Statute mile
Mile Mile (m[imac]l), n. [AS. m[=i]l, fr. L. millia, milia; pl. of mille a thousand, i. e., milia passuum a thousand paces. Cf. {Mill} the tenth of a cent, {Million}.] A certain measure of distance, being equivalent in England and the United States to 320 poles or rods, or 5,280 feet. [1913 Webster]

Note: The distance called a mile varies greatly in different countries. Its length in yards is, in Norway, 12,182; in Brunswick, 11,816; in Sweden, 11,660; in Hungary, 9,139; in Switzerland, 8,548; in Austria, 8,297; in Prussia, 8,238; in Poland, 8,100; in Italy, 2,025; in England and the United States, 1,760; in Spain, 1,552; in the Netherlands, 1,094. [1913 Webster]

{Geographical mile} or {Nautical mile}, one sixtieth of a degree of a great circle of the earth, or 6080.27 feet.

{Mile run}. Same as {Train mile}. See under {Train}.

{Roman mile}, a thousand paces, equal to 1,614 yards English measure.

{Statute mile}, a mile conforming to statute, that is, in England and the United States, a mile of 5,280 feet, as distinguished from any other mile. [1913 Webster]


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  • Statute mile — Statute Stat ute ( [ u]t), n. [F. statut, LL. statutum, from L. statutus, p. p. of statuere to set, station, ordain, fr. status position, station, fr. stare, statum, to stand. See {Stand}, and cf. {Constitute}, {Destitute}.] 1. An act of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Statute-Mile —   [ stætjuːt maɪl, englisch], Längeneinheit in den USA, Mile …   Universal-Lexikon

  • statute mile — n. MILE …   English World dictionary

  • Statute Mile — Einheit Norm angloamerikanisches Maßsystem Einheitenname statute mile Einheitenzeichen stat.mi. Dimensionsname Länge Dimensionssymbol …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Statute mile — Einheit Norm angloamerikanisches Maßsystem Einheitenname statute mile Einheitenzeichen stat.mi. Dimensionsname Länge Dimensionssymbol …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • statute mile — sausumos mylia statusas T sritis Standartizacija ir metrologija apibrėžtis Nesisteminis ilgio matavimo vienetas, tūkstantis dvigubų žingsnių. Senovės Romoje maždaug 1500 m, Rusijoje iki 1918 m. – 7467,6 m. Dabar žymima mi: 1 mi = 1609,344 m.… …   Penkiakalbis aiškinamasis metrologijos terminų žodynas

  • statute mile — mile (def. 1). [1860 65] * * * …   Universalium

  • statute mile — noun a unit of length equal to 1,760 yards or 5,280 feet; exactly 1609.344 meters • Syn: ↑mile, ↑stat mi, ↑land mile, ↑international mile, ↑mi • Derivationally related forms: ↑miler (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • statute mile — stat′ute mile n. wam mile 1) • Etymology: 1860–65 …   From formal English to slang

  • statute mile — noun Date: 1719 mile 1a …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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