mil

noun (1)
\ ˈmil How to pronounce mil (audio) \

Definition of mil

 (Entry 1 of 3)

1 : thousand found a salinity of 38.4 per mil
2 : a monetary unit formerly used in Cyprus equal to ¹/₁₀₀₀ pound
3 : a unit of length equal to ¹/₁₀₀₀ inch used especially in measuring thickness (as of plastic films)
4 : a unit of angular measurement equal to ¹/₆₄₀₀ of 360 degrees and used especially in artillery

mil

noun (2)
variants: or
plural mil or mill

Definition of mil (Entry 2 of 3)

slang
: a million dollars

Definition of mil (Entry 3 of 3)

military

First Known Use of mil

Noun (1)

1872, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun (2)

circa 1942, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for mil

Noun (1)

Latin mille thousand

Noun (2)

short for million

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“Mil.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mil. Accessed 30 Sep. 2022.

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