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Webster 1913 Edition


Miner

Min′er

,
Noun.
[Cf. F.
mineur
.]
1.
One who mines; a digger for metals, etc.; one engaged in the business of getting ore, coal, or precious stones, out of the earth; one who digs military mines;
as, armies have sappers and
miners
.
2.
(Zool.)
(a)
Any of numerous insects which, in the larval state, excavate galleries in the parenchyma of leaves. They are mostly minute moths and dipterous flies.
(b)
The chattering, or garrulous, honey eater of Australia (
Myzantha garrula
).
Miner’s elbow
(Med.)
,
a swelling on the black of the elbow due to inflammation of the bursa over the olecranon; – so called because of frequent occurrence in miners.
Miner's inch
,
in hydraulic mining, the amount of water flowing under a given pressure in a given time through a hole one inch in diameter. It is a unit for measuring the quantity of water supplied.

Webster 1828 Edition


Miner

MI'NER

,
Noun.
One that digs for metals and other fossils.
1.
One who digs canals or passages under the walls of a fort, &c. Armies have sappers and miners.

Definition 2023


miner

miner

See also: miner.

English

Wikispecies

Wikispecies

Noun

miner (plural miners)

  1. A person who works in a mine.
    • 2014 April 21, Subtle effects”, in The Economist, volume 411, number 8884:
      Manganism has been known about since the 19th century, when miners exposed to ores containing manganese, a silvery metal, began to totter, slur their speech and behave like someone inebriated.
  2. An operator of ordnance mines and similar explosives.
  3. Any bird of one of four species of Australian endemic honeyeaters in the genus Manorina.
  4. Any bird of one of several species of South American ovenbirds in the genus Geositta.

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Danish

Noun

miner c

  1. plural indefinite of mine

French

Etymology

From mine.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /mine/

Verb

miner

  1. to mine, exploit natural riches
  2. (transitive) to undermine; to erode

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Latin

Verb

miner

  1. first-person singular present active subjunctive of minor

Norwegian Bokmål

Noun

miner m, f

  1. indefinite plural of mine

Norwegian Nynorsk

Noun

miner f

  1. indefinite plural of mine

Romanian

Etymology

Borrowing from French mineur.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /miˈner/

Noun

miner m (plural mineri, feminine equivalent mineră)

  1. miner (person who works in a mine)

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  • mineri
  • minerire
  • minerit
  • mineriță

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Swedish

Noun

miner

  1. indefinite plural of min