Meaning of MIL in English


I. ˈmil noun

Etymology: Latin mille thousand

Date: 1721

1. : thousand

found a salinity of 38.4 per mil

2. : a monetary unit formerly used in Cyprus equal to 1/1000 pound

3. : a unit of length equal to 1/1000 inch used especially in measuring thickness (as of plastic films)

4. : a unit of angular measurement equal to 1/6400 of 360 degrees and used especially in artillery

II. noun

or mill

( plural mil or mill )

Etymology: short for million

Date: circa 1942

slang : a million dollars

III. abbreviation


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