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[ mild ]


  1. simple past tense and past participle of mill 1.


  1. (of a coin) struck by a mill or press and usually finished with transverse ribs or grooves:

    milled dimes and quarters.

  2. ground or hulled in a mill:

    milled wheat.

  3. pressed flat by rolling:

    milled board.

  4. Obsolete. (of metal) polished by mechanical means:

    a suit of milled armor.


/ mɪld /


  1. (of coins, etc) having a grooved or fluted edge
  2. made or treated in a mill
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Word History and Origins

Origin of milled1

First recorded in 1615–25; mill 1 + -ed 2
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Example Sentences

When I visited Wilton, they walked me over to view a massive block of milled aluminum that forms the top part of the device.

Coleman said she spent around $4,000 on her outdoor dining space, a cost many restauranters said inflated as the price of milled lumber shot up when the economy shut down.

Moviegoers enjoyed a drink at the bar and milled around waiting for the 10:15 p.m. showing of The Interview.

People milled about in various stages of inebriation, dancing, and shouting.

German artillery chased the landing craft where they milled off shore.

We just milled around the front of the school, waiting for our parents to come and pick us up.

They care about the words that are milled and poured into the magazine, whether in one or six articles.

Groups of young people milled around the “concession” which served the delicious cooling drinks.

So I do do as she bids me, replied Mr. Chitling; I shouldnt have been milled if it hadnt been for her advice.

He had in his hands, as cashier, more than double that sum in good milled silver.

"Them Injuns jest milled around this machine and the body of that hombrey," said Talpers.

The little lobby milled and buzzed, drowning the scratching of the pen as a trembling man signed the confession, page by page.