Meaning of MILL in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ mɪl ]

( mills, milling, milled)

Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.


A mill is a building in which grain is crushed to make flour.



A mill is a small device used for grinding something such as coffee beans or pepper into powder.

...a pepper mill.

= grinder

N-COUNT : supp N


A mill is a factory used for making and processing materials such as steel, wool, or cotton.

...a steel mill.

...a textile mill.

N-COUNT : usu supp N


To mill something such as wheat or pepper means to grind it in a mill.

They mill 1000 tonnes of flour a day in every Australian state.

...freshly milled black pepper.

VERB : V n , V-ed


grist to the mill: see grist

see also milling , rolling mill , run-of-the-mill , watermill

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