Meaning of MILE in English


[mile] n [ME, fr. OE mil, fr. L milia miles, fr. milia passuum, lit., thousands of paces, fr. milia, pl. of mille thousand] (bef. 12c) 1: any of various units of distance: as a: a unit equal to 5280 feet b: nautical mile

2: a race of a mile

3: a relatively great distance or interval--used chiefly adverbially in pl. "was ~s too small"

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