[ mahyld ]
/ maɪld /

adjective, mild·er, mild·est.


British. beer that has a blander taste than bitter.

Nearby words

  1. milch,
  2. milch cow,
  3. milch glass,
  4. milchig,
  5. milchik,
  6. mild mercurous chloride,
  7. mild silver protein,
  8. mild steel,
  9. milden,
  10. mildew

Origin of mild

before 900; Middle English, Old English milde; cognate with German mild; akin to Greek malthakós soft

1. soft, pleasant. See gentle. 3. temperate, moderate, clement. 4. bland.

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British Dictionary definitions for mildness


/ (maɪld) /


(of a taste, sensation, etc) not powerful or strong; blanda mild curry
gentle or temperate in character, climate, behaviour, etc
not extreme; moderatea mild rebuke
feeble; unassertive


British draught beer, of darker colour than bitter and flavoured with fewer hops
Derived Formsmildly, adverbmildness, noun

Word Origin for mild

Old English milde; compare Old Saxon mildi, Old Norse mildr

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