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milk

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noun \ˈmilk\

Simple Definition of milk

  • : a white liquid produced by a woman to feed her baby or by female animals to feed their young; especially : milk from cows or goats that is used as food by people

  • : a white liquid produced by a plant

Full Definition of milk

  1. 1 a :  a fluid secreted by the mammary glands of females for the nourishment of their young; especially :  cow's milk used as a food by humans b :  lactation <cows in milk>

  2. 2 :  a liquid resembling milk in appearance: as a :  the latex of a plant b :  the juice of a coconut composed of liquid endosperm c :  the contents of an unripe kernel of grain

Examples of milk

  1. cheese made from sheep's milk

  2. a glass of low-fat milk



Origin of milk

Middle English, from Old English meolc, milc; akin to Old High German miluh milk, Old English melcan to milk — more at emulsion


First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with milk


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milk

verb

Simple Definition of milk

  • : to get milk from (an animal)

  • : to use (something or someone) in a way that helps you unfairly

Full Definition of milk

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 a (1) :  to draw milk from the breasts or udder of (2) obsolete :  suckle 2 b :  to draw (milk) from the breast or udder c :  suckle 1 —used of domestic animals

  3. 2 :  to draw something from as if by milking: as a :  to induce (a snake) to eject venom b :  to draw or coerce profit or advantage from illicitly or to an extreme degree :  exploit <milk the joke for all it's worth>

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to draw or yield milk

Examples of milk

  1. greedy landlords milking their tenants of all their money

  2. <unscrupulous people trying to milk the welfare system for all it's worth>



Before 12th Century

First Known Use of milk

before 12th century


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milk

adjective

Definition of milk

  1. :  giving milk; specifically :  bred or suitable primarily for milk production <milk cows>



14th Century

First Known Use of milk

14th century

Other Animal Husbandry Terms


Milk

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geographical name \ˈmilk\

Definition of Milk

  1. river 625 miles (1006 kilometers) Canada & United States in Alberta & Montana flowing SE into Missouri River





MILK Defined for Kids

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milk

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noun \ˈmilk\

Definition of milk

  1. 1 :  a whitish liquid produced and given off by the breasts or udder of a female mammal as food for her young

  2. 2 :  milk from an animal and especially a cow used as food by people

  3. 3 :  a liquid that looks like milk <coconut milk>




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milk

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verb

Definition of milk

milkedmilk·ing

  1. :  to draw milk from (as by pressing) <milk a cow>





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