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Definition of "mill" []

  • A building equipped with machinery for grinding grain into flour or meal. (noun)
  • A device or mechanism that grinds grain. (noun)
  • A machine or device that reduces a solid or coarse substance into pulp or minute grains by crushing, grinding, or pressing: a pepper mill. (noun)
  • A machine that releases the juice of fruits and vegetables by pressing or grinding: a cider mill. (noun)
  • A machine, such as one for stamping coins, that produces something by the repetition of a simple process. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "mill" in a sentence
  • "However, in the absence of such an improvement, much may be done by care and attention at the mill; the green bands and trash which usually accompany the canes from the field, should, therefore, be carefully removed before they are passed through, as they contain no saccharine matter, abound in the deleterious substances already mentioned, and communicate a bad color to the juice; therefore, _the ripe cane only should pass through the mill_."
  • ""Some were like Evan's mill, _which was a gentlemanly mill_; it would go when it had nothing to do, but it refused to work.""
  • "You have just said that its operations resemble those of a mill: could you not, as often as you require to speak of it, refer to it in the future as _the mill_? ""