Meaning of MIXER in English


mix ‧ er /ˈmɪksə $ -ər/ BrE AmE noun [countable]

[ Word Family: noun : ↑ mix , ↑ mixer , ↑ mixture ; verb : ↑ mix ; adjective : ↑ mixed ]

1 . a piece of equipment used to mix things together:

an electric food mixer

a cement mixer

a shower mixer

2 . a piece of equipment or computer software which is used to control the sound levels or picture quality of a recording or film, or a person whose job is to use this equipment:

an audio mixer

3 . a drink that can be mixed with alcohol, especially to make a ↑ cocktail :

We can use tonic water or orange juice as mixers.

4 . good mixer someone who finds it easy to talk to people they do not know:

Media people need to be good mixers and good talkers.

5 . American English old-fashioned a party held so that people who have just met can get to know each other better:

Are you going to the freshman mixer?

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.      Longman - Словарь современного английского языка.