Mint vs Invent - What's the difference?
As verbs the difference between mint and invent
is that mint
is (intransitive|provincial|northern england|scotland) to try, attempt; take aim or mint
can be to reproduce (coins), usually en masse, under licence while invent
is to design a new process or mechanism.
As a noun mint
is (provincial|northern england|scotland) intent, purpose; an attempt, try; effort, endeavor or mint
can be a building or institution where money (originally, only coins) is produced under government licence or mint
can be any of several plants of the family lamiaceae, typically aromatic with square stems.
As an adjective mint
is of condition, as new or mint
can be of a green colour, like that of the mint plant.
From (etyl) (m), from (etyl) . More at (l).
(intransitive, provincial, Northern England, Scotland) To try, attempt; take aim.
(transitive, provincial, Northern England, Scotland) To try, attempt, endeavor; to take aim at; to try to hit; to purpose.
(intransitive, chiefly, Scotland) To hint; suggest; insinuate.
(provincial, Northern England, Scotland) Intent, purpose; an attempt, try; effort, endeavor.
From (etyl) (m), .
A building or institution where money (originally, only coins) is produced under government licence.
(informal) A large amount of money. A vast sum or amount, etc.
- That house is worth a mint
(figurative) Any place regarded as a source of unlimited supply; the supply itself.
- It must have cost a mint to produce!
- A mint of phrases in his brain.
To reproduce (coins), usually en masse, under licence.
To invent; to forge; to fabricate; to fashion.
* Francis Bacon
- titles of such natures as may be easily minted
Of condition, as new.
(numismatics) In near-perfect condition; uncirculated.
(philately) Unused with original gum; as issued originally.
(UK, slang) Very good.
* 2014 , Holly Hagan, Not Quite a Geordie
- in mint condition .
- And my God, what a house it was – it was mint ! In all my life I had never set foot in such a beautiful place.
From (etyl) .
Any of several plants of the family Lamiaceae, typically aromatic with square stems.
The flavouring of the plant, either a sweet, a jelly or sauce.
A green colour, like that of mint.
A mint-flavored candy, often eaten to sweeten the smell of the breath.
* apple mint
* bergamot mint
* brandy mint
* breath mint
* brook mint
* brown mint
* chocolate mint
* corn mint
* crisped mint, crisp mint
* curled mint
* fish mint
* grapefruit mint
* horse mint
* mackerel mint
* mint cake
* mint imperial
* mint jelly
* mint julep
* mint sauce
* mint tea
* mint vinegar
* pineapple mint
* scotch mint
* stone mint
* water mint
* wild mint
Of a green colour, like that of the mint plant.
* bee balm
* lemon balm
* spike lavender
* wild bergamot
To design a new process or mechanism.
To create something fictional for a particular purpose.
- After weeks of hard work, I invented a new way to alphabetize matchbooks.
- I knew I had to invent an excuse, and quickly.
(obsolete) To come upon; to find; to find out; to discover.
* 1590 , Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene , I.vi:
- We need a name to put in this form, so let's just invent one.
- Far off he wonders, what them makes so glad, / If Bacchus merry fruit they did inuent [...].