Meaning of MIX in English


— mixable , adj. — mixability, mixableness , n.

/miks/ , v. , mixed or mixt, mixing , n.


1. to combine (substances, elements, things, etc.) into one mass, collection, or assemblage, generally with a thorough blending of the constituents.

2. to put together indiscriminately or confusedly (often fol. by up ).

3. to combine, unite, or join: to mix business and pleasure.

4. to add as an element or ingredient: Mix some salt into the flour.

5. to form or make by combining ingredients: to mix a cake; to mix mortar.

6. to crossbreed.

7. Motion Pictures.

a. to combine, blend, edit, etc. (the various components of a soundtrack): to mix dialogue and sound effects.

b. to complete the mixing process on (a film, soundtrack, etc.): an important movie that took months to mix.

8. to combine (two or more separate recordings or microphone signals) to make a single recording or composite signal.


9. to become mixed: a paint that mixes easily with water.

10. to associate or mingle, as in company: to mix with the other guests at a party.

11. to be crossbred, or of mixed breeding.

12. Boxing. to exchange blows vigorously and aggressively: The crowd jeered as the fighters clinched, refusing to mix.

13. mix down , to mix the tracks of an existing recording to make a new recording with fewer tracks: the four-track tape was mixed down to stereo.

14. mix it up , Slang.

a. to engage in a quarrel.

b. to fight with the fists. Also, mix it .

15. mix up ,

a. to confuse completely, esp. to mistake one person or thing for another: The teacher was always mixing up the twins.

b. to involve or entangle.


16. an act or instance of mixing.

17. the result of mixing; mixture: cement mix; an odd mix of gaiety and sadness.

18. a commercially prepared blend of ingredients to which usually only a liquid must be added to make up the total of ingredients necessary or obtain the desired consistency: a cake mix; muffin mix.

19. mixer (def. 4).

20. the proportion of ingredients in a mixture; formula: a mix of two to one.

21. Informal. a mess or muddle; mix-up.

22. Music. an electronic blending of tracks or sounds made to produce a recording.

[ 1470-80; back formation from mixt MIXED ]

Syn. 1, 9. commingle, jumble, unite, amalgamate, fuse. MIX, BLEND, COMBINE, MINGLE concern the bringing of two or more things into more or less intimate association. MIX is the general word for such association: to mix fruit juices. BLEND implies such a harmonious joining of two or more types of colors, feelings, etc., that the new product formed displays some of the qualities of each: to blend fragrances or whiskeys. COMBINE implies such a close or intimate union that distinction between the parts is lost: to combine forces. MINGLE usually suggests retained identity of the parts: to mingle voices. 9. coalesce. 17. concoction; formula.

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .