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mill1 US English

A building equipped with machinery for grinding grain into flour

mill2 US English

A monetary unit used only in calculations, worth one thousandth of a dollar

mill US Thesaurus

a steel mill

Mill New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

, John Stuart (1806–73), English philosopher and economist

Mill, John Stuart US English

(1806–73), English philosopher and economist. He is best known for his political and moral works, especially On Liberty (1859), which argued for the importance of individuality, and Utilitarianism (1861), which extensively developed Bentham’s theory

gin mill US English

A run-down or seedy nightclub or bar

oil mill US English

A machine or a factory in which seeds, fruits, or other plant parts are crushed or pressed to extract oil

per mill US English

One part in every thousand

post mill US English

A windmill supported by a post on which it pivots to catch the wind

pug mill US English

A machine for mixing and working clay and other materials into pug (see pug)

smut mill US English

A machine for removing smut from cereal grain

tide mill US English

A mill with a waterwheel driven by the tide

coffee mill US English

Another term for coffee grinder.

flour mill US English

A building equipped with machinery for grinding grain into flour

gossip mill US English

Another term for rumor mill.

mill wheel US English

A wheel used to drive a water mill

paper mill US English

A mill in which paper is made

pepper mill US English

A device for grinding peppercorns by hand to make pepper

puppy mill US English

An establishment that breeds puppies for sale, typically on an intensive basis and in conditions regarded as inhumane

rumor mill US English

Used to refer to the process by which rumors and gossip are originated and circulated among a group of people

stamp mill US English

A mill for crushing ore

strip mill US English

A mill in which steel slabs are rolled into strips

water mill US English

A mill worked by a waterwheel

abortion mill US English

Used pejoratively by opponents of abortion to refer to an abortion clinic

diploma mill US English

An institution or organization that grants large numbers of educational degrees based on inadequate or inferior education and assessment of the recipients

rolling mill US English

A factory or machine for rolling steel or other metal into sheets

propaganda mill US English

Used to refer to the process by which information perceived as biased or misleading is originated and disseminated

run-of-the-mill US English

Lacking unusual or special aspects; ordinary

mill about/around in mill1 US English

(Of people or animals) move around in a confused mass

run-of-the-mill US Thesaurus

even the car he drives is run-of-the-mill

grist for the mill US English

Useful experience, material, or knowledge

go through the mill US English

Undergo (or cause someone to undergo) an unpleasant experience

milldam US English

A dam built across a stream to raise the level of the water so that it will turn the wheel of a water mill

sawmill US English

A factory in which logs are sawed into lumber by machine

millpond US English

The pool that is created by a milldam and provides the head of water that powers a water mill

mill pond in millpond US English

The pool that is created by a milldam and provides the head of water that powers a water mill

millrace US English

The channel carrying the swift current of water that drives a mill wheel

gristmill US English

A mill for grinding grain

millstream US English

The current of water in a millrace

millworker US English

A worker in a mill or factory

grist for the mill in grist US English

Useful experience, material, or knowledge

go through the mill in mill1 US English

Undergo (or cause someone to undergo) an unpleasant experience

mill around/about in mill US Thesaurus

people were milling about in the streets

go or put someone through the mill in mill1 US English

Undergo (or cause someone to undergo) an unpleasant experience


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