- an act or process of making a raised edge on a coin or the like.
- an act or process of making narrow, radial grooves on such a raised edge.
- a number of grooves so made.
Definition for milling (2 of 2)
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
Examples from the Web for milling
Milling crowds turned out asking for U.S. help and there was praise for Kerry.
There, hundreds of passengers were milling around with their luggage in a state of utter confusion.LAX: Chaotic Scene Greets Arriving Passengers After Shooting Attack|Marlow Stern|November 1, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Girls are milling outside in mini-dresses and low-cropped tops talking to bouncers behind the red velvet ropes.Paris Hilton's Trippy Los Angeles Release Party For Her Single With Lil Wayne|Jean Trinh|October 9, 2013|DAILY BEAST
It was after lunch, and the 80 or so veterans were milling around, chatting, and watching TV.From PTSD to Prison: Why Veterans Become Criminals|Matthew Wolfe|July 28, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Her children were milling around and acting up as children will, yet she kept her focus as she talked.Presidential Candidate Rick Santorum’s Activist First Lady, Karen|Eleanor Clift|January 5, 2012|DAILY BEAST
To speak of the wonderful strides which the art of milling has taken during the past decade has become exceedingly trite.
If they should now get to milling, doubtless many of them would be crushed to death!The Brand|Therese Broderick
Its principal industries are: distilling, milling, machinery-making, leather-working and saw-milling.
The scientist jumped out and made his way through the milling crowd.Tom Swift and the Electronic Hydrolung|Victor Appleton
There were four or five hundred people there, milling around like a herd of restless cattle.Tinker's Dam|Joseph Tinker
British Dictionary definitions for milling (1 of 4)
British Dictionary definitions for milling (2 of 4)
Derived Formsmillable, adjective
Word Origin for mill
British Dictionary definitions for milling (3 of 4)
Word Origin for mill
British Dictionary definitions for milling (4 of 4)
Idioms and Phrases with milling
see grist for the mill; mills of the gods grind slowly; run of the mill; through the mill; tilt at windmills.