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Definition of the noun mince
What does mince mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: minces
- food chopped into small bits
Alternative definition of the noun mince
- [uncountable] Finely chopped meat.
- [uncountable] Finely chopped mixed fruit used in Christmas pies; mincemeat.
- [countable] An affected (often dainty or short and precise) gait.
- [countable] An affected manner, especially of speaking; an affectation.
Definition of the verb mince
What does mince mean as a doing word?
verb - inflections: minced | mincing | minces
- make less severe or harsh
Syntactic formula Example for the syntactic formula [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] Carol crushed the ice [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Patient] with [Instrument] Carol crushed the ice with a hammer | Tony broke the window with a hammer [Instrument - concrete object] [Verb] [Adverb] That chisel carves well | That hammer crushes well | This knife cuts well [Instrument - concrete object] [Verb] [Patient] The hammer broke the window | The hammer crushed the marble [Patient - concrete object] [Verb] [Adverb] Marble carves easily | The bread cuts easily | The ice crushes easily
Verbs of Cutting (with the same syntax): bruise, chip, cleave, crumble, crumple, crunch, crush, cube, dent, dice, fillet, flake, flatten, gash, gouge, grate, grind, mangle, mash, nick, notch, perforate, pulverize, scrunch, shred, slice, slit, smash, squash, squish.
- lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
- synonyms of mince: moderate / soften
- more generic words: alter / change / modify = cause to change; make different
- walk daintily
- examples: She minced down the street | The children mince to the playground
Syntactic formula Example for the syntactic formula there [Verb] [Theme, indefinite] [Path Preposition] [Location] There jumped a little white rabbit out of the box there [Verb] [Path Preposition] [Location, concrete] [Theme, indefinite] There jumped out of the box a little white rabbit [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] He skated Penny | Tom jumped the horse [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] [Adjective] Bill rolled the drawer open | He rode her seasick | He skated Penny exhausted | Tom walked the dog exhausted [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] to / into [Oblique, state] Bill rolled the drawer to an open position | He rode her to sickness | He skated Penny to exhaustion | Tom walked the dog to exhaustion [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] [Spatial Preposition] [Location] Tom jumped the horse over the fence [Theme - being or machine] [Verb] The horse jumped [Theme - being or machine] [Verb] [Location, concrete] The horse jumped the stream [Theme - being or machine] [Verb] [Oblique 1] to / into [Oblique 2, state] Claire skated her skates blades to shreds | She waltzed herself to sickness | We walked ourselves into a state of exhaustion [Theme - being or machine] [Verb] [Oblique 1] [Path Preposition] [Oblique 2] Tom ran the soles off his shoes [Theme - being or machine] [Verb] [Spatial Preposition] [Location] The horse jumped over the fence [Path Preposition] [Location] [Verb] [Theme] Out of the box jumped a little white rabbit
Verbs of Motion (with the same syntax): amble, backpack, bolt, bounce, bound, bowl, canter, carom, cavort, charge, clamber, climb, clump, coast, crawl, creep, dart, dash, dodder, drift, file, flit, float, fly, frolic, gallop, gambol, glide, goose step, hasten, hike, hobble, hop, hurry, hurtle, inch, jog, journey, jump, leap, limp, lollop, lope, lumber, lurch, march, meander, mosey, nip, pad, parade, perambulate, plod, prance, promenade, prowl, race, ramble, roam, roll, romp, rove, run, rush, sashay, saunter, scamper, scoot, scram, scramble, scud, scurry, scuttle, shamble, shuffle, sidle, skedaddle, skip, skitter, skulk, sleepwalk, slide, slink, slither, slog, slouch, sneak, somersault, speed, stagger, step, stomp, stray, streak, stride, stroll, strut, stumble, stump, swagger, sweep, swerve, swim, tack, tear, tiptoe, toddle, toil, totter, tour, traipse, tramp, travel, trek, troop, trot, trudge, trundle, vault, waddle, wade, walk, wander, weave, whiz, zigzag, zoom.
- lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
- more generic word: walk = use one's feet to advance
- cut into small pieces
Alternative definition of the verb mince
- [transitive] To make less; make small.
- [transitive] To lessen; diminish; to diminish in speaking; speak of lightly or slightingly; minimise.
- [transitive, rare] To effect mincingly.
- [transitive, cooking] To cut into very small pieces; to chop fine.
- [transitive] To suppress or weaken the force of; to extenuate; to palliate; to tell by degrees, instead of directly and frankly; to clip, as words or expressions; to utter half and keep back half of.
- [transitive] To affect; to pronounce affectedly or with an accent.
- [intransitive] To walk with short steps; to walk in a prim, affected manner.
- [intransitive] To act or talk with affected nicety; to affect delicacy in manner.
Mince a.k.a. Mińce is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Choroszcz, within Białystok County, Podlaskie Voivodeship, in north-eastern Poland.
- MINCE was a text editor for microcomputers that ran the CP/M operating system. Developed in BDS C by Mark of the Unicorn, it was bundled with computers from Kaypro and Morrow Designs, and the Epson QX-10. It was a subset of Emacs designed to run within the 64kB memory limit of 8-bit computers.
- Mince is a software.
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River Cottage A to Z (2016)
Our Favourite Ingredients, & How to Cook Them by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, Pam Corbin, Mark Diacono, Nikki Duffy, Nick Fisher, Steven Lamb, Tim Maddams, Gill Meller, John Wright
Mince Lamb mince is the bedrock of some of the world's best-beloved comfort food, from shepherd's pie and barbecue burgers to moussaka and merguez sausages. Traditionally, some of these would (and arguably should) be made with ...
Merrell-Soule Products (1919)
Powdered Milk and NoneSuch Mince Meats
Merrell-Soule Confectioners' Mince is a blend of all the ingredients used in None Such and Bakers' Brick Mince Meat, with the exception of the beef, suet and spices. It is an ideal product for use by bakers and confectioners, for any purpose ...
The Science of Food Fraud Forensics by Richard Evershed, Nicola Temple
By definition, mince is a mixture of meat that's ground beyond any hints as to its animal origins. The only distinguishing feature the meat sitting in a plastic tray, bound by a thin layer of protective plastic wrapping, has is its colour. We can judge ...
The Naked Woman (2007)
A Study of the Female Body by Desmond Morris
The Mince is a gait in which fast but very ...
Cooking For Dummies (2013)
by Margaret Fulton, Barbara Beckett
Beef mince is a relatively cheap way to buy meat. You can get different grades of mince and these vary in price depending on the leanness of the meat. In this section we've included a recipe for the classic hamburger — Getting Your Money's ...
by Jennifer Darling
Mincing A mince is a very tiny cut of food— usually an herb or vegetable. To mince something, first chop it roughly on a cutting board. Gather up the pieces in a pile. Position your knife above the pile. Keeping the tip touching the cutting board, ...
by Hensleigh Wedgwood (M.A.)
To Mince. Fr. mincer, to cut into small pieces ; mince, thin, slender, small; It. minuzzare, Fr. menuiser, to crumble, break or cut small ; It. minuzzame, minuzzoli, minutclli, shreds, mincings ; minuti, pottage made ...
by Cassell, ltd
Take some mince prepared as in No. 36, roll into balls, and cover with the rice mixed with a well-beaten egg ; flour, and fry a very light brown. Serve on a napkin with parsley. 37. Rissoles. Prepare the mince as for No. 35, flour the balls, and fry ...
by Julia Cresswell
mince. mint minuet minute miracle. [M17th]. In million, the thousand got multiplied by itself. This seems to have happened in Italian, where the word millione (now milione) was formed. In 1956 Frank Sinatra and Celeste Holm enjoyed great ...
by Swynfen Jervis
To MINCE. To walk or talk affectedly; to eatenuate; to soften ; to abate. And turn two mincing steps into a manly stride.
The Housekeeper's Encyclopedia of Useful Information for the Housekeeper in All Branches of Cooking and Domestic Economy ... (1861)
by E F Haskell
Work all together, and let the mince remain until morning — then taste ; if not sufficiently spiced, add more, but be careful not to overspico with cloves ; add sugar and_cider if needed ; if too much seasoned, chop more suet, meat, and apple, ...
by Encyclopaedia Perthensis
* To MINCE, v.a. [contracted, as it seems, from minijk, or from mincer, mince, French, small.] ...
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Video shows what mince means. Finely chopped meat.. Finely chopped mixed fruit used in Christmas pies; mincemeat.. An affected (often dainty or short and ...
- Mince words Meaning
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For me it came from the material. It was so well written and brought the opportunity to work with great actors. And of course the opportunity to 'mince about' was an added element that I wanted to take advantage of! (Dwayne Johnson)
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Scrabble value of M3I1N1C3E1
The value of this 5-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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