mint condition.

mintverb [T]

uk   us   /mɪnt/ MONEY
if a government mints a coin, it makes it: It costs more to mint a coin than to print a bill.
(Definition of mint from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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