What does milling mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. milling(noun)

    corrugated edge of a coin


  1. milling(Noun)

    The notches around the edge of a coin, placed there during minting so that it can be told if some of the metal from the edge is removed. Removing metal from a coin was common practice during earlier times when coins made of precious metals circulated.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Milling

    of Mill

  2. Milling(noun)

    the act or employment of grinding or passing through a mill; the process of fulling; the process of making a raised or intented edge upon coin, etc.; the process of dressing surfaces of various shapes with rotary cutters. See Mill


  1. Milling

    Milling is the machining process of using rotary cutters to remove material from a workpiece advancing in a direction at an angle with the axis of the tool. It covers a wide variety of different operations and machines, on scales from small individual parts to large, heavy-duty gang milling operations. It is one of the most commonly used processes in industry and machine shops today for machining parts to precise sizes and shapes.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of milling in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of milling in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. New York-based sculptor Gregg Hill:

    People didn't really know what had happened. It was calm and everyone was milling around and talking.

  2. Mark Buckton:

    If you're leaving near the end of practice, you might see wrestlers milling around outside, go speak to them if you want a picture with the big guys.

  3. Diana Walker:

    I thought she had been reaching in her bag for her regular glasses, and she put [sunglasses] on and there she was inside this airplane with all of these other people milling around, and she's totally focused on her blackberry, and I thought, wow, it's a strong picture.

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