Meaning of MILE in English

MILE

■ noun

1》 (also statute ~ ) a unit of linear measure equal to 1,760 yards (approximately 1.609 kilometres).

2》 historical a Roman measure of 1,000 paces.

3》 ( ~s ) informal a very long way or a very great amount.

■ adverb ( ~s ) informal by a great amount or a long way: I feel ~s better.

Phrases

be ~s away informal be lost in thought.

go the extra ~ make a special effort to achieve something.

run a ~ informal be very alarmed or frightened.

stand (or stick ) out a ~ informal be very obvious.

Origin

OE mīl , based on L. mil(l)ia , plural of mille 'thousand'.

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