Meaning of MILE in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈmī(-ə)l ]


Etymology: Middle English, from Old English mīl, from Latin milia miles, from milia passuum, literally, thousands of paces, from milia, plural of mille thousand

Date: before 12th century

1. : any of various units of distance: as

a. : a unit equal to 5280 feet — see weight table

b. : nautical mile

2. : a race of a mile

3. : a relatively great distance, degree, or interval — used chiefly adverbially in plural

was mile s ahead of them in education

- a mile a minute

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