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      n  
1    a building in which grain is crushed and ground to make flour  
2    a factory, esp. one which processes raw materials  
a steel mill     
3    any of various processing or manufacturing machines, esp. one that grinds, presses, or rolls  
4    any of various small hand mills used for grinding pepper, salt, or coffee for domestic purposes  
   See also       coffee mill       pepper mill  
5    a machine that tools or polishes metal  
6    a hard roller for impressing a design, esp. in a textile-printing machine or in a machine for printing banknotes  
7    a system, institution, etc., that influences people or things in the manner of a factory  
going through the educational mill     
8    an unpleasant experience; ordeal (esp. in the phrases go or be put through the mill)  
9    a fist fight  
10    run of the mill   ordinary or routine  
      vb  
11    tr   to grind, press, or pulverize in or as if in a mill  
12    tr   to process or produce in or with a mill  
13    to cut or roll (metal) with or as if with a milling machine  
14    tr   to groove or flute the edge of (a coin)  
15    intr; often foll by: about or around   to move about in a confused manner  
16    usually tr  
Now rare   to beat (chocolate, etc.)  
17    Archaic slang   to fight, esp. with the fists  
     (Old English mylen from Late Latin molina a mill, from Latin mola mill, millstone, from molere to grind)  
  millable      adj  
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mill          [2]  
      n   a U.S. and Canadian monetary unit used in calculations, esp. for property taxes, equal to one thousandth of a dollar  
     (C18: short for Latin millesimum a thousandth (part))  

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Mill         
      n  
1    James. 1773--1836, Scottish philosopher, historian, and economist. He expounded Bentham's utilitarian philosophy in Elements of Political Economy (1821) and Analysis of the Phenomena of the Human Mind (1829) and also wrote a History of British India (1817--18)  
2    his son, John Stuart. 1806--73, English philosopher and economist. He modified Bentham's utilitarian philosophy in Utilitarianism (1861) and in his treatise On Liberty (1859) he defended the rights and freedom of the individual. Other works include A System of Logic (1843) and Principles of Political Economy (1848)  


ball mill  
      n     (Engineering)   a horizontal cylinder or cone in which a substance, such as a mineral, is ground by rotation with steel or ceramic balls  
boring mill  
      n     (Engineering)   a large vertical lathe having a rotating table on which work is secured. Tools are held on a fixed post and the work is rotated around it,   (Also called (informal))    roundabout  
coffee mill  
      n   a machine for grinding roasted coffee beans  
mill   [1]  
      n  
1    a building in which grain is crushed and ground to make flour  
2    a factory, esp. one which processes raw materials  
a steel mill     
3    any of various processing or manufacturing machines, esp. one that grinds, presses, or rolls  
4    any of various small hand mills used for grinding pepper, salt, or coffee for domestic purposes  
   See also       coffee mill       pepper mill  
5    a machine that tools or polishes metal  
6    a hard roller for impressing a design, esp. in a textile-printing machine or in a machine for printing banknotes  
7    a system, institution, etc., that influences people or things in the manner of a factory  
going through the educational mill     
8    an unpleasant experience; ordeal (esp. in the phrases go or be put through the mill)  
9    a fist fight  
10    run of the mill   ordinary or routine  
      vb  
11    tr   to grind, press, or pulverize in or as if in a mill  
12    tr   to process or produce in or with a mill  
13    to cut or roll (metal) with or as if with a milling machine  
14    tr   to groove or flute the edge of (a coin)  
15    intr; often foll by: about or around   to move about in a confused manner  
16    usually tr  
Now rare   to beat (chocolate, etc.)  
17    Archaic slang   to fight, esp. with the fists  
     (Old English mylen from Late Latin molina a mill, from Latin mola mill, millstone, from molere to grind)  
  millable      adj  
mill   [2]  
      n   a U.S. and Canadian monetary unit used in calculations, esp. for property taxes, equal to one thousandth of a dollar  
     (C18: short for Latin millesimum a thousandth (part))  
mill-rind  
      n   an iron support fitted across an upper millstone  
pepper mill  
      n   a small hand mill used to grind peppercorns  
per mill   , mil  
      adv   by the thousand or in each thousand  
     (C19: from per + French or Latin mille thousand, on the model of per cent)  
post mill  
      n   a windmill built round a central post on which the whole mill can be turned so that the sails catch the wind  
rolling mill  
      n  
1    a mill or factory where ingots of heated metal are passed between rollers to produce sheets or bars of a required cross section and form  
2    a machine having rollers that may be shaped to reduce ingots, etc., to a required cross section and form  
run-of-the-mill  
      adj   ordinary, average, or undistinguished in quality, character, or nature; not special or excellent  
smock mill  
      n   a type of windmill having a revolving top  
stamp mill  
      n     (Metallurgy)   a machine for crushing ore  
strip mill  
      n   a mill in which steel slabs are rolled into strips  
water mill  
      n   a mill operated by a water wheel  

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mill

  

      n  
1    factory, foundry, plant, shop, works  
2    crusher, grinder  
3    run of the mill      average, bog-standard     (Brit. & Irish slang)   commonplace, everyday, fair, middling, ordinary, routine, unexceptional, unremarkable  
      vb  
4    comminute, crush, granulate, grate, grind, pound, powder, press, pulverize  
5    crowd, seethe, swarm, throng  


run-of-the-mill     
average, banal, bog-standard     (Brit. & Irish slang)   common, commonplace, dime-a-dozen     (informal)   fair, mediocre, middling, modest, no great shakes     (informal)   ordinary, passable, tolerable, undistinguished, unexceptional, unexciting, unimpressive, vanilla     (informal)  
  
Antonyms     
   excellent, exceptional, extraordinary, marvellous, out of the ordinary, splendid, unusual  

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