Definition for mills (2 of 3)
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
Definition for mills (3 of 3)
Origin of mill2
Examples from the Web for mills
Mills was lying on the sidewalk, dying, right in front of people trained to save him.
By the time the ambulance arrived, over 10 minutes later, it was too late—Mills died soon after arriving at the hospital.
Both Mills and Purdy can afford whatever devices and training they want—not something the average amputee can boast.
Of course, this being Sleepy Hollow, Mills has had her own brushes with the supernatural.‘Sleepy Hollow’ Is TV’s Craziest, Most Over-the-Top New Show ... And You Should Watch It|Amy Zimmerman|October 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Carla Percival-Young, an architect with Goodwyn, Mills and Cawood Inc., has designed six new schools for storm safety.
Both these mills were to be erected on the open spot of ground formerly used as a parade by the marine battalion.
For Mary Matchwell, at the Mills, the tidings which had thrown the town into commotion had but a solitary and a selfish interest.The House by the Church-Yard|J. Sheridan Le Fanu
The Hunkies were pushing out the Irish from the mills—cheaper labour.Tramping on Life|Harry Kemp
These pictures, Mills said, were painted by the chiefs themselves, and depicted the life history and exploits of each warrior.Boy Scouts in Glacier Park|Walter Prichard Eaton
If Mr. Mills has made no mistake, the President wrote a message substantially in favor of free trade.The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 8 (of 12)|Robert G. Ingersoll
British Dictionary definitions for mills (1 of 4)
British Dictionary definitions for mills (2 of 4)
Derived forms of millmillable, adjective
Word Origin for mill
British Dictionary definitions for mills (3 of 4)
Word Origin for mill
British Dictionary definitions for mills (4 of 4)
Idioms and Phrases with mills
see grist for the mill; mills of the gods grind slowly; run of the mill; through the mill; tilt at windmills.