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Definition of Mill

Mill

  1. A money of account of the United States, having the value of the tenth of a cent, or the thousandth of a dollar.
  2. A machine for grinding or comminuting any substance, as grain, by rubbing and crushing it between two hard, rough, or intented surfaces; as, a gristmill, a coffee mill; a bone 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; as, a cider mill; a cane mill.
  4. A machine for grinding and polishing; as, a lapidary mill.
  5. 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 sawmill; a stamping mill, etc.
  6. 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.
  7. A hardened steel roller having a design in relief, used for imprinting a reversed copy of the design in a softer metal, as copper.
  8. An excavation in rock, transverse to the workings, from which material for filling is obtained.
  9. A passage underground through which ore is shot.
  10. A milling cutter. See Illust. under Milling.
  11. A pugilistic.
  12. To reduce to fine particles, or to small pieces, in a mill; to grind; to comminute.
  13. To shape, finish, or transform by passing through a machine; specifically, to shape or dress, as metal, by means of a rotary cutter.
  14. 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.
  15. To pass through a fulling mill; to full, as cloth.
  16. To beat with the fists.
  17. To roll into bars, as steel.
  18. To swim under water; -- said of air-breathing creatures.
  19. To undergo hulling, as maize.
  20. To move in a circle, as cattle upon a plain.
  21. To swim suddenly in a new direction; -- said of whales.
  22. To take part in a mill; to box.
  23. Short for Treadmill.
  24. The raised or ridged edge or surface made in milling anything, as a coin or screw.
  25. To fill (a winze or interior incline) with broken ore, to be drawn out at the bottom.
  26. To cause to mill, or circle round, as cattle.

Mill Quotations

Every man who repeats the dogma of Mill that one country is no fit to rule another country must admit that one class is not fit to rule another class.
B. R. Ambedkar

I'm frustrated by something, it's my fault for exposing myself to it in the first place. The rumor mill always seemed like a grass fire to me. Why walk out in the middle of the field, it's just going to flame out and go away just like everything else does?
Amy Grant

If, however, the success of a politician is to be measured by the degree in which he is able personally to influence the course of politics, and attach to himself a school of political thought, then Mr. Mill, in the best meaning of the words, has succeeded.
Millicent Fawcett

I've lost both parents in the last two years, so you pick up on that stuff. That's the most terrible thing about being an author - standing there at your mother's funeral, but you don't switch the author off. So your own innermost thoughts are grist for the mill.
Terry Pratchett

The mill cannot grind with the water that is past.
Daniel D. Palmer
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Mill Translations

mill in Dutch is molen
mill in Finnish is tehdas
mill in French is bahut, moulons, mouds, moulez, moulin, moulent
mill in Italian is mulino
mill in Portuguese is moinho
mill in Spanish is molino
mill in Swedish is kvarn
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