mill: Meaning and Definition of
- a factory for certain kinds of manufacture, as paper, steel, or textiles.
- a building equipped with machinery for grinding grain into flour and other cereal products.
- a machine for grinding, crushing, or pulverizing any solid substance: a coffee mill.
- any of various machines that modify the shape or size of a workpiece by rotating tools or the work: rolling mill.
- any of various other apparatuses for shaping materials or performing other mechanical operations.
- a business or institution that dispenses products or services in an impersonal or mechanical manner, as if produced in a factory: a divorce mill; a diploma mill.
- a cutter on a milling machine.
- a steel roller for receiving and transferring an impressed design, as to a calico-printing cylinder or a banknote-printing plate.
- a place or set of machinery for crushing or concentrating ore.
- a boxing match or fistfight.
- undergoing or having undergone severe difficulties, trials, etc., esp. with an effect on one's health, personality, or character: He's really been through the mill since his wife's death.
- to grind, work, treat, or shape in or with a mill.
- to make a raised edge on (a coin or the like).
- to make narrow, radial grooves on the raised edge of (a coin or the like).
- to beat or stir, as to a froth: to mill chocolate.
- to beat or strike; fight; overcome.
- to move around aimlessly, slowly, or confusedly, as a herd of cattle (often fol. by about or around).
- to fight or box.
- a unit of monetary value equal to 0.001 of a U.S. dollar; one tenth of a cent: used at various times and places in the U.S. as a money of account, esp. in certain tax rates.
- 1773–1836, English philosopher, historian, and economist, born in Scotland.
- his son1806–73, English philosopher and economist.
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