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I'm frustrated by something, it's my fault for exposing myself to it in the first place. The rumor mill always seemed like a grass fire to me. Why walk out in the middle of the field, it's just going to flame out and go away just like everything else does?
Amy Grant

Meaning of "mill" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD MILL

Old English mylen from Late Latin molīna a mill, from Latin mola mill, millstone, from molere to grind.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF MILL

mill  [mɪl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF MILL

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Mill is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb mill in English.

WHAT DOES MILL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Mill

Mill may refer to: ▪ Mill ▪ Manufacturing facilities based on their power source: ▪ Watermill ▪ Windmill ▪ Tide mill ▪ Ship mill, a water mill which floats on the river. ▪ Horse mill ▪ Treadmill, ancient, human powered type of mills. ▪ Manufacturing facility based on what is made: ▪ steel mill ▪ Gristmill ▪ sugar mill ▪ cotton mill ▪ Sawmill ▪ Field mill, a portable mill ▪ Or many other kinds of mills. See Category:Industrial buildings ▪ Industrial tool for size reduction and or filtration: ▪ Wet mill, a device that steeps a substance in water to remove specific compounds ▪ Cutting mill, a device commonly used in laboratories for the preliminary size reduction of materials ▪ Milling machine, metalworking machine that operates by rotating a cutting bit while the workpiece is moved against the cutter on an XY table. ▪ Pin mill, a industrial device for achieving very fine particle sizes.

Definition of mill in the English dictionary

The first definition of mill in the dictionary is a building in which grain is crushed and ground to make flour. Other definition of mill is a factory, esp one which processes raw materials. Mill is also any of various processing or manufacturing machines, esp one that grinds, presses, or rolls.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO MILL

PRESENT

Present
I mill
you mill
he/she/it mills
we mill
you mill
they mill
Present continuous
I am milling
you are milling
he/she/it is milling
we are milling
you are milling
they are milling
Present perfect
I have milled
you have milled
he/she/it has milled
we have milled
you have milled
they have milled
Present perfect continuous
I have been milling
you have been milling
he/she/it has been milling
we have been milling
you have been milling
they have been milling
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I milled
you milled
he/she/it milled
we milled
you milled
they milled
Past continuous
I was milling
you were milling
he/she/it was milling
we were milling
you were milling
they were milling
Past perfect
I had milled
you had milled
he/she/it had milled
we had milled
you had milled
they had milled
Past perfect continuous
I had been milling
you had been milling
he/she/it had been milling
we had been milling
you had been milling
they had been milling
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will mill
you will mill
he/she/it will mill
we will mill
you will mill
they will mill
Future continuous
I will be milling
you will be milling
he/she/it will be milling
we will be milling
you will be milling
they will be milling
Future perfect
I will have milled
you will have milled
he/she/it will have milled
we will have milled
you will have milled
they will have milled
Future perfect continuous
I will have been milling
you will have been milling
he/she/it will have been milling
we will have been milling
you will have been milling
they will have been milling
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would mill
you would mill
he/she/it would mill
we would mill
you would mill
they would mill
Conditional continuous
I would be milling
you would be milling
he/she/it would be milling
we would be milling
you would be milling
they would be milling
Conditional perfect
I would have mill
you would have mill
he/she/it would have mill
we would have mill
you would have mill
they would have mill
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been milling
you would have been milling
he/she/it would have been milling
we would have been milling
you would have been milling
they would have been milling
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you mill
we let´s mill
you mill
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to mill
Past participle
milled
Present Participle
milling
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE MILL

milky-white
mill girl
mill owner
mill wheel
mill worker
mill-rind
millable
millage
Millais
Millau Bridge
Millay
millboard
millcake
milldam
milled
millefeuille
millefiori
millefleur
millefleurs
millenarian

WORDS THAT END LIKE MILL

back and fill
bill
chill
fill
fit the bill
free-will
grill
hill
ill
kill
over the hill
run of the mill
run-of-the-mill
skill
still
till
vill
what you will
will
with a will

Synonyms and antonyms of mill in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «MILL»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «mill» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of mill

Translation of «mill» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF MILL

Find out the translation of mill to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of mill from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «mill» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

磨坊
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

molino
570 millions of speakers

English

mill
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

चक्की
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

طَاحُوُنَةٌ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

мельница
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

moinho
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

কল
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

moulin
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kilang
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Mühle
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

製粉所
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

방앗간
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Penggilingan
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

xưởng xay bột
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஆலை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

मिल
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

değirmen
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

mulino
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

młyn
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

млин
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

moară
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

μύλος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

meul
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

kvarn
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

mølle
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of mill

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «MILL»

The term «mill» is very widely used and occupies the 5.415 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «MILL» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «mill» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «mill» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about mill

EXAMPLES

10 QUOTES WITH «MILL»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word mill.
1
Raymond Carver
For a long time I wanted to do the kind of work my dad did. He was going to ask his foreman at the mill to put me on after I graduated. So I worked at the mill for about six months. But I hated the work and knew from the first day I didn't want to do that for the rest of my life.
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Parvesh Cheena
I was afraid of Korean food when I moved to L.A., let alone sushi. I remember thinking either sink or swim. Living here in Studio City, Ventura Blvd. is the Mecca of sushi restaurants. What you thought was so exotic is just run of the mill.
3
James Thomas Fields
Oh, to be home again, home again, home again! Under the apple-boughs, down by the mill!
4
Jack Gilbert
You can't work in a steel mill and think small. Giant converters hundreds of feet high. Every night, the sky looked enormous. It was a torrent of flames - of fire. The place that Pittsburgh used to be had such scale.
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Amy Grant
I'm frustrated by something, it's my fault for exposing myself to it in the first place. The rumor mill always seemed like a grass fire to me. Why walk out in the middle of the field, it's just going to flame out and go away just like everything else does?
6
Lee Hall
The theatre has always been voraciously omnivorous. Dramatists have always raided every medium to find grist to their mill: myths, folk tales, newspapers, novels, films, works of art of all kinds.
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David Hemmings
I live in a market town in a mill house with the river running both sides and Somerfield's car park only a loose nine iron away, and I really, really, really love it.
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Freeman A. Hrabowski III
My mother was an English teacher who decided to become a math teacher, and she used me as a guinea pig at home. My father had been a math teacher and then went to work at a steel mill because, frankly, he could make more money doing that.
9
Daniel Johnston
For the longest time I was afraid I'd have to keep on working at the factories. There was a steel mill and a pottery; if you didn't go to college, you went to work in those places.
10
Mikhail Kalashnikov
We had grain but no mills, so I designed a special mill of wood so we could make flour.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «MILL»

Discover the use of mill in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to mill and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
J. S. Mill: 'On Liberty' and Other Writings
This edition, first published in 1989, brings together these two classic texts, plus Mill's posthumous Chapters on Socialism, his somewhat neglected examination of the strengths and weaknesses of various forms of socialism.
John Stuart Mill, Stefan Collini, 1989
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Hamlet's Mill: An Essay on Myth and the Frame of Time
This is a truly seminal and original thesis, a book that should be read by anyone interested in science, myth, and the interactions between the two.
Giorgio De Santillana, Hertha von Dechend, 1977
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Bob's Red Mill Baking Book: More Than 400 Recipes Featuring ...
Presents baking recipes which include grains and whole grain flour as a healthy alternative to cooking with white flour, along with explanations of the various types of grains available and advice on baking equipment.
John Ettinger, Bob's Red Mill Family, 2006
4
Mill
A detailed account of the planning and construction of a cotton mill in Providence, Rhode Island, includes a description of the mill's operation
David Macaulay, 1989
5
James Mill: Political Writings
This 1992 volume presents a wide sampling of the political writings and polemical essays of James Mill (1773-1836). This volume presents a wide sampling of Mill's political writings and polemical essays.
James Mill, Terence Ball, 1992
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Tandem Cold Metal Rolling Mill Control: Using Practical ...
This book deals with a novel and practical advanced method for control of tandem cold metal rolling processes based on the emerging state-dependent Riccati equation technique.
John Pittner, Marwan A. Simaan, 2010
7
Mill and Liberalism
When first published in 1963, this interpretation of Mill's thought caused much controversy.
Maurice Cowling, 1990
8
Utilitarianism, Liberty & Representative Government
John Stuart Mill (1806-1873) was a British philosopher, political economist, civil servant, and Member of Parliament. An advocate of utilitarianism, he was one of the most influential liberal thinkers of the 19th century.
John Stuart Mill, 2007
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Autobiography of John Stuart Mill
John Stuart Mill (1806 - 1873) was a great liberal thinker of the nineteenth century, a noted philosopher, political theorist, and Member of Parliament.
John Stuart Mill, 2009
10
Marx and Mill: Two Views of Social Conflict and Social Harmony
First published in 1973, this was the first detailed comparative analysis of the writings of Karl Marx and John Stuart Mill. it contains a full, careful and sympathetic account of their respective social doctrines, and concludes with a ...
Graeme Duncan, 1976

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «MILL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term mill is used in the context of the following news items.
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Meek Mill Blasts Drake for Using a Ghostwriter, Rick Ross and Chris …
Not to be outdone, Nicki Minaj's boyfriend Meek Mill went off on Drake on Twitter—just hours after Nicki's VMAs tirade aimed at Taylor Swift. «Daily Beast, Jul 15»
2
Meek Mill Can't Help Himself, Shades Safaree Samuels on Twitter
Meek Mill is done playing nice with the men in Nicki Minaj's life. We're not sure what made him pop off on Tuesday night, but the rapper fired ... «BET, Jul 15»
3
Wood flour mill explosions: body 'probably' identified as missing …
... missing worker. A body recovered from the blast wreckage at a wood flour mill has been identified as "probably" one of four missing workers. «BT.com, Jul 15»
4
'Future looks bleak' for historic paper mill after planning refusal
Frogmore Paper Mill in Apsley signed a contract with Dacorum Borough Council (DBC) in November 2013, which agreed to sell off a parcel of ... «Hemel Gazette, Jul 15»
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Rumour Mill: Celtic target Papy Djilobodji | Bilel Mohsni offer | Rangers
Rumour Mill: Celtic target Papy Djilobodji | Bilel Mohsni offer | Rangers. Papy Djilobodji is reportedly keen on a move to the UK. Picture: Getty. «Scotsman, Jul 15»
6
Steel mill redevelopment project getting a boost from state DEQ
A project to redevelop an old steel mill south of Detroit is getting over $2 million in grants and loans from the Michigan Department of ... «Michigan Radio, Jul 15»
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Victory mill project approved
The old mill in Victory was once a plant used to manufacture cardboard. A reconstruction project would turn the abandoned ... «Glens Falls Post-Star, Jul 15»
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Imagining a new life for Saw Mill La Cantina site
Informally, it was “that place on the Saw Mill” between Ardsley and Elmsford, accessed by a death-defying, white-knuckle turn from the ... «The Journal News | LoHud.com, Jul 15»
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Aston Villa transfer rumour mill: Liverpool player welcomes Christian …
The £32.5m transfer is expected to be completed today, and the Ivorian defender believes it's a very good piece of business by the Reds. «Birmingham Mail, Jul 15»
10
Owner of former Sartell mill appealing property taxes
FOLEY – The corporation that bought the former Verso paper mill site is appealing its property tax bill in Benton County. While it's not unusual ... «St. Cloud Times, Jul 15»

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