Definition of mile
- was miles ahead of them in education
- talking a mile a minute
We passed mile after mile of beautiful scenery as we drove through the country.
We traveled over miles of dirt road.
The car was traveling at 70 miles per hour.
We were miles from home.
We still have miles to go.
The beach stretched on for miles and miles.
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First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
: a unit of measurement equal to 5,280 feet (about 1,609 meters)
miles : a great distance
: a race that is a mile long
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to lower or disgrace the reputation of
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