1. the action of people mingling and coming into contact
; - Example: "all the random mingling and idle talk made him hate literary parties"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Mingle \Min"gle\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Mingled; p. pr. & vb. n.
Mingling.] [From OE. mengen, AS. mengan; akin to D. & G.
mengen, Icel. menga, also to E. among, and possibly to mix.
Cf. 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.
2. To associate or unite in society or by ties of
relationship; to cause or allow to intermarry; to
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. [Obs.] --Shak.
5. To make or prepare by mixing the ingredients of.
[He] proceeded to mingle another draught.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: the action of people mingling and coming into contact; "all
the random mingling and idle talk made him hate literary
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
25 Moby Thesaurus words for "mingling":
admixture, alloyage, amalgamation, blending, coalescence,
combination, comminglement, commingling, commixture, composition,
eclecticism, fusion, immixture, integration, interfusion,
interlarding, interlardment, interminglement, intermingling,
intermixture, merger, mixing, mixture, pluralism, syncretism