
Definition of Mile
1. Noun. A unit of length equal to 1,760 yards or 5,280 feet; exactly 1609.344 meters.
Generic synonyms: Linear Measure, Linear Unit
Terms within: Furlong, 880 Yards, Half Mile, 440 Yards, Quarter Mile
Group relationships: League
Derivative terms: Miler, Miler
2. Noun. A unit of length used in navigation; exactly 1,852 meters; historically based on the distance spanned by one minute of arc in latitude.
Generic synonyms: Nautical Linear Unit
Derivative terms: Miler
3. Noun. A large distance. "He missed by a mile"
4. Noun. A former British unit of length once used in navigation; equivalent to 6,000 feet (1828.8 meters).
5. Noun. A former British unit of length equivalent to 6,080 feet (1,853.184 meters); 800 feet longer than a statute mile.
Generic synonyms: Nautical Linear Unit
Derivative terms: Miler
6. Noun. An ancient Roman unit of length equivalent to 1620 yards.
Generic synonyms: Linear Measure, Linear Unit
Derivative terms: Miler, Miler
7. Noun. A Swedish unit of length equivalent to 10 km.
Generic synonyms: Linear Measure, Linear Unit
Derivative terms: Miler, Miler
8. Noun. A footrace extending one mile. "He holds the record in the mile"
Definition of Mile
1. n. A certain measure of distance, being equivalent in England and the United States to 320 poles or rods, or 5,280 feet.
Definition of Mile
1. Noun. A unit of measure (length or distance) equal to 5,280 feet (8 furlongs) in the U.S.Customary/Imperial system of measurements. One mile is equal to 1.609344 km. ¹
2. Noun. A Roman unit of measure equal to 1000 (double) steps (mille passus or mille passuum) or 5000 Roman feet (approx. 1480m). ¹
3. Noun. A track race of one mile in length; sometimes used to refer to the 1500m race. ¹
4. Noun. (slang) A great distance. ¹
5. Noun. (informal) One mile per hour, as a measure of speed. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Definition of Mile
1. a unit of distance [n S]
Medical Definition of Mile
1. A certain measure of distance, being equivalent in England and the United States to 320 poles or rods, or 5,280 feet. The distance called a mile varies greatly in different countries. Its length in yards is, in Norway, 12,182; in Brunswick, 11,816; in Sweden, 11,660; in Hungary, 9,139; in Switzerland, 8,548; in Austria, 8,297; in Prussia, 8,238; in Poland, 8,100; in Italy, 2,025; in England and the United States, 1,760; in Spain, 1,552; in the Netherlands, 1,094. Geographical, or Nautical mile, one sixtieth of a degree of a great circle of the earth, or 6080.27 feet. Mile run. Same as Train mile. See Train. Roman mile, a thousand paces, equal to 1,614 yards English measure. Statute mile, a mile conforming to statute, that is, in England and the United States, a mile of 5,280 feet, as distinguished from any other mile. Origin: AS. Mil, fr. L. Millia, milia; pl. Of mille a thousand, i. E, milia passuum a thousand paces. Cf. Mill the tenth of a cent, Million. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)
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