noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English mīl, from Latin milia miles, from milia passuum, literally, thousands of paces, from milia, plural of mille thousand Date: before 12th century 1. any of various units of distance: as a. a unit equal to 5280 feet — see weight table b. nautical mile 2. a race of a mile 3. a relatively great distance, degree, or interval — used chiefly adverbially in plural <
was miles ahead of them in education

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  • mile — ► NOUN 1) (also statute mile) a unit of linear measure equal to 1,760 yards (approximately 1.609 kilometres). 2) (miles) informal a very long way. ► ADVERB (miles) informal ▪ by a great amount or a long way. ● …   English terms dictionary

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