Definitions for milmɪl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. a unit of length equal to 0.001 of an inch (0.0254 mm), used in measuring the diameter of wires.

    Category: Weights and Measures

  2. a military unit of angular measurement equal to the angle subtended by 1/6400 of a circumference.

  3. (used formerly in pharmaceutical prescriptions) a milliliter.

Origin of mil:

1715–25; short for L millēsimus thousandth


  1. Slang. a million.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Status (usage)

Origin of mil:

by shortening


  1. military.

    Category: Military

  2. militia.

    Category: Military

Princeton's WordNet

  1. mil(noun)

    a Cypriot monetary unit equal to one thousandth of a pound

  2. mile, mil, Swedish mile(noun)

    a Swedish unit of length equivalent to 10 km

  3. mil(noun)

    a unit of length equal to one thousandth of an inch; used to specify thickness (e.g., of sheets or wire)

  4. milliliter, millilitre, mil, ml, cubic centimeter, cubic centimetre, cc(noun)

    a metric unit of volume equal to one thousandth of a liter

  5. mil(noun)

    an angular unit used in artillery; equal to 1/6400 of a complete revolution


  1. mil(Noun)

    An angular mil, a unit of angular measurement equal to of a complete circle. At 1000 metres one mil subtends about one metre (0.98 m). Also and are used in other countries.

  2. mil(Noun)

    A unit of measurement equal to of an inch, usually used for thin objects, such as sheets of plastic.

  3. mil(Noun)

    a former subdivision (1/1000) of the Maltese lira

  4. Origin: milja, from milla, plural of the numeral mille.


  1. mil

    The domain name mil is the sponsored top-level domain in the Domain Name System of the Internet for the United States Department of Defense and its subsidiary or affiliated organizations. The name is derived from military. It was one of the first top-level domains, created in January 1985. The United States is the only country that has a top-level domain for its military, a legacy of the United States' military role in the creation of the Internet. Other countries often use second-level domains for this purpose, e.g., for the United Kingdom's Ministry of Defence. Canada uses with the United States as they jointly operate the North American Aerospace Defense Command. Although the United States military has its own top-level domain, it still uses com domains for some of its recruitment sites, such as, as well as for the Defense Commissary Agency's public website and most non-appropriated fund instrumentalities such as military MWR organizations and military exchanges. Also, the military uses edu domains for its service academies: the United States Military Academy, United States Coast Guard Academy, United States Naval Academy, and the United States Air Force Academy can all be reached using either an edu or a mil domain. The official athletic program sites of the three academies that are members of NCAA Division I use com domains. The Department of Defense itself uses gov for its home page, with at least three second-level domains within mil redirecting to its home page of

The Standard Electrical Dictionary

  1. Mil

    A unit of length; one-thousandth part of a lineal inch. It is equal to .025399 millimeter; .000083 foot; .001000 inch.

Anagrams of mil

  1. ILM

  2. MLI

Translations for mil

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


the number 1,000

one thousand; two thousand; several thousand.

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