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

Definition of miller

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

Examples of miller in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As a boy he was entranced by stories his grandfather told about his own grandfather George Rice, a gun maker, and even about George’s father, James, a corn miller. Alex Traub, New York Times, 11 Feb. 2022 Fred, the oldest of the doctor’s three sons, became a miller and was never of much consequence within the ambitious Lewis clan. New York Times, 31 Dec. 2021 Petra, a frisky maidservant coming off of a weekend dalliance, turns to the audience and imagines her possible futures, first married to a miller’s son, then to a businessman, then to the Prince of Wales. Michael Schulman, The New Yorker, 27 Nov. 2021 In addition to a white Murphy bed/sofa combo, there are also two Herman miller wall units — one with floating cabinets that serves as a media console, and another with more storage and a workspace — both of which are included in the sale. Jenny Xie, Curbed, 5 Aug. 2021 White cyclamen appear to flutter above silvery dusty-miller foliage and eucalyptus pods. Heather Arndt Anderson, Sunset Magazine, 12 Feb. 2020 Back in 1833, two men — a miller and a druggist who grew herbs — decided to make and sell drugs and essential oils. Dallas News, 17 Jan. 2021 Unfortunately for his biographer, Rembrandt was the ninth child of a miller, and there was no reason that any note should have been taken of his childhood. Reagan Upshaw, Washington Post, 10 Sep. 2020 As early as 1799, Joseph Cahoon, a miller from Vermont, visited the area and fell in love with the beautiful countryside. Carol Kovach, cleveland, 7 July 2020 See More

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First Known Use of miller

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Miller.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2022.

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

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Arthur 1915–2005 American dramatist and novelist


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(Alton) Glenn 1904–1944 American bandleader


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Henry 1891–1980 American writer


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


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Merton Howard 1923–2000 American economist


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Perry Gilbert Eddy 1905–1963 American literary critic and scholar


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William 1782–1849 American religious leader

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