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ˈmɪl ərmiller

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Miller, Glenn Miller, Alton Glenn Millernoun

    United States bandleader of a popular big band (1909-1944)

  2. Miller, Henry Miller, Henry Valentine Millernoun

    United States novelist whose novels were originally banned as pornographic (1891-1980)

  3. Miller, Arthur Millernoun

    United States playwright (1915-2005)

  4. millernoun

    someone who works in a mill (especially a grain mill)

  5. miller, milling machinenoun

    machine tool in which metal that is secured to a carriage is fed against rotating cutters that shape it

  6. moth miller, millernoun

    any of various moths that have powdery wings

Wiktionary

  1. Millernoun

    for a miller.

  2. millernoun

    A person who owns or operates a mill, especially a flour mill.

  3. millernoun

    A milling machine.

  4. millernoun

    Any of several moths that have powdery wings.

  5. millernoun

    The common name of a flour-smelling mushroom, Clitopilus prunulus.

  6. Etymology: From mill.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Millernoun

    One who attends a mill.

    Etymology: from mill.

    More water glideth by the mill
    Than wots the miller of. William Shakespeare.

    Gillius, who made enquiry of millers who dwelt upon its shore, received answer, that the Euripus ebbed and flowed four times a day. Thomas Browne, Vulgar Errours, b. vii.

  2. Millernoun

    A fly. Robert Ainsworth

Webster Dictionary

  1. Millernoun

    one who keeps or attends a flour mill or gristmill

  2. Millernoun

    a milling machine

  3. Millernoun

    a moth or lepidopterous insect; -- so called because the wings appear as if covered with white dust or powder, like a miller's clothes. Called also moth miller

  4. Millernoun

    the eagle ray

  5. Millernoun

    the hen harrier

Freebase

  1. Miller

    A miller usually refers to a person who operates a mill, a machine to grind a cereal crop to make flour. Milling is among the oldest of human occupations. "Miller", "Milne" and other variants are common surnames,The Utah Genealogical and Historical Magazine, Volume 1 at Google Books as are their equivalents in other languages around the world. Milling existed in hunter-gatherer communities, and later millers were important to the development of agriculture. The materials ground by millers are often foodstuffs and particularly grain. The physical grinding of the food allows for the easier digestion of its nutrients and saves wear on the teeth. Non-food substances needed in a fine, powdered form, such as building materials, may be processed by a miller. The most basic tool for a miller was the quern-stone - simply a large, fixed stone as a base and another movable stone operated by hand, similar to a mortar and pestle. As technology and millstones improved, more elaborate machines such as watermills and windmills were developed to do the grinding work. These mills harnessed available energy sources including animal, water, wind, and electrical power. Mills are some of the oldest factories in human history, so factories making other items are sometimes known as mills, for example, cotton mills and steel mills. These factory workers are also called millers.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Miller

    mil′ėr, n. one who has, or who attends to, a corn-mill.—ns. Mill′er's-thumb, a small fresh-water fish with a large, broad, and rounded head like a miller's thumb, the river bull-head.

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Miller' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4394

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Miller in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Miller in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Miller in a Sentence

  1. Jude Law:

    Following the reports in todays papers, I just want to say I am deeply ashamed and upset that Ive hurt Sienna Miller and the people most close to us.

  2. Marlene Bonnelly:

    I'm trying not to expect anything, because expectations can set us up for disappointment, still, it's easy to have those expectations, given 'The Dark Knight Returns'' status as a Batman classic. The world Miller built is fantastically dark and packed with so much social commentary that several re-reads in, I still feel like I'm finding tidbits relevant to today.

  3. Jean Guerrero:

    My book about Stephen Miller was independently fact-checked and my reporting speaks for itself, mr. Elder had the opportunity to speak to me for my column but his press secretary canceled on the morning of our appointment.I believe my column paints a nuanced and fair portrait of Mr. Elder, including a look at his moving relationship with his father.

  4. Larry Zerner:

    Miller has to convince a studio to make this thing that can only be distributed in the U.S., we can have this theoretical argument that you can do a movie that doesn't infringe on the rights of anyone else, but is anyone seriously going to do that without worldwide rights ? I doubt it.

  5. Doug Hawkins:

    The pediatric cancer research community depends upon the hard work of advocates, like Nancy Goodman and Mark Miller, to make sure the voice of children with cancer is represented in the federal budget and to increase the incentives for new drug development for pediatric oncology through regulatory requirements.

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