Definitions of mill

  1. a plant consisting of buildings with facilities for manufacturing
  2. the act of grinding to a powder or dust
  3. machine that processes materials by grinding or crushing
  4. Scottish philosopher who expounded Bentham's utilitarianism; father of John Stuart Mill ( 1773- 1836)
  5. English philosopher and economist remembered for his interpretations of empiricism and utilitarianism ( 1806- 1873)
  6. move about in a confused manner
  7. grind with a mill; " mill grain"
  8. roll out ( metal) with a rolling machine
  9. of the edge of a coin
  10. produce a ridge around the edge of; " mill a coin"
  11. A money of account of the United States, having the value of the tenth of a cent, or the thousandth of a dollar.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. A machine for grinding and polishing; as, a lapidary mill.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. A hardened steel roller having a design in relief, used for imprinting a reversed copy of the design in a softer metal, as copper.
  18. An excavation in rock, transverse to the workings, from which material for filling is obtained.
  19. A passage underground through which ore is shot.
  20. A milling cutter. See Illust. under Milling.
  21. A pugilistic.
  22. To reduce to fine particles, or to small pieces, in a mill; to grind; to comminute.
  23. To shape, finish, or transform by passing through a machine; specifically, to shape or dress, as metal, by means of a rotary cutter.
  24. 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.
  25. To beat with the fists.
  26. To roll into bars, as steel.
  27. To undergo hulling, as maize.
  28. To move in a circle, as cattle upon a plain.
  29. To take part in a mill; to box.
  30. Short for Treadmill.
  31. The raised or ridged edge or surface made in milling anything, as a coin or screw.
  32. To fill ( a winze or interior incline) with broken ore, to be drawn out at the bottom.
  33. To cause to mill, or circle round, as cattle.
  34. To swim under water; - said of air- breathing creatures.
  35. To swim suddenly in a new direction; - said of whales.
  36. A machine for grinding grain or other substances; a manufactory; one- tenth of a cent.
  37. To grind very fine in a machine; groove or stamp, as the edges of coins; full ( cloth): roll into bars, as metal.
  38. A machine for grinding any substance, as grain, by crushing it between two hard, rough surfaces: a place where grinding or manufacture of some kind is carried on.
  39. A machine for grinding; the building containing it; the tenth, of a cent.
  40. To grind; to stamp, as a coin; to full, as cloth.
  41. To grind as in a mill.
  42. To indent the edge of ( a coin).
  43. A machine or a building for grinding grain, reducing ores, etc.
  44. Mill dam, mill pond.
  45. The thousandth part of a dollar.
  46. A machine for grinding and reducing to fine particles grain or other hard substance: a manufactory.
  47. A money of account, valued at the tenth of a cent, and the thousandth part of a dollar.
  48. To grind; to make a raised impression round the edges of a piece of money; to stamp; full, as cloth; to heat severely with the fists. To mill chocolate, to froth it.
  49. A machine in which corn and other substances are ground into meal or flour; a machine for spinning, weaving, sawing, or for performing other operations; the building in which such operations are carried on.
  50. To grind; to press or stamp, as the edges of coins; to full, as cloth.
  51. In the U. S., an imaginary money of account, the tenth of a cent, or the thousandth of a dollar.

Usage examples for mill

  1. " The miller thought it would carry away the mill," said Donald. – Uncle Robert's Geography (Uncle Robert's Visit, V.3) by Francis W. Parker and Nellie Lathrop Helm
  2. As the diahbeeah turned the sharp point, I noticed that the water was exceedingly deep close to the sand- bank, and the stream was running like a mill race. – Ismailia by Samuel W. Baker
  3. He caught sight of Robert Starbird in the mill- yard, and went over to him. – The Flag by Homer Greene
  4. Dot looks as though she had been through a mill. – Four Little Blossoms and Their Winter Fun by Mabel C. Hawley
  5. He built a house and a mill, and also a chapel, which he named Chapel St. Jean. – The Makers of Canada: Champlain by N. E. Dionne
  6. A ghost at the old mill! – Up in Ardmuirland by Michael Barrett
  7. Of course we knew that you had been taken to the mill; that man there told us. – Lysbeth A Tale Of The Dutch by H. Rider Haggard
  8. I daresay it is, if there was any means whatever of getting it to a mill, which there isn't. – A Damaged Reputation by Harold Bindloss
  9. " Well, we've got a running start on that order," and he threw a glance over his shoulder at the mill. – The Dwelling Place of Light, Complete by Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 5, 2009
  10. He could hardly be called really rich, though he had a saw- mill and a machine- shop and a flour- mill, and owned a country place some way out of the town. – The Great Hunger by Johan Bojer
  11. It must be at the mill. – The Blazed Trail by Stewart Edward White
  12. There are persons who think it is the mill that makes the water run. – Francezka by Molly Elliot Seawell
  13. Then you count on his coming back to the mill? – For the Allinson Honor by Harold Bindloss
  14. " You'd as well come back with us," said Abel, " the cat isn't down there- I'd take a look in the mill." – The Miller Of Old Church by Ellen Glasgow
  15. He is safe in the mill now. – Shirley by Charlotte Brontë
  16. I don't know that I have ever had a chance to see a working mill at such close range. – Bert Wilson's Fadeaway Ball by J. W. Duffield
  17. We're going, ourselves, out to the Mill- House, brothers. – Faust by Goethe
  18. Annot made no answer, but she turned into the little path which led through the fields to the mill. – La Vendée An Historical Romance by Anthony Trollope
  19. He had made expensive improvements on his land claim, including a flour- mill and a saw- mill, and other buildings. – Dr. John McLoughlin, the Father of Oregon by Frederick Van Voorhies Holman