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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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  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. 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 ?

  2. David Bennett:

    You're looking at something that, by a freak of nature, has been brought up by a volcano. It's just so extraordinary that this diamond would have stayed forever, miles under the earth's surface...It's like the most secret part of the earth has just been shown to us.

  3. Thom Tillis:

    Those are people nitpicking on smaller subjects that people are going to be looking at in totality, it's no different than when you criticize a governor for saying( a storm) is going to make landfall here, but it was 100 miles up the road. ... As the President, you're trying to give people optimism, because that alone can help improve the situation. But we're learning a lot. We're revising things, and I don't criticize him or our governor for making changes in their estimates and their predictions.

  4. Yi Jiandong:

    This time, the two supply stations were 16 kilometers( about 10 miles) apart, which meant runners were not looked after for two to three hours -- there was no drinks, food or tent to take a rest in, nothing. This can bring great danger.

  5. Jakelin Caal Maquin:

    They were about 90 miles away from where we could process them.

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    a small restaurant serving beer and wine as well as food; usually cheap
    • A. nitrile
    • B. germ
    • C. vigorish
    • D. brasserie

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