What does MILL mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. factory, mill, manufacturing plant, manufactory(noun)

    a plant consisting of one or more buildings with facilities for manufacturing

  2. Mill, James Mill(noun)

    Scottish philosopher who expounded Bentham's utilitarianism; father of John Stuart Mill (1773-1836)

  3. Mill, John Mill, John Stuart Mill(noun)

    English philosopher and economist remembered for his interpretations of empiricism and utilitarianism (1806-1873)

  4. mill, grinder, milling machinery(noun)

    machinery that processes materials by grinding or crushing

  5. grind, mill, pulverization, pulverisation(verb)

    the act of grinding to a powder or dust

  6. mill, mill about, mill around(verb)

    move about in a confused manner

  7. mill(verb)

    grind with a mill

    "mill grain"

  8. mill(verb)

    produce a ridge around the edge of

    "mill a coin"

  9. mill(verb)

    roll out (metal) with a rolling machine


  1. Mill(n.)

    A building or complex of buildings containing a mill or other machinery to grind grains into flour.

  2. Origin: [OE. mille, melle, mulle, milne, AS. myln, mylen; akin to D. molen, G. mhle, OHG. mul, muln, Icel. mylna; all prob. from L. molina, fr. mola millstone; prop., that which grinds, akin to molere to grind, Goth. malan, G. mahlen, and to E. meal. 108. See Meal flour, and cf. Moline.]


  1. mill(Noun)

    An obsolete coin with value one-thousandth of a dollar, or one-tenth of a cent.

  2. mill(Noun)

    One thousandth part, particularly in millage rates of property tax.

  3. mill(Verb)

    To grind or otherwise process in a mill or other machine.

    to mill flour

  4. mill(Verb)

    To shape, polish, dress or finish using a machine.

  5. mill

    To engrave one or more grooves or a pattern around the edge of (a cylindrical object such as a coin).

  6. mill

    (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.

  7. Mill(ProperNoun)

    John Stuart Mill.

  8. Origin: * mille, mylen

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mill(noun)

    a money of account of the United States, having the value of the tenth of a cent, or the thousandth of a dollar

  2. Mill(noun)

    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

  3. Mill(noun)

    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

  4. Mill(noun)

    a machine for grinding and polishing; as, a lapidary mill

  5. Mill(noun)

    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

  6. Mill(noun)

    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

  7. Mill(noun)

    a hardened steel roller having a design in relief, used for imprinting a reversed copy of the design in a softer metal, as copper

  8. Mill(noun)

    an excavation in rock, transverse to the workings, from which material for filling is obtained

  9. Mill(noun)

    a passage underground through which ore is shot

  10. Mill(noun)

    a milling cutter. See Illust. under Milling

  11. Mill(noun)

    a pugilistic

  12. Mill(noun)

    to reduce to fine particles, or to small pieces, in a mill; to grind; to comminute

  13. Mill(noun)

    to shape, finish, or transform by passing through a machine; specifically, to shape or dress, as metal, by means of a rotary cutter

  14. Mill(noun)

    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

  15. Mill(noun)

    to pass through a fulling mill; to full, as cloth

  16. Mill(noun)

    to beat with the fists

  17. Mill(noun)

    to roll into bars, as steel

  18. Mill(verb)

    to swim under water; -- said of air-breathing creatures

  19. Origin: [See Mill, n., and cf. Muller.]


  1. Mill

    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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Mill

    mil, n. a machine for grinding any substance, as grain, by crushing it between two hard, rough surfaces: a place where corn is ground, or manufacture of some kind is carried on: a contest at boxing.—v.t. to grind: to press or stamp in a mill: to stamp or turn up the edge of coin, and put ridges and furrows on the rim: to put furrows and ridges on any edge: to clean, as cloth: to beat severely with the fists.—ns. Mill′-board, stout pasteboard, used esp. in binding books; Mill′cog, a cog of a mill-wheel; Mill′dam, Mill′pond, a dam or pond to hold water for driving a mill.—adj. Milled, prepared by a grinding-mill or a coining-press: transversely grooved: treated by machinery, esp. smoothed by calendering rollers in a paper-mill.—ns. Mill′-horse, a horse that turns a mill; Mill′ing, the act of passing anything through a mill: the act of fulling cloth: the process of turning up the edge of coin and of putting the rows of ridges and furrows on it: indenting coin on the edge; Mill′race, the current of water that turns a mill-wheel, or the channel in which it runs; Mill-six′pence (Shak.), a milled sixpence; Mill′stone, one of the two stones used in a mill for grinding corn; Mill′stone-grit (geol.), a hard gritty variety of sandstone suitable for millstones; Mill′-tooth, a molar; Mill′-wheel, the water-wheel used for driving a mill; Mill′-work, the machinery of a mill: the planning and putting up of machinery in mills; Mill′wright, a wright or mechanic who builds and repairs mills.—Go through the mill, to undergo suffering or experience sufficient to fit one for certain duties or privileges; See through a millstone, to see far into or through difficult questions. [A.S. miln—L. mola, a mill—molāre, to grind.]

  2. Mill

    mil, n. (U.S.) the thousandth part of a dollar. [L. mille, a thousand.]

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'MILL' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3135

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'MILL' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2862

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'MILL' in Nouns Frequency: #1081


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of MILL in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of MILL in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of MILL in a Sentence

  1. Jeffrey Gundlach:

    It’s a good run-of-the-mill jobs report.

  2. Claire Glynn:

    We have a cryogenic laboratory mill that we will use for this purpose.

  3. Zhao Yang:

    Compared with Guangdong, where our fabric mill sites are, Xinjiang's water is very scarce.

  4. Ned Hill:

    When you attracted the steel mill years ago, you got 2,000 employees. When you attract a data center, you get maybe 50.

  5. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Anger is a rough water; if you can canalize it into a water mill, you can benefit from it. Anything bad can be transformed into good.

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