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Mill meaning

mill - 27 dictionary results

  1. 1. produce a ridge around the edge of; " mill a coin"
  2. 2. A money of account of the United States, having the value of the tenth of a cent, or the thousandth of a dollar.
  3. 3. A machine for grinding or comminuting any substance, as grain, by rubbing and crushing it between two hard, rough, or intented surfaces; as, a gristmill, a coffee mill; a bone mill.
  4. 4. A machine used for expelling the juice, sap, etc., from vegetable tissues by pressure, or by pressure in combination with a grinding, or cutting process; as, a cider mill; a cane mill.
  5. 5. A machine for grinding and polishing; as, a lapidary mill.
  6. 6. A common name for various machines which produce a manufactured product, or change the form of a raw material by the continuous repetition of some simple action; as, a sawmill; a stamping mill, etc.
  7. 7. A building or collection of buildings with machinery by which the processes of manufacturing are carried on; as, a cotton mill; a powder mill; a rolling mill.
  8. 8. A hardened steel roller having a design in relief, used for imprinting a reversed copy of the design in a softer metal, as copper.
  9. 9. An excavation in rock, transverse to the workings, from which material for filling is obtained.
  10. 10. A passage underground through which ore is shot.
  11. 11. A milling cutter. See Illust. under Milling.
  12. 12. A pugilistic.
  13. 13. To reduce to fine particles, or to small pieces, in a mill; to grind; to comminute.
  14. 14. To shape, finish, or transform by passing through a machine; specifically, to shape or dress, as metal, by means of a rotary cutter.
  15. 15. To pass through a fulling mill; to full, as cloth.
  16. 16. To beat with the fists.
  17. 17. To roll into bars, as steel.
  18. 18. To undergo hulling, as maize.
  19. 19. To move in a circle, as cattle upon a plain.
  20. 20. To take part in a mill; to box.
  21. 21. Short for Treadmill.
  22. 22. To fill ( a winze or interior incline) with broken ore, to be drawn out at the bottom.
  23. 23. To cause to mill, or circle round, as cattle.
  24. 24. To swim under water; - said of air- breathing creatures.
  25. 25. To swim suddenly in a new direction; - said of whales.
  26. 26. A machine for grinding; the building containing it; the tenth, of a cent.
  27. 27. To grind; to stamp, as a coin; to full, as cloth.

mill - examples of usage

  1. We shall just turn round in the mill every day of our lives until we drop and die, worn out, as most people do, when one comes to think of it." - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  2. Hugh Horry with one hundred men to get ahead of him, before he should reach the mill. - "A Sketch of the Life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion", William Dobein James.
  3. Then he rode straight to Otterford Mill. - "The Devil's Garden", W. B. Maxwell.
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