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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 mill /ˈmɪl/

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Mill n.  A money of account of the United States, having the value of the tenth of a cent, or the thousandth of a dollar.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Mill, n.
 1. A machine for grinding or comminuting any substance, as grain, by rubbing and crushing it between two hard, rough, or indented surfaces; as, a gristmill, a coffee mill; a bone mill.
 2. 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.
 3. A machine for grinding and polishing; as, a lapidary mill.
 4. 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.
 5. 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.
 6. Die Sinking A hardened steel roller having a design in relief, used for imprinting a reversed copy of the design in a softer metal, as copper.
 7. Mining (a) An excavation in rock, transverse to the workings, from which material for filling is obtained. (b) A passage underground through which ore is shot.
 8. A milling cutter. See Illust. under Milling.
 9. A pugilistic encounter. [Cant]
 10. Short for Treadmill.
 11.  The raised or ridged edge or surface made in milling anything, as a coin or screw.
 Edge mill, Flint mill, etc. See under Edge, Flint, etc.
 Mill bar Iron Works, a rough bar rolled or drawn directly from a bloom or puddle bar for conversion into merchant iron in the mill.
 Mill cinder, slag from a puddling furnace.
 Mill head, the head of water employed to turn the wheel of a mill.
 Mill pick, a pick for dressing millstones.
 Mill pond, a pond that supplies the water for a mill.
 Mill race, the canal in which water is conveyed to a mill wheel, or the current of water which drives the wheel.
 Mill tail, the water which flows from a mill wheel after turning it, or the channel in which the water flows.
 Mill tooth, a grinder or molar tooth.
 Mill wheel, the water wheel that drives the machinery of a mill.
 Gin mill, a tavern; a bar; a saloon; especially, a cheap or seedy establishment that serves liquor by the drink.
 Roller mill, a mill in which flour or meal is made by crushing grain between rollers.
 Stamp mill Mining, a mill in which ore is crushed by stamps.
 To go through the mill, to experience the suffering or discipline necessary to bring one to a certain degree of knowledge or skill, or to a certain mental state.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Mill v. t. [imp. & p. p. Milled p. pr. & vb. n. Milling.]
 1. To reduce to fine particles, or to small pieces, in a mill; to grind; to comminute.
 2. To shape, finish, or transform by passing through a machine; specifically, to shape or dress, as metal, by means of a rotary cutter.
 3. To make a raised border around the edges of, or to cut fine grooves or indentations across the edges of, as of a coin, or a screw head; also, to stamp in a coining press; to coin.
 4. To pass through a fulling mill; to full, as cloth.
 5. To beat with the fists. [Cant]
 6. To roll into bars, as steel.
 To mill chocolate, to make it frothy, as by churning.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Mill, v. i. Zool. To swim under water; -- said of air-breathing creatures.
 2. To undergo hulling, as maize.
 3.  To move in a circle, as cattle upon a plain; to move around aimlessly; -- usually used with around.
    The deer and the pig and the nilghar were milling round and round in a circle of eight or ten miles radius.    --Kipling.
 4.  To swim suddenly in a new direction; -- said of whales.
 5.  To take part in a mill; to box. [Cant]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Mill, v. t.
 1. Mining To fill (a winze or interior incline) with broken ore, to be drawn out at the bottom.
 2.  To cause to mill, or circle round, as cattle.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a plant consisting of buildings with facilities for
           manufacturing [syn: factory, manufacturing plant, manufactory]
      2: Scottish philosopher who expounded Bentham's utilitarianism;
         father of John Stuart Mill (1773-1836) [syn: James Mill]
      3: English philosopher and economist remembered for his
         interpretations of empiricism and utilitarianism
         (1806-1873) [syn: John Mill, John Stuart Mill]
      4: machine that processes materials by grinding or crushing
         [syn: grinder]
      5: the act of grinding to a powder or dust [syn: grind, pulverization,
      v 1: move about in a confused manner [syn: mill about, mill
      2: grind with a mill; "mill grain"
      3: produce a ridge around the edge of; "mill a coin"
      4: roll out (metal) with a rolling machine

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    for grinding corn, mentioned as used in the time of Abraham
    (Gen. 18:6). That used by the Hebrews consisted of two circular
    stones, each 2 feet in diameter and half a foot thick, the lower
    of which was called the "nether millstone" (Job 41:24) and the
    upper the "rider." The upper stone was turned round by a stick
    fixed in it as a handle. There were then no public mills, and
    thus each family required to be provided with a hand-mill. The
    corn was ground daily, generally by the women of the house (Isa.
    47:1, 2; Matt. 24:41). It was with the upper stone of a
    hand-mill that "a certain woman" at Thebez broke Abimelech's
    skull (Judg. 9:53, "a piece of a millstone;" literally, "a
    millstone rider", i.e., the "runner," the stone which revolves.
    Comp. 2 Sam. 11:21). Millstones could not be pledged (Deut.
    24:6), as they were necessary in every family.