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Meaning of “mint” in the English Dictionary

"mint" in British English

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mintnoun

uk   us   /mɪnt/
  • mint noun (PLANT)

B2 [U] a ​herb whose ​leaves have a ​strong, ​freshsmell and ​taste and are used for giving ​flavour to ​food: a ​sprig of mint mint-flavoured ​gum/​toothpaste [C] a ​sweet with a mint ​flavour: a ​packet of extra-strong mints after-dinner ​chocolate mints

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mintadjective [before noun]

uk   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   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 ​cleansmell and ​taste, used to ​flavorfood, ​drinks, and ​candy [C/U] A mint is also a ​candy with this ​strong, ​freshflavor.
  • mint noun (COIN FACTORY)

[C] a ​place where the new ​coins and ​papermoney of a ​country are made [C] infml A mint is also a very ​largeamount of ​money: The new ​roofcost 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 ​papermoney of a country are made: The U.S. Mint ​issued about 8.23 ​billionpennies 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 ​saleprice, 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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