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COUNTERMINE, n. [counter and mine.]

1. In military affairs, a well and gallery sunk in the earth and running under ground, in search of the enemys mine, or till it meets it, to defeat its effect.

2. Means of opposition or counteraction.

3. A stratagem or project to frustrate any contrivance.

COUNTERMINE, v.t.

1. To sink a well and gallery in the earth, in search of an enemys mine, to frustrate his designs.

2. To counterwork; to frustrate by secret and opposite measures.



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COUNTERMINE, n. [counter and mine.]

1. In military affairs, a well and gallery sunk in the earth and running under ground, in search of the enemys mine, or till it meets it, to defeat its effect.

2. Means of opposition or counteraction.

3. A stratagem or project to frustrate any contrivance.

COUNTERMINE, v.t.

1. To sink a well and gallery in the earth, in search of an enemys mine, to frustrate his designs.

2. To counterwork; to frustrate by secret and opposite measures.

COUN'TER-MINE, n. [counter and mine.]

  1. In military affairs, a well and gallery sunk in the earth and running under ground, in search of the enemy's mine, or till it meets it to defeat its effect. – Military Dict.
  2. Means of opposition or counteraction. – Sidney.
  3. A stratagem or project to frustrate any contrivance. – L'Estrange.

COUN-TER-MINE', v.t.

  1. To sink a well and gallery in the earth, in search of an enemy's mine, to frustrate his designs.
  2. To counterwork; to frustrate by secret and opposite measures.

Coun"ter*mine`
  1. An underground gallery excavated to intercept and destroy the mining of an enemy.
  2. To oppose by means of a countermine] to intercept with a countermine.
  3. To make a countermine or counterplot; to plot secretly.

    'Tis hard for man to countermine with God.
    Chapman.

  4. A stratagem or plot by which another sratagem or project is defeated.

    Thinking himself contemned, knowing no countermine against contempt but terror.
    Sir P. Sidney.

  5. To frustrate or counteract by secret measures.
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Countermine

COUNTERMINE, noun [counter and mine.]

1. In military affairs, a well and gallery sunk in the earth and running under ground, in search of the enemys mine, or till it meets it, to defeat its effect.

2. Means of opposition or counteraction.

3. A stratagem or project to frustrate any contrivance.

COUNTERMINE, verb transitive

1. To sink a well and gallery in the earth, in search of an enemys mine, to frustrate his designs.

2. To counterwork; to frustrate by secret and opposite measures.

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

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He believes himself a man of importance.

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