mil·​er ˈmī-lər How to pronounce miler (audio)
: one that is a specified number of miles in length
used in combination
a 15-miler
: one that competes in mile races
often qualified in combination
a quarter-miler

Examples of miler in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the spring, the University of Washington track team produced eight sub-four-minute milers. Amby Burfoot, New York Times, 22 July 2023 How far off are the Americans from producing a top miler? Andrew Greif, Los Angeles Times, 28 Aug. 2023 The lead author is Arturo Casado, a former Olympic miler from Spain. Alex Hutchinson, Outside Online, 23 Feb. 2023 Teammate Jaida Ross is No. 6 on this year’s best list in the shot with a mark of 59-9¾. The UO men, represented in the meet only by miler Elliott Cook, aren’t a factor in the team picture. Ken Goe For The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, 10 Mar. 2023 Hocker wanted to be a miler. David Woods, The Indianapolis Star, 7 Aug. 2021 Except for 1986 when it was held at Atlanta Motor Speedway, the event was at Charlotte Motor Speedway normally on the weekend prior to that track’s 600 miler. Greg Engle, Forbes, 19 May 2022 Another seven have yet to compete — long jumper Tianna Bartoletta, hurdler Grant Holloway and hammer thrower DeAnna Price (Saturday) and long jumper Jeff Henderson, hurdler Dalilah Muhammad, sprinter Noah Lyles and metric miler Matt Centrowitz (Sunday)., 26 June 2021 Teammate Jaida Ross, sixth on the indoor season’s bests list, finished eighth with a best effort of 57-7¾. The UO men were represented only by miler Elliott Cook. Ken Goe For The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, 11 Mar. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1819, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of miler was in 1819

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Cite this Entry

“Miler.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2024.

Kids Definition


mil·​er ˈmī-lər How to pronounce miler (audio)
: one that competes in races a mile long
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