verb min·gle \ˈmiŋ-gəl\

: to combine or bring together two or more things

: to move around during a party, meeting, etc., and talk informally with different people

min·gledmin·gling \-g(ə-)liŋ\

Full Definition of MINGLE

transitive verb
:  to bring or mix together or with something else usually without fundamental loss of identity :  intermix
archaic :  to prepare by mixing :  concoct
intransitive verb
:  to become mingled
a :  to come into contact :  associate
b :  to move about (as in a group) <mingled with the guests>

Origin of MINGLE

Middle English menglen, frequentative of mengen to mix, from Old English mengan; akin to Middle High German mengen to mix, Greek massein to knead
First Known Use: 15th century

Synonym Discussion of MINGLE

mix, mingle, commingle, blend, merge, coalesce, amalgamate, fuse mean to combine into a more or less uniform whole. mix may or may not imply loss of each element's identity <mix the salad greens> <mix a drink>. mingle usually suggests that the elements are still somewhat distinguishable or separately active <fear mingled with anticipation in my mind>. commingle implies a closer or more thorough mingling <a sense of duty commingled with a fierce pride drove her>. blend implies that the elements as such disappear in the resulting mixture <blended several teas to create a balanced flavor>. merge suggests a combining in which one or more elements are lost in the whole <in his mind reality and fantasy merged>. coalesce implies an affinity in the merging elements and usually a resulting organic unity <telling details that coalesce into a striking portrait>. amalgamate implies the forming of a close union without complete loss of individual identities <refugees who were readily amalgamated into the community>. fuse stresses oneness and indissolubility of the resulting product <a building in which modernism and classicism are fused>.

Rhymes with MINGLE

MINGLE Defined for Kids


verb min·gle \ˈmiŋ-gəl\

Definition of MINGLE for Kids

:  to bring or combine together or with something else <The story mingled fact with fiction.>
:  to move among others within a group <He mingled with the crowd.>


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