What does Miller mean?

Definitions for Miller
ˈmɪl ərmiller

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Miller.

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

Wikipedia

  1. Miller

    A miller is a person who operates a mill, a machine to grind a grain (for example corn or wheat) to make flour. Milling is among the oldest of human occupations. "Miller", "Milne" and other variants are common surnames, as are their equivalents in other languages around the world ("Melnyk" in Russian, Belorussian & Ukrainian, "Meunier" in French, "Müller" or "Mueller" in German, "Mulder" and "Molenaar" in Dutch, "Molnár" in Hungarian, "Molinero" in Spanish, "Molinaro" or "Molinari" in Italian etc.). 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.

ChatGPT

  1. miller

    Miller is a term used to describe a person who owns or operates a mill, a machine or building used for grinding grain into flour. Originally, a miller was someone who carried the craft of milling in the traditional method. In contemporary use, the term may refer to professionals in various industries who operate milling machines.

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

Wikidata

  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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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. MILLER

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Miller is ranked #7 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Miller surname appeared 1,161,437 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 394 would have the surname Miller.

    84.1% or 976,885 total occurrences were White.
    10.7% or 124,971 total occurrences were Black.
    2.1% or 25,203 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.7% or 20,557 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.6% or 7,665 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.5% or 6,272 total occurrences were Asian.

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. John Prine:

    I used to read a lot of Steinbeck, and I admired Roger Miller and Bob Dylan.

  2. Charlie Hebdo:

    If Counterterrorism John Miller factored that, plus the events in Texas the other day where violence stirring around the same issue happened, and there are calls on social media for more violence around that issue against the same targets, this becomes a very obvious place to have a lot of protection.

  3. Doug Manning:

    Whoever put Christmas (sorry..Doug would never spell it like that...come ON)"Whoever put Xmas in the middle of Hunting Season oughta be crucified."He stated while opening a can of Miller Lite on the way home from (can you guess?) --> duck Hunting.

  4. Chris Null:

    The time to act was during the election cycle as the accusations first came to Mr. Miller, who was the current party chair and chose to shoulder that burden alone, months before the executive committee was made aware of the accusations, it is not within our jurisdiction.

  5. Aaron David Miller:

    There's no school for president, the issue for me is, is Aaron David Miller learning ? That's the key question.

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