Definitions for MILLmɪl
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a factory for certain kinds of manufacture, as paper, steel, or textiles.
a building equipped with machinery for grinding grain into flour and other cereal products.
a machine for grinding, crushing, or pulverizing any solid substance:
a coffee mill.
any of various machines that modify the shape or size of a piece of work by rotating tools or the work:
any of various other apparatuses for shaping materials or performing other mechanical operations.
a business or institution that dispenses products or services in an impersonal or mechanical manner:
a divorce mill; a diploma mill.
Slang. a boxing match or fistfight.
Category: Status (usage)
(v.t.)to grind, work, treat, or shape in or with a mill.
to make a raised edge on (a coin or the like). to make radial grooves on the raised edge of (a coin or the like).
to beat or stir, as to a froth:
to mill chocolate.
Slang. to beat or strike; fight.
Category: Status (usage)
(v.i.)to move around aimlessly, slowly, or confusedly (often fol. by about or around).
Slang. to fight or box.
Category: Status (usage)
Idioms for mill:
through the mill,through a set of difficult or painful experiences.
Category: Idiom, Informal
Origin of mill:
bef. 950; OE myl(e)n < LL molīna= L mol(a) mill +-īna -ine3
a money of account equal to .001 of a U.S. dollar.
Origin of mill:
1785–95, Amer.; short for L millēsimus thousandth; see mil1
James, 1773–1836, English philosopher, historian, and economist, born in Scotland.
his son John Stuart, 1806–73, English philosopher and economist.
factory, mill, manufacturing plant, manufactory(noun)
a plant consisting of one or more buildings with facilities for manufacturing
Mill, James Mill(noun)
Scottish philosopher who expounded Bentham's utilitarianism; father of John Stuart Mill (1773-1836)
Mill, John Mill, John Stuart Mill(noun)
English philosopher and economist remembered for his interpretations of empiricism and utilitarianism (1806-1873)
mill, grinder, milling machinery(noun)
machinery that processes materials by grinding or crushing
grind, mill, pulverization, pulverisation(verb)
the act of grinding to a powder or dust
mill, mill about, mill around(verb)
move about in a confused manner
grind with a mill
produce a ridge around the edge of
"mill a coin"
roll out (metal) with a rolling machine
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a factory making a particular product
a steel/textile/sugar mill
a building where grain is ground to make flour
a mill by the river
(of many people) to be moving around an area
Fans were milling around outside the stadium.
An obsolete coin with value one-thousandth of a dollar, or one-tenth of a cent.
One thousandth part, particularly in millage rates of property tax.
To grind or otherwise process in a mill or other machine.
to mill flour
To shape, polish, dress or finish using a machine.
To engrave one or more grooves or a pattern around the edge of (a cylindrical object such as a coin).
(followed by around, about, etc.) To move about in an aimless fashion.
I didn't have much to do, so I just milled around the town looking at the shops.
John Stuart Mill.
Origin: * mille, mylen
a money of account of the United States, having the value of the tenth of a cent, or the thousandth of a dollar
a machine for grinding or comminuting any substance, as grain, by rubbing and crushing it between two hard, rough, or intented surfaces; as, a gristmill, a coffee mill; a bone mill
a machine used for expelling the juice, sap, etc., from vegetable tissues by pressure, or by pressure in combination with a grinding, or cutting process; as, a cider mill; a cane mill
a machine for grinding and polishing; as, a lapidary mill
a common name for various machines which produce a manufactured product, or change the form of a raw material by the continuous repetition of some simple action; as, a sawmill; a stamping mill, etc
a building or collection of buildings with machinery by which the processes of manufacturing are carried on; as, a cotton mill; a powder mill; a rolling mill
a hardened steel roller having a design in relief, used for imprinting a reversed copy of the design in a softer metal, as copper
an excavation in rock, transverse to the workings, from which material for filling is obtained
a passage underground through which ore is shot
a milling cutter. See Illust. under Milling
to reduce to fine particles, or to small pieces, in a mill; to grind; to comminute
to shape, finish, or transform by passing through a machine; specifically, to shape or dress, as metal, by means of a rotary cutter
to make a raised border around the edges of, or to cut fine grooves or indentations across the edges of, as of a coin, or a screw head; also, to stamp in a coining press; to coin
to pass through a fulling mill; to full, as cloth
to beat with the fists
to roll into bars, as steel
to swim under water; -- said of air-breathing creatures
A grinding mill is a unit operation designed to break a solid material into smaller pieces. There are many different types of grinding mills and many types of materials processed in them. Historically mills were powered by hand, working animal, wind or water. Today they are also powered by electricity. The grinding of solid matters occurs under exposure of mechanical forces that trench the structure by overcoming of the interior bonding forces. After the grinding the state of the solid is changed: the grain size, the grain size disposition and the grain shape. Grinding may serve the following purposes in engineering: ⁕increase of the surface area of a solid ⁕manufacturing of a solid with a desired grain size ⁕pulping of resources
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Rank popularity for the word 'MILL' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2862
Rank popularity for the word 'MILL' in Nouns Frequency: #1081
Translations for MILL
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a machine, sometimes now electrical, for grinding coffee, pepper etc by crushing it between rough, hard surfaces
a coffee-mill; a pepper-mill.
- moinhoPortuguese (BR)
- die MühleGerman
- mølle; -mølle; kværn; -kværnDanish
- اسیاب کردنFarsi
- daráló, őrlőHungarian
- malamoji mašinėlė, malūnėlisLithuanian
- اسیاب کردنPersian
- د ميده كولو ماشين، ژرندهPashto
- ручная мельницаRussian
- (咖啡等的)研磨機，(胡椒等的)研磨器或研磨罐Chinese (Trad.)
- چکّی، پیسنے کی مشینUrdu
- máy xayVietnamese
- 碾磨机，磨粉机Chinese (Simp.)
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