mill

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1mill

noun \ˈmil\

Definition of MILL

1
:  a building provided with machinery for grinding grain into flour
2
a :  a machine or apparatus (as a quern) for grinding grain
b :  a machine for crushing or comminuting
3
:  a machine that manufactures by the continuous repetition of some simple action
4
:  a building or collection of buildings with machinery for manufacturing
5
a :  a machine formerly used for stamping coins
b :  a machine for expelling juice from vegetable tissues by pressure or grinding
7
a :  a slow, laborious, or mechanical process or routine
b :  one that produces or processes people or things mechanically or in large numbers <a diploma mill> <a rumor mill>
8
:  a difficult and often educational experience —used in the phrase through the mill
9
:  the engine of an automobile or boat

Origin of MILL

Middle English mille, from Old English mylen, from Late Latin molina, molinum, from feminine and neuter of molinus of a mill, of a millstone, from Latin mola mill, millstone; akin to Latin molere to grind — more at meal
First Known Use: before 12th century

Other Agriculture/Gardening Terms

fallow, graft, heirloom, loam, potash, soilage, swath, tilth, windfall

2mill

verb

: to produce (something) in a mill especially by grinding, crushing, or cutting it

of a group of people : to walk around in a general area without any particular aim or purpose

Full Definition of MILL

transitive verb
1
:  to subject to an operation or process in a mill: as
a :  to grind into flour, meal, or powder
b :  to shape or dress by means of a rotary cutter
c :  to mix and condition (as rubber) by passing between rotating rolls
2
:  to give a raised rim or a ridged or corrugated edge to (a coin)
3
:  to cut grooves in the metal surface of (as a knob)
intransitive verb
1
:  to hit out with the fists
2
:  to move in a circle or in an eddying mass; also :  wander
3
:  to undergo milling

Examples of MILL

  1. The crowd was milling outside the exit.
  2. <a demonstration of how dried kernels of corn were milled in colonial times>

First Known Use of MILL

1511

3mill

noun

Definition of MILL

:  a money of account equal to 110 cent

Origin of MILL

Latin mille thousand
First Known Use: 1786

4mill

Definition of MILL

variant of 2mil

Mill

biographical name \ˈmil\

Definition of MILL

James 1773–1836 Scot. philos., hist., & econ.

Mill

biographical name

Definition of MILL

John Stuart 1806–1873 son of James Eng. philos. & econ.

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