millstone

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noun mill·stone \ˈmil-ˌstōn\

Definition of millstone

  1. 1 :  either of two circular stones used for grinding (as grain)

  2. 2a :  something that grinds or crushesb :  a heavy burden

Examples of millstone in a sentence

  1. College loans can quickly become a millstone for students.

  2. The scandal has become a political millstone.

  3. The scandal has been a millstone around her neck.

Before 12th Century

First Known Use of millstone

before 12th century


MILLSTONE Defined for English Language Learners

millstone

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noun mill·stone \ˈmil-ˌstōn\

Definition of millstone for English Language Learners

  • : either one of two large, flat, round stones that are used for grinding grain in a mill

  • : a problem or responsibility that does not go away and that makes it difficult or impossible to do or achieve something


MILLSTONE Defined for Kids

millstone

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noun mill·stone \ˈmil-ˌstōn\

Definition of millstone for Students

  1. :  either of two large circular stones used for grinding grain



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