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meanings of mill


  1. The raised or ridged edge or surface made in milling anything, such as a coin or screw.
  2. A milling cutter.
  3. A manufacturing plant for paper, steel, textiles, etc.
  4. A treadmill.
  5. The building housing such a grinding apparatus.
  6. A machine for grinding and polishing.
  7. A passage underground through which ore is shot.
  8. An establishment that handles a certain type of situation or procedure routinely, or produces large quantities of an item without much regard to quality, such as a divorce mill, a puppy mill, etc.
  9. An obsolete coin worth one thousandth of a US dollar, or one tenth of a cent.
  10. A boxing match, fistfight.
  11. Alternative form of mil (“million").
  12. Discarding a card from one's deck.
  13. A building housing such a plant.
  14. 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.
  15. One thousandth part, particularly in millage rates of property tax.
  16. An engine.
  17. An institution awarding educational certificates not officially recognised.
  18. A line of three matching pieces in nine men's morris and related games.
  19. A typewriter used to transcribe messages received.
  20. A grinding apparatus for substances such as grains, seeds, etc.
  21. A hardened steel roller with a design in relief, used for imprinting a reversed copy of the design in a softer metal, such as copper.
  22. A strategy centered on depleting the opponent's deck.
  23. An excavation in rock, transverse to the workings, from which material for filling is obtained.


  1. To cause to mill, or circle around.
  2. To swim suddenly in a new direction.
  3. To take part in a fistfight; to box.
  4. To move (a card) from a deck to the discard pile.
  5. To engrave one or more grooves or a pattern around the edge of (a cylindrical object such as a coin).
  6. To swim underwater.
  7. To undergo hulling.
  8. To shape, polish, dress or finish using a machine.
  9. To fill (a winze or interior incline) with broken ore, to be drawn out at the bottom.
  10. To commit burglary.
  11. To grind or otherwise process in a mill or other machine.
  12. To make (drinking chocolate) frothy, as by churning.
  13. To destroy (a card) due to having a full hand.
  14. To roll (steel, etc.) into bars.
  15. To pass through a fulling mill; to full, as cloth.
  16. To move about in an aimless fashion.
  17. To beat; to pound.


  1. A surname​.
  2. John Stuart Mill.

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