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mill1 British & World English

A building equipped with machinery for grinding grain into flour

mill2 British & World English

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

mill English Thesaurus

a paper mill

Mill New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

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

Mill, John Stuart British & World English

(1806–73), English philosopher and economist. Mill 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 British & World English

A run-down or seedy nightclub or bar

mill dam British & World English

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

mill race British & World English

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

oil mill British & World English

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

per mill British & World English

One part in every thousand

post mill British & World English

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

pug mill British & World English

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

smut mill British & World English

A machine for removing smut from cereal grain

tide mill British & World English

A mill with a waterwheel driven by the tide

coffee mill British & World English

Another term for coffee grinder.

flour mill British & World English

A building equipped with machinery for grinding grain into flour

gossip mill British & World English

Another term for rumour mill.

mill wheel British & World English

A wheel used to drive a watermill

paper mill British & World English

A factory in which paper is manufactured

pepper mill British & World English

A device for grinding peppercorns by hand to make pepper

rumour mill British & World English

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

stamp mill British & World English

A mill for crushing ore

strip mill British & World English

A mill in which steel slabs are rolled into strips

abortion mill British & World English

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

diploma mill British & World 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 British & World English

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

propaganda mill British & World English

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

run-of-the-mill British & World English

Lacking unusual or special aspects; ordinary

mill about/around in mill1 British & World English

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

run-of-the-mill English Thesaurus

the match was a pretty run-of-the-mill affair

grist to the mill British & World English

Useful experience, material, or knowledge

go through the mill British & World English

Undergo (or cause someone to undergo) an unpleasant experience

sawmill British & World English

A factory in which logs are sawn into planks or boards by machine

millpond British & World English

The pool which is created by a dam to provide the head of water that powers a watermill

gristmill British & World English

A mill for grinding corn

millstream British & World English

The flowing water that drives a mill wheel

millworker British & World English

A worker in a mill or factory

puppy farm British & World English

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

puppy mill in puppy farm British & World English

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

watermill British & World English

A mill worked by a waterwheel

grist to the mill in grist British & World English

Useful experience, material, or knowledge

go through the mill in mill1 British & World English

Undergo (or cause someone to undergo) an unpleasant experience

mill around/about in mill English Thesaurus

people were milling about in the streets

grist to the or one's mill in grist British & World English

Useful experience, material, or knowledge

go or put someone through the mill in mill1 British & World English

Undergo (or cause someone to undergo) an unpleasant experience


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