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  1. mill
    IPA[mil]
  2. noun

    • 1. a building equipped with machinery for grinding grain into flour.

      Synonym : factory, plant, processing plant, works, workshop, shop, foundry, industrial center, industrial unit
    • 2. a piece of machinery that grinds grain into flour:

      a direct steam-driven flour mill
    • 3. a domestic device for grinding a solid substance to powder or pulp:

      a coffee mill
      Synonym : grinder, quern, crusher
    • 4. a place that processes things or people in a mechanical way:

      a correspondence school that was just a diploma mill
    • 5. a building fitted with machinery for a manufacturing process:

      a steel mill a mill town
    • 6. a piece of manufacturing machinery.

    • 7. an engine.

    • 8. a boxing match or a fistfight.

    verb

    • 1. grind or crush (something) in a mill:

      hard wheats are easily milled into white flour
    • 2. cut or shape (metal) with a rotating tool:

      in the machine shop we mill and grind the castings
    • 3. produce regular ribbed markings on the edge of (a coin) as a protection against illegal clipping:

      gold and silver coins were milled in order to prevent unscrupulous persons from shaving off the edges
    • 4. (of people or animals) move around in a confused mass:

      people milled about the room, shaking hands
    • 5. thicken (wool or another animal fiber) by fulling it:

      ordinary wool blankets are made by milling a woven wool fabric
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: mill, plural noun: mills

    • v.: verb: mill, 3rd person present: mills, gerund or present participle: milling, past tense: milled, past participle: milled

    • noun

      a monetary unit used only in calculations, worth one thousandth of a dollar.
    • noun

      a building equipped with machinery for grinding grain into flour.

      a piece of machinery for grinding grain:

    • verb

      grind (something) in a mill:

      cut or shape (metal) with a rotating tool:

    • noun

      a monetary unit used only in calculations, worth one thousandth of a dollar.
    • adjective

      (of a machine) designed to cut or shape metal using a rotating tool:

      (of people or animals) moving around in a confused mass:

    • adjective

      reduced to fine particles by grinding in a mill:

      (of a coin) having regular ribbed markings on the edge as a protection against illegal clipping:

    • adjective

      (of a machine) designed to cut or shape metal using a rotating tool:

      (of people or animals) moving around in a confused mass:

    • adjective

      reduced to fine particles by grinding in a mill:

      (of a coin) having regular ribbed markings on the edge as a protection against illegal clipping:

    • noun

      a mill worked by a waterwheel.
    • noun

      another term for coffee grinder
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