Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To mix or bring together in combination: synonym: mix.
  • intransitive verb To be or become mixed or united.
  • intransitive verb To associate or take part with others.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A mixture; a medley; a jumble.
  • To mix; blend; combine intimately; form a combination of.
  • To form by mixing or blending; combine the parts or ingredients of; compound or concoct.
  • To bring into relation or association; connect or conjoin.
  • To confuse; impair or spoil by mixture with something.
  • Synonyms and Mingle, Mix, Blend. Mingle and mix are often quite synonymous; where they differ, mix is likely to be found to indicate a more complete loss of individuality by that which is joined with something else. Blend vividly suggests the joining of two or more colors to form a third, and so a passing of two or more sounds, qualities, or the like into each other in such a way as to produce a result partaking of the qualities of each.
  • To be or become joined, combined, or mixed; enter into combination or intimate relation: as, to mingle with society; oil and water will not mingle.
  • To be formed by mixingor blending.
  • Synonyms see I.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • intransitive verb To become mixed or blended.
  • intransitive verb To associate (with certain people).
  • intransitive verb To move (among other people); -- of people.
  • noun obsolete A mixture.
  • transitive verb 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.
  • transitive verb To associate or unite in society or by ties of relationship; to cause or allow to intermarry; to intermarry.
  • transitive verb To deprive of purity by mixture; to contaminate.
  • transitive verb obsolete To put together; to join.
  • transitive verb To make or prepare by mixing the ingredients of.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb 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.
  • verb To associate or unite in society or by ties of relationship; to cause or allow to intermarry; to intermarry.
  • verb To deprive of purity by mixture; to contaminate.
  • verb obsolete : To put together; to join. Shakespeare.
  • verb To make or prepare by mixing the ingredients of.
  • verb intransitive To become mixed or blended.
  • noun obsolete A mixture.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb to bring or combine together or with something else
  • verb be all mixed up or jumbled together
  • verb get involved or mixed-up with

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English menglen, frequentative of mengen, to mix, from Old English mengan; see mag- in Indo-European roots.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From earlier mingil, mengle, from Middle English *mengelen, equivalent to ming +‎ -le. Cognate with Dutch mengelen ("to mingle, mix"), German menglen ("to mingle, mix"). More at ming.

Examples

  • This time the monthly mingle is about lunches for kids and was started by Meeta of What's for Lunch Honey

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • This time the monthly mingle is about lunches for kids and was started by Meeta of What's for Lunch Honey

    Creamy Corn and Herbs

  • The house must have smiled to hear laughter and singing and sounds of love once again mingle with the timeless rhythm of restless wind.

    Rancho El Pozo: a vignette

  • The house must have smiled to hear laughter and singing and sounds of love once again mingle with the timeless rhythm of restless wind.

    Rancho El Pozo: a vignette

  • Why must that hateful name mingle with the rejoicings of his merry guests?

    The Youth of the Great Elector

  • But another reason why the event is so popular is because it gives local businesses a chance to mix and mingle, which is always one of the chamber's main objectives.

    The Gazette-Enterprise: News

  • But another reason why the event is so popular is because it gives local businesses a chance to mix and mingle, which is always one of the chamber's main objectives.

    The Gazette-Enterprise: News

  • But another reason why the event is so popular is because it gives local businesses a chance to mix and mingle, which is always one of the chamber's main objectives.

    The Gazette-Enterprise: News

  • But another reason why the event is so popular is because it gives local businesses a chance to mix and mingle, which is always one of the chamber's main objectives.

    The Gazette-Enterprise: News

  • But another reason why the event is so popular is because it gives local businesses a chance to mix and mingle, which is always one of the chamber's main objectives.

    The Gazette-Enterprise: News

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