mill

noun (1)
\ˈmil \

Definition of mill 

(Entry 1 of 6)

1 : a building provided with machinery for grinding grain into flour

2a : a machine or apparatus (such as a quern) for grinding grain

b : a machine for crushing or comminuting

3 : a machine that manufactures by the continuous repetition of some simple action

4 : a building or collection of buildings with machinery for manufacturing

5a : a machine formerly used for stamping coins

b : a machine for expelling juice from vegetable tissues by pressure or grinding

7a : a slow, laborious, or mechanical process or routine

b : one that produces or processes people or things mechanically or in large numbers a diploma mill a rumor mill

8 : a difficult and often educational experience used in the phrase through the mill

9 : the engine of an automobile or boat

mill

verb
milled; milling; mills

Definition of mill (Entry 2 of 6)

transitive verb

1 : to subject to an operation or process in a mill: such as

a : to grind into flour, meal, or powder

b : to shape or dress by means of a rotary cutter

c : to mix and condition (something, such as rubber) by passing between rotating rolls

2 : to give a raised rim or a ridged or corrugated edge to (a coin)

3 : to cut grooves in the metal surface of (something, such as a knob)

intransitive verb

1 : to hit out with the fists

2 : to move in a circle or in an eddying mass also : wander

3 : to undergo milling

mill

noun (2)

Definition of mill (Entry 3 of 6)

: a money of account equal to ¹/₁₀ cent

mill

noun (3)

variant spelling of

slang

: a million dollars

Mill

biographical name (1)
\ˈmil \

Definition of Mill (Entry 5 of 6)

James 1773–1836 Scottish philosopher, historian, and economist

Mill

biographical name (2)

Definition of Mill (Entry 6 of 6)

John Stuart 1806–1873 son of James Mill English philosopher and economist

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Examples of mill in a Sentence

Verb

The crowd was milling outside the exit. a demonstration of how dried kernels of corn were milled in colonial times

First Known Use of mill

Noun (1)

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1511, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

Noun (2)

1786, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for mill

Noun (1)

Middle English mille, from Old English mylen, from Late Latin molina, molinum, from feminine and neuter of molinus of a mill, of a millstone, from Latin mola mill, millstone; akin to Latin molere to grind — more at meal

Noun (2)

Latin mille thousand

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The first known use of mill was before the 12th century

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More Definitions for mill

mill

verb

English Language Learners Definition of mill

: to produce (something) in a mill especially by grinding, crushing, or cutting it

of a group of people : to walk around in a general area without any particular aim or purpose

mill

noun
\ˈmil \

Kids Definition of mill

 (Entry 1 of 3)

1 : a building with machinery for grinding grain into flour

2 : a machine or device that prepares a material for use by grinding or crushing a pepper mill

3 : a factory using machines to make a product from raw material a steel mill

mill

verb
milled; milling

Kids Definition of mill (Entry 2 of 3)

1 : to subject to processing in a mill Grain is milled into flour. The logs are milled into lumber.

2 : to move about in a circle or in disorder … while everybody was milling around in the street, the applesauce cake burned up.— Barbara Robinson, Best Christmas Pageant

mill

noun

Kids Definition of mill (Entry 3 of 3)

: one tenth of a cent

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