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Definition of 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

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

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. Who was it said - one of the famous lady novelists - 'unhappy is the family that contains an author'?
Terry Pratchett

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

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

Meek Mill - my homies used to call me 'Meek Millions,' and at the time I didn't have no millions, so I ain't really want to be called 'Millions,' so I just shortened it down to Meek Mill. 'Meek Milli,' my friends used to call me.
Meek Mill
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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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