mill


mill
mill1 W3 [mıl] n
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1¦(grain)¦
2¦(cotton/cloth/steel)¦
3 coffee/pepper mill
4 go through the mill
5 put somebody through the mill
6¦(money)¦
7¦(million)¦
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[Sense: 1-5; Origin: Old English mylen, from Late Latin molina, from Latin mola 'mill, millstone']
[Sense: 6; Date: 1700-1800; : Latin; Origin: mille 'thousand']
[Sense: 7; Date: 1900-2000; Origin: million]
1.) ¦(GRAIN)¦
a building containing a large machine for crushing grain into flour
2.) ¦(COTTON/CLOTH/STEEL)¦
a factory that produces materials such as cotton, cloth, or steel
cotton/steel/paper etc mill
an old Victorian cotton mill
3.) coffee/pepper mill
a small machine for crushing coffee or pepper
4.) go through the mill
to go through a time when you experience a lot of difficulties and problems
He's really been through the mill recently.
5.) put sb through the mill
to make someone answer a lot of difficult questions or do a lot of difficult things in order to test them
It was a three day course and they really put us through the mill.
6.) ¦(MONEY)¦
AmE a unit of money equal to 1/10 of a cent, used in setting taxes and for other financial purposes
7.) ¦(MILLION)¦
spoken a million
Are you saying they paid a quarter of a mill for that house?
(all) grist to the mill atgrist
mill 2
mill2 v [T]
1.) to crush grain, pepper etc in a mill
All our flours are milled using traditional methods.
Add some freshly milled black pepper.
2.) to press, roll, or shape metal in a machine
mill around/about () [mill around/about (sth)] phr v
if a lot of people mill around, they move around a place in different directions without any particular purpose
Crowds of students were milling around in the street.
There were a lot of people milling around the entrance.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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