What does mild mean?

Definitions for mildmaɪld

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. mild(adj)

    moderate in type or degree or effect or force; far from extreme

    "a mild winter storm"; "a mild fever"; "fortunately the pain was mild"; "a mild rebuke"; "mild criticism"

  2. meek, mild, modest(adj)

    humble in spirit or manner; suggesting retiring mildness or even cowed submissiveness

    "meek and self-effacing"

  3. balmy, mild, soft(adj)

    mild and pleasant

    "balmy days and nights"; "the climate was mild and conducive to life or growth"; "a soft breeze"

Wiktionary

  1. mild(Noun)

    A relatively low-gravity beer, often with a dark colour; mild ale

  2. mild(Adjective)

    Gentle; pleasant; kind; soft; bland; clement; hence, moderate in degree or quality; -- the opposite of harsh, severe, irritating, violent, disagreeable, etc.; -- applied to persons and things; as, a mild disposition; a mild eye; a mild air; a mild medicine; a mild insanity.

  3. Origin: From milde, from mildijaz; cognate with Old Saxon mildi, milde, Dutch mild, Old High German milti (< German ), Old Norse mildr (< Icelandic , Swedish , Danish ), and Gothic milds; compare Lithuanian melas ‘dear’.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mild

    gentle; pleasant; kind; soft; bland; clement; hence, moderate in degree or quality; -- the opposite of harsh, severe, irritating, violent, disagreeable, etc.; -- applied to persons and things; as, a mild disposition; a mild eye; a mild air; a mild medicine; a mild insanity

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Mild

    mīld, adj. gentle in temper and disposition: not sharp or bitter: acting gently: gently and pleasantly affecting the senses: soft: calm.—v.t. Mild′en, to render mild.—v.i. to become mild.—adv. Mild′ly.—n. Mild′ness.—adj. Mild′-spok′en, having a mild manner of speech.—Mild ale, ale newly brewed, which has not got the taste that comes from keeping. [A.S. milde, mild; cf. Ger. mild, Ice. mildr, gracious, &c.]

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British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'mild' in Adjectives Frequency: #677

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of mild in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of mild in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Lord Newborough:

    Vigorous let us be in attaining our ends, and mild in our method of attainment.

  2. Aquaviva:

    Let us be resolute in prosecuting our ends, and mild in our methods of so doing.

  3. Garry Kasparov:

    I see no chance for Russia now to move from Putin's brutal dictatorship into something that will be even (as) mild as we had 10 years ago.

  4. Richard Brinsley Sheridan:

    When you meet your antagonist, do everything in a mild and agreeable manner. Let your courage be as keen, but at the same time as polished, as your sword.

  5. Esmael Mangudadatu:

    Basit Usman was shot in the shoulder and he can't move the right side of his body because of a mild stroke, he has aides who were also badly hit from the encounter.

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