Definition of Mill

1. Noun. A plant consisting of one or more buildings with facilities for manufacturing.

2. Verb. Move about in a confused manner.
Exact synonyms: Mill About, Mill Around
Generic synonyms: Move

3. Noun. Scottish philosopher who expounded Bentham's utilitarianism; father of John Stuart Mill (1773-1836).
Exact synonyms: James Mill
Generic synonyms: Philosopher

4. Verb. Grind with a mill. "Mill grain"
Generic synonyms: Bray, Comminute, Crunch, Grind, Mash

5. Noun. English philosopher and economist remembered for his interpretations of empiricism and utilitarianism (1806-1873).
Exact synonyms: John Mill, John Stuart Mill
Generic synonyms: Economic Expert, Economist, Philosopher

6. Verb. Produce a ridge around the edge of. "Mill a coin"
Generic synonyms: Groove
Derivative terms: Milling

7. Noun. Machinery that processes materials by grinding or crushing.

8. Verb. Roll out (metal) with a rolling machine.
Generic synonyms: Roll, Roll Out

9. Noun. The act of grinding to a powder or dust.
Exact synonyms: Grind, Pulverisation, Pulverization
Generic synonyms: Compaction, Crunch, Crush
Derivative terms: Grind, Grind, Grind, Pulverise, Pulverize

Definition of Mill

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

2. n. 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.

3. v. t. To reduce to fine particles, or to small pieces, in a mill; to grind; to comminute.

4. v. i. To swim under water; -- said of air-breathing creatures.

5. v. i. To undergo hulling, as maize.

6. n. Short for Treadmill.

7. v. t. To fill (a winze or interior incline) with broken ore, to be drawn out at the bottom.

Definition of Mill

1. Proper noun. (surname) ¹

2. Proper noun. John Stuart Mill. ¹

3. Noun. A grinding apparatus for substances such as grains, seeds, etc. ¹

4. Noun. The building housing such a grinding apparatus. ¹

5. Noun. A manufacturing plant for paper, steel, textiles, etc. ¹

6. Noun. A building housing such a plant. ¹

7. Noun. An establishment that handles a certain type of situation routinely, such as a divorce mill, etc. ¹

8. Noun. An obsolete coin with value one-thousandth of a dollar, or one-tenth of a cent. ¹

9. Noun. One thousandth part, particularly in millage rates of property tax. ¹

10. Verb. (transitive) To grind or otherwise process in a mill or other machine. ¹

11. Verb. (transitive) To shape, polish, dress or finish using a machine. ¹

12. Verb. (transitive) To engrave one or more grooves or a pattern around the edge of (a cylindrical object such as a coin). ¹

13. Verb. (intransitive) (''followed by'' '''around''', '''about''', ''etc.'') To move about in an aimless fashion. ¹

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Definition of Mill

1. to grind by mechanical means [v -ED, -ING, -S] : MILLABLE [adj]

Medical Definition of Mill

1. 1. A machine for grinding or commuting 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. 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. 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. An excavation in rock, transverse to the workings, from which material for filling is obtained. A passage underground through which ore is shot. 8. A milling cutter. 9. A pugilistic. Edge mill, Flint mill, etc. See Edge, Flint, etc. Mill bar, 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. Origin: OE. Mille, melle, mulle, milne, AS. Myln, mylen; akin to D. Molen, G. Muhle, OHG. Muli, mulin, Icel. Mylna; all prob. From L. Molina, fr. Mola millstone; prop, that which grinds, akin to molere to grind, Goth. Malan, G. Mahlen, and to E. Meal. See Meal flour, and cf. Moline. To swim under water; said of air-breathing creatures. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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