AskDefine | Define mingle

Dictionary Definition



1 to bring or combine together or with something else; "resourcefully he mingled music and dance" [syn: mix, commix, unify, amalgamate]
2 get involved or mixed-up with; "He was about to mingle in an unpleasant affair"
3 be all mixed up or jumbled together; "His words jumbled" [syn: jumble]

User Contributed Dictionary



Middle English mengel from the noun meng, compare Old English mengan. Cognate with Dutch, German mengen. Related to among, mongrel.



  1. To mix; intermix; to combine or join, as an individual or part, with other parts, but commonly so as to be distinguishable in the product; to confuse; to confound.
    There was... fire mingled with the hail. Ex. ix. 24.
    Across the city yesterday, there was a feeling of bittersweet reunion as streams of humanity converged and mingled at dozens of memorial services. — New York Times
  2. To associate or unite in society or by ties of relationship; to cause or allow to intermarry; to intermarry.
    The holy seed have mingled themselves with the people of those lands. Ezra ix. 2.
  3. To deprive of purity by mixture; to contaminate.
    A mingled, imperfect virtue. -Rogers.
  4. : To put together; to join. Shak.
  5. To make or prepare by mixing the ingredients of.
    [He] proceeded to mingle another draught. -Hawthorne.
  6. To become mixed or blended.



  1. : A mixture.

Extensive Definition

Mingle is a proprietary project management and collaboration tool that is built by ThoughtWorks Studios to help manage Agile IT projects. It was introduced at JavaOne as the first commercial application that runs on JRuby.


Mingle allows project output and knowledge to be shared between an entire team at any given moment. It shows the entire project in a broad spectrum that allows faster actions within a project based on real-life problems.


Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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