Meaning of MILL in English

MILL

[mill] n [ME mille, fr. OE mylen, fr. LL molina, molinum, fr. fem. and neut. of molinus of a mill, of a millstone, fr. L mola mill, millstone; akin to L molere to grind--more at meal] (bef. 12c) 1: a building provided with machinery for grinding grain into flour

2. a: a machine or apparatus (as a quern) for grinding grain b: a machine for crushing or comminuting

3: a machine that manufactures by the continuous repetition of some simple action

4: a building or collection of buildings with machinery for manufacturing

5. a: a machine formerly used for stamping coins b: a machine for expelling juice from vegetable tissues by pressure or grinding

6: milling machine, milling cutter

7. a: a slow, laborious, or mechanical process or routine b: one that produces or processes people or things mechanically or in large numbers "a diploma ~" "a rumor ~" 8: a difficult and often educational experience--used in the phrase through the mill

9. slang: the engine of an automobile or boat

[2]mill vt (1552) 1: to subject to an operation or process in a mill: as a: to grind into flour, meal, or powder b: to shape or dress by means of a rotary cutter c: to mix and condition (as rubber) by passing between rotating rolls

2: to give a raised rim or a ridged or corrugated edge to (a coin)

3: to cut grooves in the metal surface of (as a knob) ~ vi 1: to hit out with the fists

2: to move in a circle or in an eddying mass; also: wander

3: to undergo milling [3]mill n [L mille thousand] (1786): a money of account equal to 1/10 cent [4]mill var of

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