Meaning of MILE in English


[noun] [C] - a unit of distance equal to 1760 yards or 1.6 kilometresa ten-mile driveThe nearest town is ten miles away/a ten-mile drive away.The speed limit is 30 miles an/per hour.Miles is also used to mean a very long way.From the hilltop we could see for miles and miles in every direction.In my weakened state, even the telephone on the table seemed miles away.(esp. UK) If you are miles away you are not aware of what is happening around you because you are thinking about something else.British restaurant food is better by miles (= much better) than it used to be 20 years ago.Miles from anywhere/nowhere means a long distance from other houses or a town.They live miles from nowhere in the the middle of the countryside.No Gerry, that's miles too (= much too) expensive!If you can see/tell something a mile off you notice it easily and quickly.I can always tell an American a mile off.If something stands/sticks out a mile it is very obvious or easy to see.His lack of experience sticks out a mile.A concrete skyscraper in a small village would stick out a mile.

Cambridge English vocab.      Кембриджский английский словарь.