Mine vs Ours - What's the difference?

mine | ours |

As a verb mine

is .

As an adjective mine

is mined.

As a pronoun ours is

that which belongs to us; the possessive case of we, used without a following noun.

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Etymology 1

(etyl) .


  • My; belonging to me; that which belongs to me.
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  • #* 1862 February, , "(The Battle Hymn of the Republic)", in The Atlantic Monthly , Volume IX, Number LII, page 10,
  • Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord: /
  • Usage notes
    * . * Historically, (term) came to be used only before a consonant sound, and later came to be used regardless of the following sound. Nonetheless, (term) still sees archaic pre-vocalic use, as may be seen in the 1862 quotation above.

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl), from (etyl) (m), from .


    (en noun) view of an anti-tank landmine
  • An excavation from which ore or solid minerals are taken, especially one consisting of underground tunnels.
  • This diamond comes from a mine in South Africa.
    He came out of the coal mine with a face covered in black.
    Most coal and ore comes from open-pit mines nowadays.
  • (military) A passage dug toward or underneath enemy lines, which is then packed with explosives.
  • (military) A device intended to explode when stepped upon or touched, or when approached by a ship, vehicle, or person.
  • His left leg was blown off after he stepped on a mine .
    The warship was destroyed by floating mines .
  • (pyrotechnics) A type of firework that explodes on the ground, shooting sparks upward.
  • (entomology) The cavity made by a caterpillar while feeding inside a leaf.
  • Derived terms
    * anti-personnel mine * anti-tank mine * coal mine * gold mine, goldmine * land mine, landmine * limpet mine * magnetic mine * minefield * minelayer * mine of information * miner * mineral * mine run * mine shaft, mineshaft * minesweeper * mineworker * naval mine * open-pit mine * proximity mine * proxy mine * salt mine * strip-mine, strip mine


  • (ambitransitive) To remove (ore) from the ground.
  • Crater of Diamonds State Park is the only place in the world where visitors can mine their own diamonds.
  • To dig into, for ore or metal.
  • * Ure
  • Lead veins have been traced but they have not been mined .
  • To sow mines (the explosive devices) in (an area).
  • We had to slow our advance after the enemy mined the road ahead of us.
  • To damage (a vehicle or ship) with a mine (an explosive device).
  • To dig a tunnel or hole; to burrow in the earth.
  • the mining cony
  • To dig away, or otherwise remove, the substratum or foundation of; to lay a mine under; to sap; to undermine; hence, to ruin or destroy by slow degrees or secret means.
  • * Hayward
  • They mined the walls.
  • * Sir Walter Scott
  • Too lazy to cut down these immense trees, the spoilers had mined them, and placed a quantity of gunpowder in the cavity.
    Derived terms
    * miner * mining

    Etymology 3



    (en noun)
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  • That which belongs to us; the possessive case of we, used without a following noun.
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