from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Bearing or manner, especially as it reveals an inner state of mind: "He was a Vietnam veteran with a haunted mien” ( James Traub).
- n. An appearance or aspect.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Demeanor; facial expression or attitude, especially one which is intended by its bearer.
- n. A specific facial expression
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Aspect; air; manner; demeanor; carriage; bearing.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A person's air, manner, or expression of countenance; look; bearing; appearance; carriage.
- n. Synonyms Aspect, demeanor, deportment, port.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. dignified manner or conduct
Alteration (influenced by French mine, appearance) of Middle English demeine, demeanor, from Old French, from demener, to behave; see demean1.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French mine (whence also Danish mine and German Miene), appearance, perhaps from Breton min, face of an animal, or from Latin minio, to redden. (Wiktionary)