Mill
Mill Mill (m[i^]l), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Milled} (m[i^]ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Milling}.] [See {Mill}, n., and cf. {Muller}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To reduce to fine particles, or to small pieces, in a mill; to grind; to comminute. [1913 Webster]

2. To shape, finish, or transform by passing through a machine; specifically, to shape or dress, as metal, by means of a rotary cutter. [1913 Webster]

3. To make a raised border around the edges of, or to cut fine grooves or indentations across the edges of, as of a coin, or a screw head; also, to stamp in a coining press; to coin. [1913 Webster]

4. To pass through a fulling mill; to full, as cloth. [1913 Webster]

5. To beat with the fists. [Cant] --Thackeray. [1913 Webster]

6. To roll into bars, as steel. [1913 Webster]

{To mill chocolate}, to make it frothy, as by churning. [1913 Webster]


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  • Mill — Mill, n. [OE. mille, melle, mulle, milne, AS. myln, mylen; akin to D. molen, G. m[ u]hle, OHG. mul[=i], mul[=i]n, Icel. mylna; all prob. from L. molina, fr. mola millstone; prop., that which grinds, akin to molere to grind, Goth. malan, G. mahlen …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mill — bezeichnet: eine Band aus Koblenz, siehe Mill (Band) eine symbolische Einheit in der Elektronik bzw im Leiterplattendesign: 1 Mill entspricht einem tausendstel Inch; 1mm sind also circa 40 Mill. eine Untereinheit des US Dollars, siehe Mill… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Mill — may refer to: Mill (grinding), an equipment for the grinding or pulverizing of grain and other raw materials using millstones Milling machine, metalworking machine that operates by rotating a cutting bit while the workpiece is moved against the… …   Wikipedia

  • mill — mill1 [mil] n. [ME melle < OE mylen, akin to OHG mulin, ON mylna, all < 4th c. Gmc borrowing < LL molinae, pl. of molina, mill < LL(Ec) molina, of a mill < L mola, millstone < IE base * mel , to grind, crush > MEAL2, MILD,… …   English World dictionary

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  • Mill — Mill, James Mill, John Stuart * * * (as used in expressions) block mill, sistema Mill, James Mill, John Stuart Mill, métodos de …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • mill — ► NOUN 1) a building equipped with machinery for grinding grain into flour. 2) a device or piece of machinery for grinding grain or other solid substances. 3) a building fitted with machinery for a manufacturing process. ► VERB 1) grind in a mill …   English terms dictionary

  • mill — One tenth of one cent: $0.001. A mill rate is used by many localities to compute property taxes. For example, some states levy a one time nonrecurring tax of two mills per dollar (0.2%) on the fair market value of all notes, bonds, and other… …   Law dictionary

  • Mill — Mill, v. i. (Zo[ o]l.) To swim under water; said of air breathing creatures. [1913 Webster] 2. To undergo hulling, as maize. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 3. To move in a circle, as cattle upon a plain; to move around aimlessly; usually used with around …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mill — Mill, v. t. 1. (Mining) To fill (a winze or interior incline) with broken ore, to be drawn out at the bottom. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 2. To cause to mill, or circle round, as cattle. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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