Mingle meaning

mĭng'gəl
To mingle is defined as to mix together, or participate with others at a party or social event.

When a bunch of voices all mix together to become a general hum of conversation, this is an example of a situation where the voices mingle.

When you move about a party and talk to different people, this is an example of a situation where you mingle.

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To mix or bring together in combination.

A breeze that mingles the sea air with the scent of pines; love that is mingled with grief.

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To bring or mix together; combine; blend.
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To be or become mixed or united.

The children's voices mingled in the hall.

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To associate or take part with others.

The faculty mingled with the trustees.

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To make by mixing ingredients; compound.
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To be or become mixed, blended, etc.
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To join, unite, associate, or take part with others; specif., to interact with others at a party or other social gathering.
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To mix; intermix; to combine or join, as an individual or part, with other parts, but commonly so as to be distinguishable in the product; to confuse; to confound.

Across the city yesterday, there was a feeling of bittersweet reunion as streams of humanity converged and mingled at dozens of memorial services. "” New York Times.

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To associate or unite in society or by ties of relationship; to cause or allow to intermarry; to intermarry.
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To deprive of purity by mixture; to contaminate.
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To make or prepare by mixing the ingredients of.
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(intransitive) To become mixed or blended.
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(obsolete) A mixture.
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Origin of mingle

  • Middle English menglen frequentative of mengen to mix from Old English mengan mag- in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From earlier mingil, mengle, from Middle English *mengelen, equivalent to ming +"Ž -le. Cognate with Dutch mengelen (“to mingle, mix"), German menglen (“to mingle, mix"). More at ming.
    From Wiktionary