"Mine" is a country pop song performed by American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift. The song was written by Taylor Swift alone and produced by Swift along with Nathan Chapman. It was released as the lead single from Swift's third studio album, Speak Now by Big Machine Records. Following an unauthorized Internet leak, the song was released on AugustĀ 4, 2010, two weeks earlier than the intended release date. Swift was inspired to write "Mine" after reflecting on one of her unnamed crushes and explained that the song is about her tendency to run from love. The song contains elements of pop music and its lyrics speak of the ups and downs of ...

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  1. 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.
  2. A passage dug toward or underneath enemy lines, which is then packed with explosives.
  3. 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.
  4. A type of firework that explodes on the ground, shooting sparks upward.
  5. The cavity made by a caterpillar while feeding inside a leaf.

Noun (etymology 2)


  1. 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.
  2. To dig into, for ore or metal.
  3. To sow mines (the explosive devices) in (an area).
    We had to slow our advance after the enemy mined the road ahead of us.
  4. To damage (a vehicle or ship) with a mine (an explosive device).
  5. To dig a tunnel or hole; to burrow in the earth.
    the mining cony
  6. 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.

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