Meaning of MILL in English

MILL

/ mɪl; NAmE / noun , verb

■ noun

1.

a building fitted with machinery for grinding grain into flour

—see also watermill , windmill

2.

(often in compounds) a factory that produces a particular type of material :

a cotton / cloth / steel / paper mill

mill owners / workers

—see also rolling mill , sawmill ➡ note at factory

3.

(often in compounds) a small machine for crushing or grinding a solid substance into powder :

a pepper mill

—see also run-of-the-mill , treadmill

IDIOMS

- go through the mill | put sb through the mill

—more at grist

■ verb

[ vn ] [ often passive ] to crush or grind sth in a mill

PHRASAL VERBS

- mill around

—see also milling

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WORD ORIGIN

Old English mylen , based on late Latin molinum , from Latin mola grindstone, mill, from molere to grind.

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.