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Definition of mi

 (Entry 1 of 3)

: the third note of the major scale in solfège

Definition of mi (Entry 2 of 3)

1 mile; miles
2 mill

Definition of MI (Entry 3 of 3)

1 Michigan
2 military intelligence
3 myocardial infarction

Examples of mi in a Sentence

Noun do, re, mi, fa, sol, la, ti
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Ernesto called her mi comandante, a reference to the top rank in Fidel’s rebel army. Lisette Poole, Smithsonian, "Roaring Through Cuba With Che Guevara’s Son," 24 Oct. 2019 Buoy 46029 which is around 20 mi offshore of the Columbia River Bar entrance reported 24 ft seas at 7 AM. oregonlive, "5 rescued from disabled sailboat off Oregon coast amid high seas (video)," 18 Oct. 2019 Everything was inspired by what my mom and the rest of mi familia would have worn back in the '90s. Kristin Corpuz, Billboard, "Becky G Celebrates Her Mother's '90s Style With New Colourpop 'Hola Chola' Collection," 18 Dec. 2019 The crater may lie beneath lava in a 910 cubic kilometer (218 cu mi) area of the Bolaven plateau volcanic field in the southeast Asian nation of Laos, according a paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences journal. Michelle Lim, CNN, "A huge meteorite smashed into Earth nearly 800,000 years ago. We may have finally found the crater," 9 Jan. 2020 Start at the Arguello entrance to the Presidio, visit Green Apple Books on Clement, then grab some food to go (banh mi at Cafe Bunn Mi on Clement?) before taking the route into Golden Gate Park. Peter Hartlaub, SFChronicle.com, "First date? Drunken Saturday? How to explore the new 49 Mile Scenic Route," 15 Nov. 2019 The options are Latin- and Asian-inspired and include carne asada, banh mi, carnitas and the Gangnam style (Korean-style marinated short rib with pickled daikon and spicy chili vinegar). Jessica Roy, Los Angeles Times, "A weekend in Santa Barbara is more affordable than you might think," 28 Sep. 2019 At 1 pm Dorian was located 50 mi N of Freeport moving to the NW @ 3 mph with max winds 110 mph. Leigh Morgan, al, "Hurricane Dorian 2019 path update: Category 2 storm finally starts to track away from Bahamas," 3 Sep. 2019 There’s a paella, and sandwiches like cod banh mi, along with beers galore and natural wines, practically a requirement for new restaurants this year. Florence Fabricant, New York Times, "In Fall’s Biggest Openings, Experience Is on the Menu," 3 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of mi


15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for mi


Medieval Latin, from the syllable sung to this note in a medieval hymn to St. John the Baptist

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The first known use of mi was in the 15th century

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23 Feb 2020

Cite this Entry

“Mi.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mi. Accessed 23 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of mi

music : the third note of a musical scale


\ ˈmē How to pronounce mi (audio) \

Kids Definition of mi

: the third note of the musical scale

Kids Definition of mi.

1 mile
2 miles

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Medical Definition of MI

1 mitral incompetence; mitral insufficiency
2 myocardial infarction

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