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

  • transitive v. To combine or blend into one mass or mixture.
  • transitive v. To create or form by combining ingredients: mix a drink; mix cement.
  • transitive v. To add (an ingredient or element) to another: mix an egg into batter.
  • transitive v. To combine or join: mix joy with sorrow.
  • transitive v. To bring into social contact: mix boys and girls in the classroom.
  • transitive v. To produce (an organism) by crossbreeding.
  • transitive v. Electronics To combine (two or more audio tracks or channels) to produce a composite audio recording.
  • transitive v. Electronics To produce (a soundtrack or recording) in this manner.
  • intransitive v. To become mixed or blended together.
  • intransitive v. To be capable of being blended together: Oil does not mix with water.
  • intransitive v. To associate socially or get along with others: He does not mix well at parties.
  • intransitive v. To mate so as to produce a hybrid; crossbreed.
  • intransitive v. To become involved: In the case of a family argument, a friend should not mix in.
  • n. An act of mixing.
  • n. A mixture, especially of ingredients packaged and sold commercially: a cake mix.
  • n. A blend of diverse elements; an amalgamation: "a mix of mean streets and the grandest boulevards—no other place in Paris is as eclectic and eccentric . . . as the 17th” ( Jean Rafferty).
  • n. Electronics A recording that is produced by combining and adjusting two or more audio tracks or channels.
  • mix down Electronics To combine all of the audio components of a recording into a final soundtrack or mix.
  • mix up To confuse; confound: His explanation just mixed me up more. I always mix up the twins.
  • mix up To involve or implicate: He got himself mixed up with the wrong people.
  • idiom mix it up Slang To fight.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To stir two or more substances together.
  • v. To combine items from two or more sources normally kept separate.
  • v. Use a mixer (machine) on.
  • v. To combine several tracks.
  • v. To produce a finished version of a recording.
  • n. The result of mixing two or more substances; a mixture.
  • n. The result of combining items normally kept separate.
  • n. The result of mixing several tracks.
  • n. The finished version of a recording.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. To become united into a compound; to be blended promiscuously together.
  • intransitive v. To associate; to mingle.
  • transitive v. To cause a promiscuous interpenetration of the parts of, as of two or more substances with each other, or of one substance with others; to unite or blend into one mass or compound, as by stirring together; to mingle; to blend
  • transitive v. To unite with in company; to join; to associate.
  • transitive v. To form by mingling; to produce by the stirring together of ingredients; to compound of different parts.
  • transitive v. To combine (two or more activities) within a specified or implied time frame.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To unite or blend promiscuously into one mass, body, or assemblage, as two or more substances, parts, or quantities; mingle intimately or indiscriminately: as, to mix different kinds of wine; to mix flour and water; herds inseparably mixed.
  • To cause to unite or blend, as one object or quantity with another or others; bring into close combination or association with another or others.
  • To form by mingling; produce by blending different ingredients: as, to mix bread.
  • To involve; implicate.
  • Synonyms Blend, etc. (see mingle), combine, compound, incorporate. See mixture.
  • To become united or blended promiscuously; come together in intimate combination or close union: as, oil and water will not mix.
  • To be joined or associated; become a part (of); become an ingredient or element (in): as, to mix with the multitude, or to mix in society.
  • To clean out.
  • n. A mixture; a jumble; a blunder; a mess.
  • n. Dung; muck.
  • n. A vile wretch.

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

  • n. an event that combines things in a mixture
  • v. combine (electronic signals)
  • v. mix together different elements
  • n. a commercially prepared mixture of dry ingredients
  • v. mix so as to make a random order or arrangement
  • v. open (a place) to members of all races and ethnic groups
  • v. to bring or combine together or with something else
  • n. the act of mixing together
  • v. add as an additional element or part


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

Back-formation from Middle English mixt, mixed, mixed, from Anglo-Norman mixte, from Latin mixtus, past participle of miscēre, to mix.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Middle English mixen, from Old English mixian, miscian ("to blend, mix, combine"), from Proto-Germanic *miskijanan (“to mix”), from Proto-Indo-European *meiǵ-, *meiḱ- (“to mix”). Cognate with Old High German miskian, miskan (German mischen, "to mix"), Welsh mysgu ("to mix"), Latin misceō ("mix", v), Ancient Greek μίγνυμι (mignumi, "to mix"), Old Church Slavonic  (mieshati, "to mix"), Lithuanian mišti and maišyti ("to mix"), Albanian mushk ("a mule, lit. a mixed animal"), Sanskrit  (miçro, "mixed"), Old English māsc ("mixture, mash"). More at mash.


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  • There's a rollicking arguscussion happening on a bit of language software about the sentence:
    'He mixes the onion.'
    To me the wording is poor, precisely because it lacks as GNU puts it 'interpenetration of the parts of, as of two or more substances with each other'.

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