Definition of Miles

1. Proper noun. (Germanic male given name). ¹

2. Proper noun. (surname patronymic from=given names dot=), also derived from a (etyl enm) form of Michael. ¹

3. Noun. (plural of mile) ¹

4. Noun. (slang) A great distance. ¹

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Definition of Miles

1. mile [n] - See also: mile

Medical Definition of Miles

1. William E., British surgeon, 1869-1947. See: Miles' operation, Miles resection. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Miles

Milankovitch cycle
Milankovitch cycles
Mildred Ella Didrikson
Mildred Ella Didrikson Zaharias
Mile-High City
Mile High City
Miles (current term)
Miles' operation
Miles Davis
Miles Dewey Davis Jr.
Miles Gloriosus
Miles Standish
Miles resection
Milgram experiment

Literary usage of Miles

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1. The Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, of York by Daniel Defoe (1790)
"... in any part of the world: we had at leaft twelve hundred miles to the fea, ... fouth; and about eight hundred miles to the frozen fea, north : nay, ..."

2. Journal by Indiana General Assembly. Senate, Indiana, General Assembly, United States Congress Senate (1879)
"Taylor 78 miles. Traylor 308 miles. Treat 120 miles. Trusler 138 miles. ... Viehe 234 miles. Weir 330 miles. Wood 304 miles. Woollen 212 miles. ..."

3. The Railways of Great Britain and Ireland Practically Described and Illustrated by Francis Whishaw (1842)
"The speed of 25 miles an hour was maintained throughout the ascent of the ... On descending Button, the speed commenced at 30-61 miles, and terminated at ..."

4. Sons and Lovers by David Herbert Lawrence (1922)
"hey were now in the bare country of stone walls, h he loved, and which, though only ten miles from e, seemed so foreign to Miriam. ..."

5. Bulletin by Louisiana Geological Survey (1907)
"15 feet south of track, iron post stamped "32 LA" 32.179' Bayne, 2.48 miles east of station; spike in base of telegraph pole 29.78 Bayne, 1.06 miles east of ..."

6. Roughing It by Mark Twain (2001)
"Over each two hundred and fifty miles of road they placed an agent or ... His beat or jurisdiction of two hundred and fifty miles was called a "division. ..."

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