verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of milk
Related Words for milkcream, buttermilk, half-and-half, extort, drain, wring, evoke, suck, extract, bleed, condensed, raw, skim, formula, whole, goat, chalk, pasteurized, evince, exhaust
Examples from the Web for milk
Contemporary Examples of milk
He would shake a chilled Coke, and then spray the soda into a cold glass of milk.History's Craziest Hangover Cures
December 30, 2014
Still, not everything has been milk and honey when it comes to trans issues in the Holy Land.
Rebel Wilson was the buzziest new talent on TV at the time, and ABC wanted to milk her for as many viewers as it could.‘black-ish’ Is the New ‘Modern Family’
October 1, 2014
Donations kept coming in, mostly in plastic grocery bags filled with food, water, and milk.Is Hong Kong Tiananmen 2.0?
September 29, 2014
The result is that a gallon of milk at the local market costs $12.55.Our Trip to The Climate War's Ground Zero
September 19, 2014
Historical Examples of milk
Her mother had brought her a piece of seed-cake and a cup of milk with the cream on it.Life and Death of Harriett Frean
His only nourishment was milk, drawn from a bottle through a quill.A Sketch of the Life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion
William Dobein James
Add the milk, butter, salt, and pepper and return the clams.Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 3
Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
Beat the eggs, add the maple sirup, and add this to the milk.
Beat the eggs slightly and add them with the milk to the dates.
- a whitish nutritious fluid produced and secreted by the mammary glands of mature female mammals and used for feeding their young until weaned
- the milk of cows, goats, or other animals used by man as a food or in the production of butter, cheese, etcRelated adjectives: lacteal, lactic
Word Origin for milk
Old English meoluc (West Saxon), milc (Anglian), from Proto-Germanic *meluks "milk" (cf. Old Norse mjolk, Old Frisian melok, Old Saxon miluk, Dutch melk, Old High German miluh, German Milch, Gothic miluks), from *melk- "to milk," from PIE root *melg- "to wipe, to rub off," also "to stroke; to milk," in reference to the hand motion involved in milking an animal (cf. Greek amelgein, Latin mulgere, Old Church Slavonic mlesti, Lithuanian melžu "to milk," Old Irish melg "milk," Sanskrit marjati "wipes off"). Old Church Slavonic noun meleko (Russian moloko, Czech mleko) is considered to be adopted from Germanic.
Of milk-like plant juices from late 14c. Milk chocolate is first recorded 1723; milk shake is first recorded 1889, for a variety of creations, but the modern version is only from the 1930s. Milk tooth (1727) uses the word in its figurative sense "period of infancy," attested from 17c. To cry over spilt milk is first attested 1836 in writing of Canadian humorist Thomas C. Haliburton. Milk and honey is from the Old Testament phrase describing the richness of the Promised Land (Num. xvi:13, Old English meolc and hunie). Milk of human kindness is from "Macbeth" (1605).
Old English melcan, milcian, meolcian "to milk, give milk, suckle," from Proto-Germanic *melk- "to milk" (cf. Dutch melken, Old High German melchan, German melken), from PIE root *melg- (see milk (n.)). Figurative sense of "exploit for profit" is first found 1520s. Related: Milked; milking.
In addition to the idiom beginning with milk
- milk of human kindness, the
- cry over spilt milk