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millstone

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noun mill·stone \ˈmil-ˌstōn\

Simple Definition of millstone

  • : either one of two large, round stones used for grinding grain in a mill

  • : a problem or responsibility that does not go away and that makes it difficult or impossible to do or achieve something

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of millstone

  1. 1 :  either of two circular stones used for grinding (as grain)

  2. 2 a :  something that grinds or crushes b :  a heavy burden

Examples of millstone in a sentence

  1. College loans can quickly become a millstone for students.

  2. The scandal has become a political millstone.

  3. The scandal has been a millstone around her neck.



Before 12th Century

First Known Use of millstone

before 12th century

Rhymes with millstone

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MILLSTONE Defined for Kids

millstone

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noun mill·stone \ˈmil-ˌstōn\

Definition of millstone for Students

  1. :  either of two large circular stones used for grinding grain




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