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

Definition of miller

 (Entry 1 of 8)

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 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 The reader learns, for example, that Nigel the miller gave handsomely to the abbey. The Economist, 8 June 2020 Alexandre Viron, a miller who runs a midsize operation in the southern French city of Toulouse, said in a telephone interview that sales of baguettes, the iconic French loaf, have largely declined in recent years in favor of other varieties. Washington Post, 10 Apr. 2020 Many of these downwinders, miners, and millers have long since passed. CBS News, 8 Oct. 2019 The industry and commerce ministry has 65 registered millers that have signed up for its corn-subsidy program, which the government rolled out in December last year and is meant to provide affordable corn-meal. Ray Ndlovu / Bloomberg, Time, 31 Jan. 2020 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, 9 Nov. 2019

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14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Miller.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Aug. 2021.

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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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