1) a factory for certain kinds of manufacture, as paper, steel, or textiles
2) a building equipped with machinery for grinding grain into flour and other cereal products
3) a machine for grinding, crushing, or pulverizing any solid substance:
a coffee mill[/ex]
4) mac any of various machines that modify the shape or size of a piece of work by rotating tools or the work:
rolling mill[/ex]
5) mac any of various other apparatuses for shaping materials or performing other mechanical operations
6) a business or institution that dispenses products or services in an impersonal or mechanical manner:
a divorce mill; a diploma mill[/ex]
7) sts Slang. a boxing match or fistfight
8) to grind, work, treat, or shape in or with a mill
a) to make a raised edge on (a coin or the like)
b) to make radial grooves on the raised edge of (a coin or the like)
10) to beat or stir, as to a froth:
to mill chocolate[/ex]
11) sts Slang. to beat or strike; fight
12) to move around aimlessly, slowly, or confusedly (often fol. by about or around)
13) sts Slang. to fight or box
Etymology: bef. 950; OE myl(e) n < LL molīna= L mol(a) mill +-īna -ine III mill′a•ble, adj. II
[[t]mɪl[/t]] n.
num a money of account equal to.001 of a U.S. dollar
Etymology: 1785–95, amer.; short for L millēsimus thousandth; see mil I

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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