(Mint), n. [AS. mynet money, coin, fr. L. moneta the mint, coined money, fr. Moneta, a surname
of Juno, in whose at Rome money was coined; akin to monere to warn, admonish, AS. manian, and to
E. mind. See Mind, and cf. Money, Monition.]
1. A place where money is coined by public authority.
2. Hence: Any place regarded as a source of unlimited supply; the supply itself.
A mint of phrases in his brain.Shak.
(Mint), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Minted; p. pr. & vb. n. Minting.] [AS. mynetian.]
1. To make by stamping, as money; to coin; to make and stamp into money.
2. To invent; to forge; to fabricate; to fashion.
Titles . . . of such natures as may be easily minted.Bacon. Minting mill, a coining press.
1. The coin, or other production, made in a mint.
Stamped in clay, a heavenly mintage.Sterling.
2. The duty paid to the mint for coining.
(Mint"er) n. One who mints.
(Mint"man) n.; pl. Mintmen One skilled in coining, or in coins; a coiner.
(Mint"-mas`ter) n. The master or superintendent of a mint. Also used figuratively.
(Min"u*end) n. [L. minuendus to be diminished, fr. minuere to lessen, diminish. See Minish.]
(Arith.) The number from which another number is to be subtracted.
(Min"u*et) n. [F., fr. menu small, L. minutus small. So called on account of the short steps of
the dance. See 4th Minute.]
1. A slow graceful dance consisting of a coupee, a high step, and a balance.
2. (Mus.) A tune or air to regulate the movements of the dance so called; a movement in suites, sonatas,
symphonies, etc., having the dance form, and commonly in 3-4, sometimes 3-8, measure.
(Min"um) n. [See 2d Minion, Minum, 6.] [Obs.]
1. A small kind of printing type; minion.
2. (Mus.) A minim.
Minus sign (Math.), the sign [-] denoting minus, or less, prefixed to negative quantities, or quantities
to be subtracted. See Negative sign, under Negative.
(Mi"nus) a. [L. See Minor, and cf. Mis- pref. from the French.] (Math.) Less; requiring to be
subtracted; negative; as, a minus quantity.