miller

noun
mill·​er | \ˈmi-lər \

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

3a : milling machine

b : a tool for use in a milling machine

Miller

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Mil·​ler | \ˈmi-lər \

Definition of Miller (Entry 2 of 8)

Arthur 1915–2005 American dramatist and novelist

Miller

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Definition of Miller (Entry 3 of 8)

(Alton) Glenn 1904–1944 American bandleader

Miller

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Definition of Miller (Entry 4 of 8)

Henry 1891–1980 American writer

Miller

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Definition of Miller (Entry 5 of 8)

Joa*quin \wä-​ˈkēn, wȯ-​\ 1837–1913 pseudonym of Cincinnatus Hiner Miller American poet

Miller

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Definition of Miller (Entry 6 of 8)

Merton Howard 1923–2000 American economist

Miller

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Definition of Miller (Entry 7 of 8)

Perry Gilbert Eddy 1905–1963 American literary critic and scholar

Miller

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Definition of Miller (Entry 8 of 8)

William 1782–1849 American religious leader

Examples of miller in a Sentence

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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. refinery29.com, "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, Bloomberg.com, "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 India imposes a duty of 20 percent on sugar exports, which millers are seeking to have abolished. Pratik Parija, Bloomberg.com, "India May Export More Sugar Than Forecast on Higher Yields," 23 Feb. 2018 Nigeria’s import restrictions benefit farmers and millers and seem to be encouraging more planting. The Economist, "Nigeria hopes high tariffs will make it grow more rice," 15 Mar. 2018 To have that followed kind of in rapid succession by these other millers, like Meuer Farm doing emmer, spelt and einkorn. Kristine M. Kierzek, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Baking, teaching have proved to be his forte," 2 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of miller

Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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miller

noun

English Language Learners Definition of miller

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

miller

noun
mill·​er | \ˈmi-lər \

Kids Definition of miller

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

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