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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.
mile (plural miles)
- 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. 
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.
- A Roman unit of measure equal to 1000 (double) steps (mille passus or mille passuum) or 5000 Roman feet (approx. 1480 m).
- A track race of one mile in length; sometimes used to refer to the 1500 m race.
- The runners competed in the mile.
- (slang) A great distance.
- The shot missed by a mile.
- (informal) One mile per hour, as a measure of speed.
- five miles over the speed limit
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mile m (plural miles)
- "mile" in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).
- one thousand
- French: mille
mile f pl
- plural form of