miles

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See also: Miles and mīlēs

English[edit]

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Noun[edit]

miles

  1. plural of mile
  2. (slang) A great distance.
    His final shot missed the bullseye by miles.
    From the top of the hill you can see for miles.
    No need to hurry. The deadline is miles away.

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Most common English words before 1923: rose · age · nearly · #492: miles · real · eye · sun

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French[edit]

Noun[edit]

miles ?

  1. plural of mile

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Noun[edit]

mīles m ‎(genitive mīlitis); third declension

  1. A soldier.
  2. A man in boardgames such as ludus latrunculi and chess.

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative mīles mīlitēs
genitive mīlitis mīlitum
dative mīlitī mīlitibus
accusative mīlitem mīlitēs
ablative mīlite mīlitibus
vocative mīles mīlitēs

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See also[edit]

Chess pieces in Latin · latrunculi, milites scaccorum (layout · text)
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rex regina turris episcopus eques pedes

References[edit]

  • miles” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.

Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

miles m pl

  1. thousands, plural of mil
    miles de años atrás = hace miles de años — "thousands of years ago"

Usage notes[edit]

  • Miles is only used in the indefinite sense of the word "thousands":
miles de pesos – "thousands of pesos"
  • Otherwise, the singular mil is used:
dos mil pesos — "two thousand pesos" ($2,000)
cien mil pesos — "a hundred thousand pesos" ($100,000)

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