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mill

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noun \ˈmil\

Definition of mill

  1. 1 :  a building provided with machinery for grinding grain into flour

  2. 2 a :  a machine or apparatus (as a quern) for grinding grain b :  a machine for crushing or comminuting

  3. 3 :  a machine that manufactures by the continuous repetition of some simple action

  4. 4 :  a building or collection of buildings with machinery for manufacturing

  5. 5 a :  a machine formerly used for stamping coins b :  a machine for expelling juice from vegetable tissues by pressure or grinding

  6. 6 :  milling machine, milling cutter

  7. 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. 8 :  a difficult and often educational experience —used in the phrase through the mill

  9. 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

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mill

verb

Simple Definition of mill

  • : 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

  1. transitive verb
  2. 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

  3. 2 :  to give a raised rim or a ridged or corrugated edge to (a coin)

  4. 3 :  to cut grooves in the metal surface of (as a knob)

  5. intransitive verb
  6. 1 :  to hit out with the fists

  7. 2 :  to move in a circle or in an eddying mass; also :  wander

  8. 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>



1511

First Known Use of mill

1511


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mill

noun

Definition of mill

  1. :  a money of account equal to 110 cent



Origin of mill

Latin mille thousand


First Known Use: 1786


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mill

Definition of mill

  1. variant of 2mil




Mill

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biographical name \ˈmil\

Definition of Mill

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




Mill

biographical name

Definition of Mill

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






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