mill

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English mille, Old English mylen.

Noun[edit]

mill (plural mills)

  1. A grinding apparatus for substances such as grains, seeds, etc.
    Pepper has a stronger flavor when it is ground straight from a mill.
  2. The building housing such a grinding apparatus.
    My grandfather worked in a mill.
  3. A machine used for expelling the juice, sap, etc., from vegetable tissues by pressure, or by pressure in combination with a grinding, or cutting process.
    a cider mill; a cane mill
  4. A machine for grinding and polishing.
    a lapidary mill
  5. A manufacturing plant for paper, steel, textiles, etc.
    a steel mill
  6. A building housing such a plant.
  7. An establishment that handles a certain type of situation routinely, such as a divorce mill, etc.
  8. (informal) an engine
  9. (informal) a boxing match, fistfight
    1914, Edgar Rice Burrows, The Mucker[1], edition HTML, The Gutenberg Project, published 2009:
    The name of the "white hope" against whom Billy was to go was sufficient to draw a fair house, and there were some there who had seen Billy in other fights and looked for a good mill.
  10. (die sinking) A hardened steel roller with a design in relief, used for imprinting a reversed copy of the design in a softer metal, such as copper.
  11. (mining) An excavation in rock, transverse to the workings, from which material for filling is obtained.
  12. (mining) A passage underground through which ore is shot.
  13. A milling cutter.
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Etymology 2[edit]

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Ultimately from Latin millesimum.

Noun[edit]

Missouri mill token.

mill (plural mills)

  1. An obsolete coin with value one-thousandth of a dollar, or one-tenth of a cent.
  2. One thousandth part, particularly in millage rates of property tax.
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Etymology 3[edit]

From the noun mill

Verb[edit]

mill (third-person singular simple present mills, present participle milling, simple past and past participle milled)

  1. (transitive) To grind or otherwise process in a mill or other machine.
    to mill flour
  2. (transitive) To shape, polish, dress or finish using a machine.
  3. (transitive) To engrave one or more grooves or a pattern around the edge of (a cylindrical object such as a coin).
  4. (intransitive) (followed by around, about, etc.) To move about in an aimless fashion.
    I didn't have much to do, so I just milled around the town looking at the shops.
  5. (zoology, of air-breathing creatures) To swim underwater.
  6. (transitive, slang) To beat; to pound.
    • Rudyard Kipling
      Ortheris said nothing for a while. Then he unslung his belt, heavy with the badges of half a dozen regiments that his own had lain with, and handed it over to Mulvaney.
      "I'm too little for to mill you, Mulvaney," said he, "an' you've strook me before; but you can take an' cut me in two with this 'ere if you like."
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Thackeray to this entry?)
  7. To pass through a fulling mill; to full, as cloth.
  8. To roll (steel, etc.) into bars.
  9. To make (drinking chocolate) frothy, as by churning.
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  • (move about in an aimless fashion): roam, wander
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Albanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Albanian *mis-lo (regular sl > Alb. /ll/), from Proto-Indo-European *mois 'sheep, hide; leatherwork'. Compare Old High German meisa (baggage).

Noun[edit]

mill m (indefinite plural mije, definite singular milli, definite plural mijet)

  1. sheath
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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin milium.

Noun[edit]

mill m (plural mills)

  1. millet

Irish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [mʲiːlʲ] or [mʲɪlʲ]

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mill (present analytic milleann, future analytic millfidh, verbal noun milleadh, past participle millte)

  1. To spoil

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Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
mill mhill unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Manx[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish mil.

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mill m (genitive molley, plural millyn)

  1. honey

Mutation[edit]

Manx mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
mill vill unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

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mill (verbal noun milleadh)

  1. destroy, spoil, ruin

Noun[edit]

mill m

  1. genitive singular of meall
  2. plural form of meall

Wiradhuri[edit]

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mill

  1. (anatomy) eye