AskDefine | Define mint

Dictionary Definition

mint adj : as if new; "in mint condition" [syn: mint(a)]


1 (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent; "a batch of letters"; "a deal of trouble"; "a lot of money"; "he made a mint on the stock market"; "it must have cost plenty" [syn: batch, deal, flock, good deal, great deal, hatful, heap, lot, mass, mess, mickle, muckle, peck, pile, plenty, pot, quite a little, raft, sight, slew, spate, stack, tidy sum, wad, whole lot, whole slew]
2 any north temperate plant of the genus Mentha with aromatic leaves and small mauve flowers
3 the leaves of a mint plant used fresh or candied
4 a candy that is flavored with a mint oil [syn: mint candy]
5 a plant where money is coined by authority of the government v : form by stamping, punching, or printing; "strike coins"; "strike a medal" [syn: coin, strike]

User Contributed Dictionary



  • , /mɪnt/, /mInt/
  • Rhymes with: -ɪnt

Etymology 1

monēta, "place for making coins", from the temple of Juno Moneta (named for Monēta, mother of the Muses), where coins were made.


  1. A building or institution where money (originally, only coins) is produced under government licence.
  2. In the context of "informal": A large amount of money.
    That house is worth a mint
    It must have cost a mint to produce!
money-producing building or institution
large amount of money


  1. To reproduce (coins), usually en masse, under licence.
to reproduce coins

Derived terms


  1. Of condition, as new.
    in mint condition.
  2. In the context of "numismatics": In near-perfect condition; uncirculated.
  3. In the context of "philately": Unused with original gum; as issued originally.
  4. Very good.
    that's mint
Of condition, as new
(numismatics) near-perfect
unused stamp
very good

See also

Etymology 2

From menta (the plant) < mythological figure (Minthe).


  1. Any of several plants of the family Labiatae, typically aromatic with square stems.
  2. The flavouring of the plant, either a sweet, a jelly or sauce.
  3. a green colour, like that of mint.
    mint colour:   
  4. A mint-flavored candy, often eaten to sweeten the smell of the breath.
herb flavouring
  • Catalan: menta
  • Czech: máta
  • Dutch: munt
  • Finnish: minttu
  • French: menthe
  • Italian: menta
  • Japanese: ミント (minto), ハッカ (hakka)
  • Portuguese: menta
  • Russian: мята (mjáta)
  • Spanish: menta
  • Swedish: mynta
  • maori:

Extensive Definition

Mint may refer to: __notoc__


  • Mint (Mentha), a genus of strongly-scented herbs, some of which are used for flavouring
  • The mint family (Lamiaceae or Labiatae), a plant family which includes Mentha and many other plants
  • Mint sage (Salvia dorrii), a plant in the mint family not closely related to Mentha

Flavor and color

Coin production


  • Mint DJ (Geoffrey Wilcoxson), a deep house Disc Jockey from Gilbert, Arizona

Arts and entertainment


Video games and anime


  • Mint (stats), a statistics program for websites
  • MiNT, the Atari ST operating system
  • Linux Mint, a distribution of the Linux operating system
  •, a free web-based financial management service

Other uses

mint in German: Münze (Begriffsklärung)
mint in Japanese: ミント (曖昧さ回避)
mint in Dutch: Munt
mint in Simple English: Mint

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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