mile

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See also: milè, miłe, mìle, and míle

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old English mīl, from a Germanic borrowing of Latin mīlia, mīllia, plural of mīle, mīlle (mile) (literally ‘thousand’ but used as a short form of mīlle passūs (a thousand paces)). Cognate with Dutch mijl, German Meile.

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Noun[edit]

mile (plural miles)

  1. A unit of measure (length or distance) equal to 5,280 feet (8 furlongs) in the U.S.Customary/Imperial system of measurements. One mile is equal to 1.609344 km. [1]
    • 1893, Walter Besant, “Prologue”, in The Ivory Gate:
      Athelstan Arundel walked home all the way, foaming and raging. No omnibus, cab, or conveyance ever built could contain a young man in such a rage. His mother lived at Pembridge Square, which is four good measured miles from Lincoln's Inn.
    • 1922, Michael Arlen, chapter 3/19/2, “Piracy”: A Romantic Chronicle of These Days:
      Ivor had acquired more than a mile of fishing rights with the house ; he was not at all a good fisherman, but one must do something ; one generally, however, banged a ball with a squash-racket against a wall.
    • 2013 June 8, “The new masters and commanders”, The Economist, volume 407, number 8839, page 52: 
      From the ground, Colombo’s port does not look like much. []   But viewed from high up in one of the growing number of skyscrapers in Sri Lanka’s capital, it is clear that something extraordinary is happening: China is creating a shipping hub just 200 miles from India’s southern tip.
  2. A Roman unit of measure equal to 1000 (double) steps (mille passus or mille passuum) or 5000 Roman feet (approx. 1480 m).
  3. A track race of one mile in length; sometimes used to refer to the 1500 m race.
    The runners competed in the mile.
  4. (slang) A great distance.
    The shot missed by a mile.
  5. (informal) One mile per hour, as a measure of speed.
    five miles over the speed limit

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  1. ^ http://www.onlineconversion.com/length_common.htm

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Danish[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /miːlə/, [ˈmiːlə]

Noun[edit]

mile c (singular definite milen, plural indefinite miler)

  1. dune
  2. charcoal stack
  3. atomic pile

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin mille, compare mille and Old English mil

Noun[edit]

mile m (plural miles)

  1. mile

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Old French[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin mīlle.

Numeral[edit]

mile

  1. one thousand

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Polish[edit]

Noun[edit]

mile

  1. nominative plural of mila
  2. accusative plural of mila
  3. vocative plural of mila

Romanian[edit]

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Noun[edit]

mile f pl

  1. plural form of milă