mill·​er | \ ˈmi-lər How to pronounce miller (audio) \

Definition of miller

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1 : one that operates a mill specifically : one that grinds grain into flour
2 : any of various moths having powdery wings
b : a tool for use in a milling machine


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Mil·​ler | \ ˈmi-lər How to pronounce Miller (audio) \

Definition of Miller (Entry 2 of 8)

Arthur 1915–2005 American dramatist and novelist


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Definition of Miller (Entry 3 of 8)

(Alton) Glenn 1904–1944 American bandleader


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Definition of Miller (Entry 4 of 8)

Henry 1891–1980 American writer


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Definition of Miller (Entry 5 of 8)

Joa*quin \ wä-​ˈkēn How to pronounce Miller (audio) , wȯ-​ \ 1837–1913 pseudonym of Cincinnatus Hiner Miller American poet


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Definition of Miller (Entry 6 of 8)

Merton Howard 1923–2000 American economist


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Definition of Miller (Entry 7 of 8)

Perry Gilbert Eddy 1905–1963 American literary critic and scholar


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Definition of Miller (Entry 8 of 8)

William 1782–1849 American religious leader

Examples of miller in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Imports are paid for in dollars, but a scarcity of available dollars at the official exchange rate has pushed up prices as wheat millers and fuel distributors are forced to pay exorbitant prices for dollars at money-exchange houses. Sarah Dadouch, Washington Post, "Amid economic despair, young Lebanese see only two options: Protest or leave," 9 Nov. 2019 Wheat millers have the same problem and have warned of possible bread shortages. The Economist, "A long-feared currency crisis has begun to bite in Lebanon," 3 Oct. 2019 One of the stranger animals that the bears eat must be army cutworm moths, also known as miller moths. Douglas Main, National Geographic, "The most bizarre things grizzly bears eat, from elk to moths," 25 June 2019 But this fairy tale lets its heroine be both monster and princess, both gold-hoarding Rumpelstiltskin and virtuous miller’s daughter. Constance Grady, Vox, "With Spinning Silver, Naomi Novik cements her status as one of the great YA fantasy authors," 20 July 2018 Ross was among thousands of unionized coal miners, iron workers, teamsters, bakers, tobacco workers, millers and others who descended on the Ohio Statehouse to rally ahead of a congressional field hearing in Columbus. Washington Post, "Thousands rally in Ohio for solution to pension crisis," 12 July 2018 In addition to ovarian cancer, talc has been linked with an increase in lung cancer for talc millers and miners, who may inhale talc on the job, according to the American Cancer Society., "Johnson & Johnson Owes $4.69 Billion In Another Ovarian Cancer Case," 13 July 2018 India imposes a duty of 20 percent on sugar exports, which millers are seeking to get abolished. Pratik Parija,, "India Sugar Exports May Climb to Four-Year High on Record Output," 7 Mar. 2018 Perhaps in another time Alejandro would have been this miller, Kiril thought. Naomi Fry, The New Yorker, "The Intermediate Class," 24 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of miller


14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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12 Dec 2019

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“Miller.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 13 December 2019.

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English Language Learners Definition of miller

: a person who works in or is in charge of a flour mill


mill·​er | \ ˈmi-lər How to pronounce miller (audio) \

Kids Definition of miller

: a person who works in or runs a mill that grinds grain into flour

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