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  1. milesnoun

    A great distance.

  2. Milesnoun

    A male given name from the Germanic languages.

    Clad in doublet and hose, and boots of Cordovan leather, / Strode, with a martial air, Miles Standish the Puritan Captain.

  3. Milesnoun

    A patronymic surname, also derived from a Middle English form of Michael.

  4. Etymology: From given name Milo, of problematic origin, possibly from an unknown element, or a short form of names beginning with mil- "grace, favor". The English form is associated by folk etymology with Latin miles.


  1. Miles

    Miles is a small town in Queensland, Australia. At the 2006 census, Miles had a population of 1,164. The town is situated on the Warrego Highway, 340 kilometres west of Brisbane, the state capital. Formerly known as Dogwood Crossing, the town is situated on Dogwood Creek, named by German explorer Ludwig Leichhardt in 1844. The town was renamed Miles in honour of the Queensland Colonial Secretary, William Miles.

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. MILES

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Miles is ranked #368 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Miles surname appeared 84,942 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 29 would have the surname Miles.

    61.3% or 52,095 total occurrences were White.
    32.3% or 27,479 total occurrences were Black.
    2.6% or 2,217 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    2.4% or 2,073 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    0.7% or 663 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.4% or 416 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Miles' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1066

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Miles' in Written Corpus Frequency: #947

Anagrams for Miles »

  1. slime

  2. smile

  3. limes

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Miles in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Miles in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Miles in a Sentence

  1. Border Protection Commissioner Mark Morgan:

    Right now, the 78 miles that have been built have been built where there was an existing form of barrier, we just started breaking ground in( Rio Grande Valley), where we're building miles of new wall where there has been no structure there at all.

  2. Benjamin Levine:

    It falls upon the poorest, so what do you do with a kid out in West Texas,who doesn't have insurance, there isn't a pediatric cardiologist for 500 miles? What's that kid supposed to do? You can't just wave your hands over it.

  3. Don Gathers:

    You hope that it's over, but as long as there are people out there with that mindset, it will continue, how did we get to a point where an individual some 800 miles away from here wants to inject himself into a city council campaign ?

  4. Paul Veneto:

    They didn’t think I’d do five miles and I did 18, so then, of course, in Connecticut, I got the other hurricane, Ida, come through there. So I was put to the test and nothing stopped me.

  5. Van Booth:

    As of today, Im about 114 miles total in my walk. I have been walking for the past week.

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