Dictionary.com

muller

1
[ muhl-er ]
/ ˈmʌl ər /
Save This Word!

noun

an implement of stone or other substance with a flat base for grinding paints, powders, etc., on a slab of stone or the like.
any of various mechanical devices for grinding.

QUIZZES

QUIZ YOURSELF ON "WAS" VS. "WERE"!

Were you ready for a quiz on this topic? Well, here it is! See how well you can differentiate between the uses of "was" vs. "were" in this quiz.
Question 1 of 7
“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.

Meet Grammar Coach

Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing

Meet Grammar Coach

Improve Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of muller

1
1375–1425; late Middle English molour;see mull4, -or2, -er1

Definition for muller (2 of 4)

muller2
[ muhl-er ]
/ ˈmʌl ər /

noun

a person or thing that mulls alcoholic beverages.
a container for mulling an alcoholic beverage over a fire.

Origin of muller

2
First recorded in 1855–60; mull2 + -er1

Definition for muller (3 of 4)

Muller
[ myoo-ler, muhl-er, mil- ]
/ ˈmyu lər, ˈmʌl ər, ˈmɪl- /

noun

Hermann Joseph, 1890–1967, U.S. geneticist: Nobel Prize in medicine 1946.

Definition for muller (4 of 4)

Müller
[ muhl-er; German my-luhr ]
/ ˈmʌl ər; German ˈmü lər /

noun

Frie·drich Max [free-drik maks; German free-drikh mahks], /ˈfri drɪk mæks; German ˈfri drɪx mɑks/, 1823–1900, English Sanskrit scholar and philologist born in Germany.
Jo·hann [yoh-hahn], /ˈyoʊ hɑn/, "Regiomontanus", 1436–76, German mathematician and astronomer.
Jo·han·nes Pe·ter [yoh-hah-nuhs -pey-ter], /yoʊˈhɑ nəs ˈpeɪ tər/, 1801–58, German physiologist and comparative anatomist.
Karl Alex, born 1927, Swiss physicist, codiscoverer of superconductivity: Nobel prize 1987.
Wil·helm [vil-helm], /ˈvɪl hɛlm/, 1794–1827, German poet.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

Example sentences from the Web for muller

British Dictionary definitions for muller (1 of 3)

muller
/ (ˈmʌlə) /

noun

a flat heavy implement of stone or iron used to grind material against a slab of stone

Word Origin for muller

C15: probably from mullen to grind to powder; compare Old English myl dust

British Dictionary definitions for muller (2 of 3)

Muller
/ (ˈmʌlə) /

noun

Hermann Joseph. 1890–1967, US geneticist, noted for his work on the transmutation of genes by X-rays: Nobel prize for physiology or medicine 1946

British Dictionary definitions for muller (3 of 3)

Müller
/ (German ˈmylər) /

noun

Friedrich Max (ˈfriːdrɪç maks). 1823–1900, British Sanskrit scholar born in Germany
Johann (joˈhan).See Regiomontanus
Johannes Peter (joˈhanəs ˈpeːtər). 1801–58, German physiologist, anatomist, and experimental psychologist
Paul Hermann (paul ˈhɛrman). 1899–1965, Swiss chemist. He synthesized DDT (1939) and discovered its use as an insecticide: Nobel prize for physiology or medicine 1948
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for muller (1 of 2)

Muller
[ mŭlər ]
Hermann Joseph 1890-1967

American geneticist. He won a 1946 Nobel Prize for the study of the hereditary effect of x-rays on genes.

Medical definitions for muller (2 of 2)

Müller
[ mŭlər, myōōlər, mü- ]
Johannes Peter 1801-1858

German physiologist who studied the physiology of the nerves and sense organs and described (1825) the müllerian duct.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
FEEDBACK