verb (used with object)
- to make a raised edge on (a coin or the like).
- to make narrow, radial grooves on the raised edge of (a coin or the like).
verb (used without object)
Origin of mill1
Synonyms for mill
Origin of mill2
Related Words for millshop, plant, foundry, works, sweatshop, manufactory, pulverize, pound, crush, grate, powder, granulate, press, comminute
Examples from the Web for mill
Contemporary Examples of mill
Did you know that you can purchase and mill 80 percent receivers without a license?What Are We Protecting with Gun Laws?
November 13, 2014
The Mill Valley Market has grown and offers a deluxe delicatessen.
This was the one-room studio in Mill Valley, California near The Depot.
The result meant was that “run of the mill Paul Ryan Republicans” were just as furious with Cantor as Tea Partiers were.How Eric Cantor Sabotaged Himself
Ben Jacobs, Tim Mak
June 11, 2014
“This is not a run of the mill criminal investigation,” he said.#ShotsFired in U.S.-China Cyberwar
Jacob Siegel, Josh Rogin
May 20, 2014
Historical Examples of mill
While the mill was at rest he pried into its internal machinery.Biographical Stories
It was at the home of the Lemballeuse, the family who lived in the ruins of the mill.The Dream
She went with him to haul the grain to mill and was fascinated by the big scales.Dust
Mr. and Mrs. Haldeman-Julius
What he gits for fixin' the mill ain't nothin' to me—I don't git a cent on it.
When the morning came and Jim had not returned I started for the mill.
Word Origin for mill
Word Origin for mill
"building fitted to grind grain," Old English mylen "a mill" (10c.), an early Germanic borrowing from Late Latin molina, molinum "mill" (source of French moulin, Spanish molino), originally fem. and neuter of molinus "pertaining to a mill," from Latin mola "mill, millstone," related to molere "to grind," from PIE *mele-, *mel- "to crush, grind," with derivatives referring to ground material and tools for grinding (cf. Greek myle "mill;" see mallet).
Also from Late Latin molina, directly or indirectly, are German Mühle, Old Saxon mulin, Old Norse mylna, Danish mølle, Old Church Slavonic mulinu. Broader sense of "grinding machine" is attested from 1550s. Other types of manufacturing machines driven by wind or water, whether for grinding or not, began to be called mills by early 15c. Sense of "building fitted with industrial machinery" is from c.1500.
"to keep moving round and round in a mass," 1874 (implied in milling), originally of cattle, from mill (n.1) on resemblance to the action of a mill wheel. Related: Milled.
"to grind," 1550s, from mill (n.1). Related: milled; milling.
see grist for the mill; mills of the gods grind slowly; run of the mill; through the mill; tilt at windmills.