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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Some will be closing and reopening at different times for the half marathon and the four miler. Emily Deletter, The Enquirer, 6 Oct. 2022 Brielle Whitworth, outstanding as a half-miler in her freshman season last spring, led the Edgewood girls to 15th place. Bill Blewett, Baltimore Sun, 15 Sep. 2022 Twelve months ago, Cole Hocker was coming off the best year by a college miler in more than a half-century. David Woods, The Indianapolis Star, 9 Sep. 2022 This one round trip will turn this Orion capsule into an instant million miler flyer. CBS News, 28 Aug. 2022 Smith, a 1968 graduate of Los Angeles Fremont High and the No. 1-ranked quarter-miler in the world in 1971 as a UCLA junior, has coached a slew of elite sprinters. John Ortega, Los Angeles Times, 16 Aug. 2022 Steve, who preceded Nick as a sub-4:00 miler, is now New Zealand’s national lead distance coach. Roger Robinson, Outside Online, 18 Feb. 2021 That would be American Fred Kerley, an accomplished quarter-miler who has discovered a renaissance in the short sprints at age 27. Mark Zeigler, San Diego Union-Tribune, 15 July 2022 Union Athletics Club organized the rare single-event track meet for the sole purpose of supporting their star miler prior the upcoming World Athletics Championships. Will Lee For The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, 2 July 2022 See More

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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 27 Nov. 2022.

Kids Definition



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