miller

[ mil-er ]
/ ˈmɪl ər /
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noun

a person who owns or operates a mill, especially a mill that grinds grain into flour.
any moth, especially of the family Noctuidae, having wings that appear powdery.

Origin of miller

1325–75; Middle English millere, assimilated variant of milnere, equivalent to milne mill1 + -ere -er1
Related formsun·der·mill·er, noun

Definition for miller (2 of 2)

Miller

[ mil-er ]
/ ˈmɪl ər /

noun

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British Dictionary definitions for miller (1 of 2)

miller

/ (ˈmɪlə) /

noun

a person who keeps, operates, or works in a mill, esp a corn mill
another name for milling machine
a person who operates a milling machine
any of various pale coloured or white moths, especially the medium-sized noctuid Apatele leporina
an edible basidiomycetous fungus, Clitopilus prunulus, with a white funnel-shaped cap and pinkish spores, often forming rings in grass

British Dictionary definitions for miller (2 of 2)

Miller

/ (ˈmɪlə) /

noun

Arthur. 1915–2005, US dramatist. His plays include Death of a Salesman (1949), The Crucible (1953), A View from the Bridge (1955), and Mr Peters' Connections (1998)
(Alton) Glenn. 1904–44, US composer, trombonist, and band leader. His popular compositions include "Moonlight Serenade". During World War II he was leader of the US Air Force band in Europe. He disappeared without trace on a flight between England and France
Henry (Valentine). 1891–1980, US novelist, author of Tropic of Cancer (1934) and Tropic of Capricorn (1938)
Hugh 1802–56, Scottish geologist and writer
Sir Jonathan (Wolfe). born 1934, British doctor, actor, and theatre director. His productions include Shakespeare, Ibsen, and Chekhov as well as numerous operas. He has also presented many television medical programmes
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Word Origin and History for miller

miller


n.

mid-14c. (attested as a surname by early 14c.), agent noun from mill (v.1). The Old English word was mylnweard, literally "mill-keeper" (preserved in surname Millward, attested from late 13c.).

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