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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (4)

1. a white nutritious liquid secreted by mammals and used as food by human beings;

2. produced by mammary glands of female mammals for feeding their young;

3. a river that rises in the Rockies in northwestern Montana and flows eastward to become a tributary of the Missouri River;
[syn: Milk, Milk River]

4. any of several nutritive milklike liquids;

VERB (3)

1. take milk from female mammals;
- Example: "Cows need to be milked every morning"

2. exploit as much as possible;
- Example: "I am milking this for all it's worth"

3. add milk to;
- Example: "milk the tea"

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Milk \Milk\ (m[i^]lk), n. [AS. meoluc, meoloc, meolc, milc; akin to OFries. meloc, D. melk, G. milch, OHG. miluh, Icel. mj[=o]lk, Sw. mj["o]lk, Dan. melk, Goth. miluks, G. melken to milk, OHG. melchan, Lith. milszti, L. mulgere, Gr. 'ame`lgein. [root]107. Cf. Milch, Emulsion, Milt soft roe of fishes.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Physiol.) A white fluid secreted by the mammary glands of female mammals for the nourishment of their young, consisting of minute globules of fat suspended in a solution of casein, albumin, milk sugar, and inorganic salts. "White as morne milk." --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) A kind of juice or sap, usually white in color, found in certain plants; latex. See Latex. [1913 Webster] 3. An emulsion made by bruising seeds; as, the milk of almonds, produced by pounding almonds with sugar and water. [1913 Webster] 4. (Zool.) The ripe, undischarged spat of an oyster. [1913 Webster] Condensed milk. See under Condense, v. t. Milk crust (Med.), vesicular eczema occurring on the face and scalp of nursing infants. See Eczema. Milk fever. (a) (Med.) A fever which accompanies or precedes the first lactation. It is usually transitory. (b) (Vet. Surg.) A form puerperal peritonitis in cattle; also, a variety of meningitis occurring in cows after calving. Milk glass, glass having a milky appearance. Milk knot (Med.), a hard lump forming in the breast of a nursing woman, due to obstruction to the flow of milk and congestion of the mammary glands. Milk leg (Med.), a swollen condition of the leg, usually in puerperal women, caused by an inflammation of veins, and characterized by a white appearance occasioned by an accumulation of serum and sometimes of pus in the cellular tissue. Milk meats, food made from milk, as butter and cheese. [Obs.] --Bailey. Milk mirror. Same as Escutcheon, 2. Milk molar (Anat.), one of the deciduous molar teeth which are shed and replaced by the premolars. Milk of lime (Chem.), a watery emulsion of calcium hydrate, produced by macerating quicklime in water. Milk parsley (Bot.), an umbelliferous plant (Peucedanum palustre) of Europe and Asia, having a milky juice. Milk pea (Bot.), a genus (Galactia) of leguminous and, usually, twining plants. Milk sickness (Med.), See milk sickness in the vocabulary. Milk snake (Zool.), a harmless American snake (Ophibolus triangulus, or Ophibolus eximius). It is variously marked with white, gray, and red. Called also milk adder, chicken snake, house snake, etc. Milk sugar. (Physiol. Chem.) See Lactose, and Sugar of milk (below). Milk thistle (Bot.), an esculent European thistle (Silybum marianum), having the veins of its leaves of a milky whiteness. Milk thrush. (Med.) See Thrush. Milk tooth (Anat.), one of the temporary first set of teeth in young mammals; in man there are twenty. Milk tree (Bot.), a tree yielding a milky juice, as the cow tree of South America (Brosimum Galactodendron), and the Euphorbia balsamifera of the Canaries, the milk of both of which is wholesome food. Milk vessel (Bot.), a special cell in the inner bark of a plant, or a series of cells, in which the milky juice is contained. See Latex. Rock milk. See Agaric mineral, under Agaric. Sugar of milk. The sugar characteristic of milk; a hard white crystalline slightly sweet substance obtained by evaporation of the whey of milk. It is used in pellets and powder as a vehicle for homeopathic medicines, and as an article of diet. See Lactose. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Milk \Milk\, v. i. 1. To draw or to yield milk. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 2. (Elec.) To give off small gas bubbles during the final part of the charging operation; -- said of a storage battery. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Milk \Milk\ (m[i^]lk), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Milked (m[i^]lkt); p. pr. & vb. n. Milking.] [1913 Webster] 1. To draw or press milk from the breasts or udder of, by the hand or mouth; to withdraw the milk of. "Milking the kine." --Gay. [1913 Webster] I have given suck, and know How tender 't is to love the babe that milks me. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To draw from the breasts or udder; to extract, as milk; as, to milk wholesome milk from healthy cows. [1913 Webster] 3. To draw anything from, as if by milking; to compel to yield profit or advantage; to plunder. --Tyndale. [1913 Webster] They [the lawyers] milk an unfortunate estate as regularly as a dairyman does his stock. --London Spectator. [1913 Webster] To milk the street, to squeeze the smaller operators in stocks and extract a profit from them, by alternately raising and depressing prices within a short range; -- said of the large dealers. [Cant] To milk a telegram, to use for one's own advantage the contents of a telegram belonging to another person. [Cant] [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

milk n 1: a white nutritious liquid secreted by mammals and used as food by human beings 2: produced by mammary glands of female mammals for feeding their young 3: a river that rises in the Rockies in northwestern Montana and flows eastward to become a tributary of the Missouri River [syn: Milk, Milk River] 4: any of several nutritive milklike liquids v 1: take milk from female mammals; "Cows need to be milked every morning" 2: exploit as much as possible; "I am milking this for all it's worth" 3: add milk to; "milk the tea"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

202 Moby Thesaurus words for "milk": abridge, abuse, alabaster, bed, bed down, bereave, beverage, bleed, bleed white, blood, break, bridle, broach, brush, butter, buttermilk, certified milk, chalk, cheese, chyle, colostrum, condensed milk, cream, curry, currycomb, curtail, cut off, dairy products, decant, declaim, denude, deplume, deprive, deprive of, despoil, discharge, disentitle, displume, divest, draft, draft off, drain, draw, draw from, draw off, draw out, drench, drink, driven snow, dry, ease one of, elicit, empty, evince, evoke, exact, exhaust, exploit, extort, extract, feed, flay, fleece, flour, fluid, fluid extract, fluid mechanics, foam, fodder, gentle, ghee, gleet, grimace, groom, half-and-half, ham, ham it up, handle, harness, heavy cream, hitch, humor, hydraulics, hydrogeology, ichor, ill-use, impose upon, impoverish, ivory, juice, lachryma, lactation, lacteal, lacteous, lactescent, lactic, lactiferous, latex, let, let blood, let out, leukorrhea, light cream, lighten one of, lily, liquid, liquid extract, liquor, litter, lymph, maggot, make use of, manage, manipulate, margarine, matter, milch, milky, mine, misuse, mucor, mucus, mug, mulct, nonfat dry milk, oleo, oleomargarine, out-herod Herod, overact, overdramatize, paper, pearl, peccant humor, phlebotomize, phlegm, pick clean, pipette, play on, pluck, presume upon, pump, pump out, purulence, pus, rant, raw milk, rheum, roar, rook, rub down, saddle, saliva, sanies, sap, semiliquid, serous fluid, serum, shear, sheet, silver, siphon off, skim milk, skin, snot, snow, sour cream, spout, stick, strip, strip bare, stroke, suck, suck dry, suck out, suppuration, swan, sweat, take advantage of, take away from, take from, tame, tap, tear, teardrop, tend, the whites, throw away, train, underact, urine, use, use ill, venesect, water, whey, whipping cream, withdraw, work on, work upon, wring, yogurt, yoke
Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary:

Milk (1.) Hebrew halabh, "new milk", milk in its fresh state (Judg. 4:19). It is frequently mentioned in connection with honey (Ex. 3:8; 13:5; Josh. 5:6; Isa. 7:15, 22; Jer. 11:5). Sheep (Deut. 32:14) and goats (Prov. 27:27) and camels (Gen. 32:15), as well as cows, are made to give their milk for the use of man. Milk is used figuratively as a sign of abundance (Gen. 49:12; Ezek. 25:4; Joel 3:18). It is also a symbol of the rudiments of doctrine (1 Cor. 3:2; Heb. 5:12, 13), and of the unadulterated word of God (1 Pet. 2:2). (2.) Heb. hem'ah, always rendered "butter" in the Authorized Version. It means "butter," but also more frequently "cream," or perhaps, as some think, "curdled milk," such as that which Abraham set before the angels (Gen. 18:8), and which Jael gave to Sisera (Judg. 5:25). In this state milk was used by travellers (2 Sam. 17:29). If kept long enough, it acquired a slightly intoxicating or soporific power. This Hebrew word is also sometimes used for milk in general (Deut. 32:14; Job 20:17).