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)
- milky disease,
- milky way,
- mill chisel,
- mill construction,
- mill end,
- mill on the floss, the,
- mill scale
Origin of mill1
Origin of mill2
Examples from the Web for mill
Did you know that you can purchase and mill 80 percent receivers without a license?
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.
“This is not a run of the mill criminal investigation,” he said.
Mongan looked on the Hag of the Mill with delight and affection.Irish Fairy Tales|James Stephens
They could hardly get their lumber out, and there are very few people to sell it to if they put up a mill.A Damaged Reputation|Harold Bindloss
I submit that, from Mill's point of view, these are all valid reasons why they should not choose the higher life.
Jerome, going to the mill one day shortly afterwards, reached the Means house as the Colonel was coming down the hill.Jerome, A Poor Man|Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
I believe he must have some sort of a craft hidden in the river near the mill.Tom Fairfield in Camp|Allen Chapman
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.
"one-tenth cent," 1786, an original U.S. currency unit but now used only for tax calculation purposes, shortening of Latin millesimum "one-thousandth," from mille "a thousand" (see million). Formed on the analogy of cent, which is short for Latin centesimus "one hundredth" (of a dollar).
"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.