Milliary
Milliary Mil"li*a*ry, n.; pl. {Milliaries}. [L. milliarium. See {Milliary}, a.] A milestone. [1913 Webster]

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  • Milliary — Mil li*a*ry (m[i^]l l[i^]*[asl]*r[y^]), a. [L. milliarius containing a thousand, fr. mille thousand: cf. F. milliaire milliary. See {Mile}.] Of or pertaining to a mile, or to distance by miles; denoting a mile or miles. [1913 Webster] A milliary… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • milliary — [mil′ē er΄ē] adj. [L milliarius, containing a thousand < mille, thousand] of the ancient Roman mile, or 1,000 paces n. pl. milliaries an ancient Roman milestone …   English World dictionary

  • milliary — adjective Etymology: Latin milliarius, miliarius consisting of a thousand, one mile long, from mille thousand, mile Date: circa 1660 marking the distance of a Roman mile …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • milliary — /mil ee er ee/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or designating the ancient Roman mile of a thousand paces. 2. marking a mile. [1600 10; < L milliarius comprising a thousand, a thousand paces long. See MILLI , ARY] * * * …   Universalium

  • milliary — n. Mile stone …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • milliary — mil·li·ary …   English syllables

  • milliary — mil•li•ar•y [[t]ˈmɪl iˌɛr i[/t]] adj. 1) wam of, pertaining to, or designating the ancient Roman mile of 1000 paces 2) wam marking a mile • Etymology: 1600–10; < L milliārius a thousand paces long. See milli , ary …   From formal English to slang

  • milliary —   a. pertaining to miles, especially ancient Roman …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • milliary — ˈmilēˌerē adjective Etymology: Latin milliarius, miliarius consisting of a thousand, one mile long, from milli , mili (from mille thousand) + arius ary more at mile : marking the distance of a mile …   Useful english dictionary

  • Milliaries — Milliary Mil li*a*ry, n.; pl. {Milliaries}. [L. milliarium. See {Milliary}, a.] A milestone. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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