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Webster 1913 Edition


Mill

Mill

(mĭl)
,
Noun.
[L.
mille
a thousand. Cf.
Mile
.]
A money of account of the United States, having the value of the tenth of a cent, or the thousandth of a dollar.

Mill

,
Noun.
[OE.
mille
,
melle
,
mulle
,
milne
, AS.
myln
,
mylen
; akin to D.
molen
, G.
mühle
, OHG.
mulī
,
mulīn
, Icel.
mylna
; all prob. from L.
molina
, fr.
mola
millstone; prop., that which grinds, akin to
molere
to grind, Goth.
malan
, G.
mahlen
, and to E.
meal
. √108. See
Meal
flour, and cf.
Moline
.]
1.
A machine for grinding or comminuting any substance, as grain, by rubbing and crushing it between two hard, rough, or indented surfaces;
as, a grist
mill
, a coffee
mill
; a bone
mill
.
2.
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;
as, a cider
mill
; a cane
mill
.
3.
A machine for grinding and polishing;
as, a lapidary
mill
.
4.
A common name for various machines which produce a manufactured product, or change the form of a raw material by the continuous repetition of some simple action;
as, a saw
mill
; a stamping
mill
, etc.
5.
A building or collection of buildings with machinery by which the processes of manufacturing are carried on;
as, a cotton
mill
; a powder
mill
; a rolling
mill
.
6.
(Die Sinking)
A hardened steel roller having a design in relief, used for imprinting a reversed copy of the design in a softer metal, as copper.
7.
(Mining)
(a)
An excavation in rock, transverse to the workings, from which material for filling is obtained.
(b)
A passage underground through which ore is shot.
8.
A milling cutter. See Illust. under
Milling
.
9.
A pugilistic encounter.
[Cant]
R. D. Blackmore.
Edge mill
,
Flint mill
,
etc. See under
Edge
,
Flint
, etc.
Mill bar
(Iron Works)
,
a rough bar rolled or drawn directly from a bloom or puddle bar for conversion into merchant iron in the mill.
Mill cinder
,
slag from a puddling furnace.
Mill head
,
the head of water employed to turn the wheel of a mill.
Mill pick
,
a pick for dressing millstones.
Mill pond
,
a pond that supplies the water for a mill.
Mill race
,
the canal in which water is conveyed to a mill wheel, or the current of water which drives the wheel.
Mill tail
,
the water which flows from a mill wheel after turning it, or the channel in which the water flows.
Mill tooth
,
a grinder or molar tooth.
Mill wheel
,
the water wheel that drives the machinery of a mill.
Gin mill
,
a tavern; a bar; a saloon; especially, a cheap or seedy establishment that serves liquor by the drink.
Roller mill
,
a mill in which flour or meal is made by crushing grain between rollers.
Stamp mill
(Mining)
,
a mill in which ore is crushed by stamps.
To go through the mill
,
to experience the suffering or discipline necessary to bring one to a certain degree of knowledge or skill, or to a certain mental state.

Mill

(mĭl)
,
Verb.
T.
[
imp. & p. p.
Milled
(mĭld)
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Milling
.]
[See
Mill
,
Noun.
, and cf.
Muller
.]
1.
To reduce to fine particles, or to small pieces, in a mill; to grind; to comminute.
2.
To shape, finish, or transform by passing through a machine; specifically, to shape or dress, as metal, by means of a rotary cutter.
3.
To make a raised border around the edges of, or to cut fine grooves or indentations across the edges of, as of a coin, or a screw head; also, to stamp in a coining press; to coin.
4.
To pass through a fulling mill; to full, as cloth.
5.
To beat with the fists.
[Cant]
Thackeray.
6.
To roll into bars, as steel.
To mill chocolate
,
to make it frothy, as by churning.

Mill

,
Verb.
I.
(Zool.)
To swim under water; – said of air-breathing creatures.

Webster 1828 Edition


Mill

MILL

,
Noun.
[L. mille, a thousand.] A money of account of the United States, value the tenth of a cent, or the thousandth of a dollar.

MILL

,
Noun.
[L. mola, molo, mel, honey, mollis; Eng. mellow, mild, mold, meal.
1.
A complicated engine or machine for grinding and reducing to fine particles, grain, fruit or other substance, or for performing other operations by means of wheels and a circular motion; as a grist-mill for grain; a coffee-mill; a cider-mill; a bark-mill. The original purpose of mills was to comminute grain for food, but the word mill is now extended to engines or machines moved by water, wind or steam, for carrying on many other operations. We have oil-mills, saw-mills, slitting-mills, bark-mills, fulling-mills,&c.
2.
The house or building that contains the machinery for grinding, &c.

MILL

,
Verb.
T.
To grind; to comminute; to reduce to fine particles or to small pieces.
1.
To beat up chocolate.
2.
To stamp coin.
3.
To full, as cloth.

Definition 2022


Mill

Mill

See also: mill

English

Proper noun

Mill

  1. A surname.
  2. John Stuart Mill.
    • 1881 June 28, William Montgomery, speech in the New Zealand House of Representatives, seventh Parliament, third session, transcribed in, 1881, Parliamentary Debates, volume 28, page 225 :
      I have endeavoured to acquire a knowledge of the Hare system, and I have read Mill upon the subject, and it seems to me that the present proposal is opposed to that system.

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mill

See also: Mill

English

Noun

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. The raised or ridged edge or surface made in milling anything, such as a coin or ****.
  6. A manufacturing plant for paper, steel, textiles, etc.
    a steel mill
  7. A building housing such a plant.
  8. An establishment that handles a certain type of situation routinely, such as a divorce mill, etc.
  9. (informal) An engine.
  10. (informal) A boxing match, fistfight.
    1914, Edgar Rice Burrows, The Mucker, HTML edition, 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.
  11. (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.
  12. (mining) An excavation in rock, transverse to the workings, from which material for filling is obtained.
  13. (mining) A passage underground through which ore is shot.
  14. A milling cutter.
  15. A treadmill.
  16. (trading card games) A card or deck that relies on the strategy of putting cards directly from the draw pile into the discard pile.
Synonyms
Derived terms
Translations

Etymology 2

Ultimately from Latin millesimum.

Noun

Missouri mill token.

mill (plural mills)

  1. An obsolete coin worth one thousandth of a dollar, or one tenth of a cent.
  2. One thousandth part, particularly in millage rates of property tax.
Synonyms
Coordinate terms
Derived terms
Translations

Etymology 3

From the noun mill.

Verb

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.
    • Rudyard Kipling
      The deer and the pig and the nilghai were milling round and round in a circle of eight or ten miles radius, while the Eaters of Flesh skirmished round its edge.
  5. (transitive) To cause to mill, or circle around.
    to mill cattle
  6. (zoology, of air-breathing creatures) To swim underwater.
  7. (zoology, of a whale) To swim suddenly in a new direction.
  8. (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?)
  9. To pass through a fulling mill; to full, as cloth.
  10. (transitive) To roll (steel, etc.) into bars.
  11. (transitive) To make (drinking chocolate) frothy, as by churning.
  12. (intransitive) To undergo hulling.
    This maize mills well.
  13. (intransitive, slang) To take part in a fistfight; to box.
  14. (transitive, mining) To fill (a winze or interior incline) with broken ore, to be drawn out at the bottom.
  15. (trading card games) To place cards into the discard pile directly from the draw pile.
Synonyms
  • (move about in an aimless fashion): roam, wander
Derived terms
Translations

References

  • mill in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
  • mill in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913

Albanian

Etymology

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

Noun

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

  1. sheath
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Catalan

Etymology

From Latin milium.

Pronunciation

  • (Balearic) IPA(key): /ˈmiʎ/
  • (Central) IPA(key): /ˈmiʎ/
  • (Valencian) IPA(key): /ˈmiʎ/

Noun

mill m (plural mills)

  1. millet

Irish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [mʲiːlʲ], [mʲɪlʲ]

Etymology 1

From Old Irish millid (spoils, ruins, destroys)

Verb

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

  1. (transitive, intransitive) spoil; mar, ruin
    1. ravish
Conjugation

Etymology 2

Noun

mill f (genitive singular mille, nominative plural milleanna)

  1. Alternative form of meill (flabby, loose, skin; blubber lip; unshapely mouth)
  2. (botany) pendant bud or flower
Declension

Mutation

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.

References

  • "mill" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • millid” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.

Manx

Etymology

From Old Irish mil.

Noun

mill m (genitive singular molley, plural millyn)

  1. honey

Mutation

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.

References

  • mil” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.

Scottish Gaelic

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /miːʎ/

Etymology 1

From Old Irish millid (spoils, ruins, destroys)

Verb

mill (past mhill, future millidh, verbal noun milleadh, past participle millte)

  1. destroy, spoil, ruin

Etymology 2

Noun

mill m

  1. genitive singular of meall
  2. plural of meall

References

  • Faclair Gàidhlig Dwelly Air Loidhne, Dwelly, Edward (1911), Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan/The Illustrated [Scottish] Gaelic-English Dictionary (10th ed.), Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, ISBN 0 901771 92 9
  • millid” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.

Wiradhuri

Alternative forms

Noun

mill

  1. (anatomy) eye