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NOUN (5)

1. a plant consisting of one or more buildings with facilities for manufacturing;
[syn: factory, mill, manufacturing plant, manufactory]

2. Scottish philosopher who expounded Bentham's utilitarianism; father of John Stuart Mill (1773-1836);
[syn: Mill, James Mill]

3. English philosopher and economist remembered for his interpretations of empiricism and utilitarianism (1806-1873);
[syn: Mill, John Mill, John Stuart Mill]

4. machinery that processes materials by grinding or crushing;
[syn: mill, grinder, milling machinery]

5. the act of grinding to a powder or dust;
[syn: grind, mill, pulverization, pulverisation]


VERB (4)

1. move about in a confused manner;
[syn: mill, mill about, mill around]

2. grind with a mill;
- Example: "mill grain"

3. produce a ridge around the edge of;
- Example: "mill a coin"

4. roll out (metal) with a rolling machine;


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Mill \Mill\, v. t. 1. (Mining) To fill (a winze or interior incline) with broken ore, to be drawn out at the bottom. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 2. To cause to mill, or circle round, as cattle. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Mill \Mill\, n. [OE. mille, melle, mulle, milne, AS. myln, mylen; akin to D. molen, G. m["u]hle, OHG. mul[imac], mul[imac]n, Icel. mylna; all prob. from L. molina, fr. mola millstone; prop., that which grinds, akin to molere to grind, Goth. malan, G. mahlen, and to E. meal. [root]108. See Meal flour, and cf. Moline.] [1913 Webster] 1. A machine for grinding or comminuting any substance, as grain, by rubbing and crushing it between two hard, rough, or indented surfaces; as, a gristmill, a coffee mill; a bone mill. [1913 Webster] 2. A machine used for expelling the juice, sap, etc., from vegetable tissues by pressure, or by pressure in combination with a grinding, or cutting process; as, a cider mill; a cane mill. [1913 Webster] 3. A machine for grinding and polishing; as, a lapidary mill. [1913 Webster] 4. A common name for various machines which produce a manufactured product, or change the form of a raw material by the continuous repetition of some simple action; as, a sawmill; a stamping mill, etc. [1913 Webster] 5. A building or collection of buildings with machinery by which the processes of manufacturing are carried on; as, a cotton mill; a powder mill; a rolling mill. [1913 Webster] 6. (Die Sinking) A hardened steel roller having a design in relief, used for imprinting a reversed copy of the design in a softer metal, as copper. [1913 Webster] 7. (Mining) (a) An excavation in rock, transverse to the workings, from which material for filling is obtained. (b) A passage underground through which ore is shot. [1913 Webster] 8. A milling cutter. See Illust. under Milling. [1913 Webster] 9. A pugilistic encounter. [Cant] --R. D. Blackmore. [1913 Webster] 10. Short for Treadmill. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 11. The raised or ridged edge or surface made in milling anything, as a coin or screw. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 12. A building or complex of buildings containing a mill[1] or other machinery to grind grains into flour. [PJC] Edge mill, Flint mill, etc. See under Edge, Flint, etc. Mill bar (Iron Works), a rough bar rolled or drawn directly from a bloom or puddle bar for conversion into merchant iron in the mill. Mill cinder, slag from a puddling furnace. Mill head, the head of water employed to turn the wheel of a mill. Mill pick, a pick for dressing millstones. Mill pond, a pond that supplies the water for a mill. Mill race, the canal in which water is conveyed to a mill wheel, or the current of water which drives the wheel. Mill tail, the water which flows from a mill wheel after turning it, or the channel in which the water flows. Mill tooth, a grinder or molar tooth. Mill wheel, the water wheel that drives the machinery of a mill. Gin mill, a tavern; a bar; a saloon; especially, a cheap or seedy establishment that serves liquor by the drink. Roller mill, a mill in which flour or meal is made by crushing grain between rollers. Stamp mill (Mining), a mill in which ore is crushed by stamps. To go through the mill, to experience the suffering or discipline necessary to bring one to a certain degree of knowledge or skill, or to a certain mental state. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Mill \Mill\ (m[i^]l), n. [L. mille a thousand. Cf. Mile.] A money of account of the United States, having the value of the tenth of a cent, or the thousandth of a dollar. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Mill \Mill\, v. i. (Zool.) To swim under water; -- said of air-breathing creatures. [1913 Webster] 2. To undergo hulling, as maize. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 3. To move in a circle, as cattle upon a plain; to move around aimlessly; -- usually used with around. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] The deer and the pig and the nilghar were milling round and round in a circle of eight or ten miles radius. --Kipling. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 4. To swim suddenly in a new direction; -- said of whales. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 5. To take part in a mill; to box. [Cant] [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Mill \Mill\ (m[i^]l), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Milled (m[i^]ld); p. pr. & vb. n. Milling.] [See Mill, n., and cf. Muller.] [1913 Webster] 1. To reduce to fine particles, or to small pieces, in a mill; to grind; to comminute. [1913 Webster] 2. To shape, finish, or transform by passing through a machine; specifically, to shape or dress, as metal, by means of a rotary cutter. [1913 Webster] 3. To make a raised border around the edges of, or to cut fine grooves or indentations across the edges of, as of a coin, or a screw head; also, to stamp in a coining press; to coin. [1913 Webster] 4. To pass through a fulling mill; to full, as cloth. [1913 Webster] 5. To beat with the fists. [Cant] --Thackeray. [1913 Webster] 6. To roll into bars, as steel. [1913 Webster] To mill chocolate, to make it frothy, as by churning. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

mill n 1: a plant consisting of one or more buildings with facilities for manufacturing [syn: factory, mill, manufacturing plant, manufactory] 2: Scottish philosopher who expounded Bentham's utilitarianism; father of John Stuart Mill (1773-1836) [syn: Mill, James Mill] 3: English philosopher and economist remembered for his interpretations of empiricism and utilitarianism (1806-1873) [syn: Mill, John Mill, John Stuart Mill] 4: machinery that processes materials by grinding or crushing [syn: mill, grinder, milling machinery] 5: the act of grinding to a powder or dust [syn: grind, mill, pulverization, pulverisation] v 1: move about in a confused manner [syn: mill, mill about, mill around] 2: grind with a mill; "mill grain" 3: produce a ridge around the edge of; "mill a coin" 4: roll out (metal) with a rolling machine
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

292 Moby Thesaurus words for "mill": C, C-note, G, G-note, Vandyke, abrade, amble, armory, arrastra, arsenal, assemble, assembly line, assembly plant, atomic energy plant, atomize, average, ball mill, basic, be turbulent, beat, bindery, blaze, blooming mill, boatyard, boilery, bone mill, bookbindery, bray, brecciate, brewery, brickyard, buck, bunch, bunch up, cane mill, cannery, cartwheel, carve, cent, century, cheese grater, chisel, chop, cider mill, clot, cluster, collect, come together, comminute, comminutor, common, congregate, contriturate, converge, convert, copper, copulate, couple, creamery, crenellate, crenulate, crimp, crowd, crumb, crumble, crunch, crush, crusher, cultivate, cut, dairy, date, defense plant, dime, disintegrate, distillery, dockyard, dollar, dollar bill, drag-stone mill, everyday, experienced, extract, factory, factory belt, factory district, feeder plant, fifty cents, fin, fish, five cents, five hundred dollars, five-dollar bill, five-hundred-dollar bill, five-spot, fiver, flock together, flour, flour mill, flow together, forgather, foundry, four bits, fragment, frogskin, fuse, gang around, gang up, garden-variety, gash, gather, gather around, grain, grand, granulate, granulator, granulize, grate, grater, grind, grind to powder, grinder, grinding mill, gristmill, grow, half G, half a C, half dollar, half grand, hardened, harvest, herd together, hive, horde, huddle, hundred-dollar bill, in the know, incise, indent, industrial park, industrial zone, instrument, iron man, jag, knowledgeable, knurl, kominuter, lapidary mill, league, levigate, levigator, link, machicolate, machine, main plant, manufactory, manufacturing plant, manufacturing quarter, mash, masher, mass, masticate, meander, mechanize, meet, merge, mill around, milling machine, millstone, mince, mine, mint, moil, mortar and pestle, motorize, munitions plant, muster, nick, nickel, notch, nutmeg grater, oil refinery, ordinary, packing house, paper mill, penny, pepper mill, pestle, picot, pink, plant, pottery, pound, powder, power plant, process, production line, pulverize, pulverizer, pump, push-button plant, quarter, quern, quernstone, raise, rally, rally around, rear, red cent, reduce to powder, refine, refinery, rendezvous, retool, rock crusher, roil, roller, rolling mill, run-of-the-mill, sawbuck, sawmill, scallop, scarify, score, scotch, scrunch, seasoned, seethe, serrate, shard, sharpen, sheet mill, shipyard, shop, shred, shredder, silk mill, silver dollar, simple, skin, slab mill, slash, smacker, smash, smelt, smoothing mill, sophisticated, spice mill, squash, stamp mill, stamps, steamroller, steel mill, stir, stream, stroll, subassembly plant, sugar mill, sugar refinery, surge, swarm, tannery, ten cents, ten-spot, tenner, thousand dollars, thousand-dollar bill, throng, tool, tooth, toughened, treadmill, triturate, triturator, twenty-dollar bill, twenty-five cents, two bits, two-dollar bill, two-spot, unexceptional, unite, unremarkable, walk, wander, water mill, windmill, winery, woolen mill, works, workshop, yard, yards
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

Arithmetic and Logic Unit mill (ALU or "mill") The part of the central processing unit which performs operations such as addition, subtraction and multiplication of integers and bit-wise AND, OR, NOT, XOR and other Boolean operations. The CPU's instruction decode logic determines which particular operation the ALU should perform, the source of the operands and the destination of the result. The width in bits of the words which the ALU handles is usually the same as that quoted for the processor as a whole whereas its external busses may be narrower. Floating-point operations are usually done by a separate "floating-point unit". Some processors use the ALU for address calculations (e.g. incrementing the program counter), others have separate logic for this. (1995-03-24)
Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary:

Mill for grinding corn, mentioned as used in the time of Abraham (Gen. 18:6). That used by the Hebrews consisted of two circular stones, each 2 feet in diameter and half a foot thick, the lower of which was called the "nether millstone" (Job 41:24) and the upper the "rider." The upper stone was turned round by a stick fixed in it as a handle. There were then no public mills, and thus each family required to be provided with a hand-mill. The corn was ground daily, generally by the women of the house (Isa. 47:1, 2; Matt. 24:41). It was with the upper stone of a hand-mill that "a certain woman" at Thebez broke Abimelech's skull (Judg. 9:53, "a piece of a millstone;" literally, "a millstone rider", i.e., the "runner," the stone which revolves. Comp. 2 Sam. 11:21). Millstones could not be pledged (Deut. 24:6), as they were necessary in every family.
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

MILL, money. An imaginary money, of which ten are equal to one cent, one hundred equal to a dime, and one thousand equal to a dollar. There is no coin of this denomination. Vide Coin; Money.
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

MILL, estates. Mills are so very different and various, that it is not easy to give a definition of the term. They are used for the purpose of grinding and pulverising grain and other matters, to extract the juices of vegetables, to make various articles of manufacture. They take their names from the uses to which they are employed, hence we have paper-mills, fulling-mills, iron-mills, oil-mills, saw-mills, &c. In another respect their kinds are various; they are either fixed to the freehold or not. Those which are a part of the freehold, are either watermills, wind-mills, steam- mills, &c.; those which are not so fixed, are hand-mills, and are merely personal property. Those which are fixed, and make a part of the freehold, are buildings with machinery calculated to obtain the object proposed in their erection. 2. It has been held that the grant of a mill; and its appurtenances, even without the land, carries the whole right of water enjoyed by the grantor, as necessary to its use, and as a necessary incident. Cro. Jac. 121, And a devise of a mill carries the land used with it, and the right to use the water. 1 Serg. & Rawle, 169; and see 5 Serg. & Rawle, 107; 2 Caine's Ca. 87; 10 Serg. & Rawle, 63; 1 Penna. R. 402; 3 N. H. Rep. 190; 6 Greenl. R. 436; Id. 154; 7 Mass. Rep. 6; 5 Shepl. 281. 3. A mill means not merely the building, in which the business is carried on, but includes the site, the dam, and other things annexed to the freehold, necessary for its beneficial enjoyment. 3 Mass R. 280. See Vide 6 Greenl. R. 436. 4. Whether manufacturing machinery will pass under the grant of a mill must depend mainly on the circumstances of each case. 5 Eng. C. L. R. 168; S. C. 1 Brod. & Bing. 506. In England the law appears not to be settled. 1 Bell's Com. 754, note 4, 5th ed. In this note are given the opinions of Sir Samuel Romily and Mr. Leech, on a question whether a mortgage of a piece of land on which a mill was erected, would operate as a mortgage of the machinery. Sir Samuel was clearly of opinion that such a mortgage would bind the machinery, and Mr. Leech was of a directly opposite opinion. 5. The American law on this subject, appears not to be entirely fixed. 1 Hill. Ab. 16; 1 Bailey's R. 540; 3 Kent, Com. 440; see Amos & Fer., on Fixt., 188, et seq.; 1 Atk. 165; 1 Ves. 348; Sugd. Vend. 30; 6 John. 5; 10 Serg. & Rawle, 63; 2 Watts & Serg. 116; 6 Greenl. 157; 20 Wend. 636; 1 H. Bl. 259, note; 17 S. & R. 415; 10 Amer. Jur. 58; 1 Misso. R. 620; 3 Mason, 464; 2 Watts & S. 390. Vide 15 Vin. Ab. 398; Dane's Ab. Index, h.t. 6 Cowen, 677.