Translation of "mill" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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millnoun [ C ]

uk /mɪl/ us /mɪl/

a building where grain is crushed into flour


a small machine for crushing things into powder

a pepper/coffee mill 胡椒/咖啡研磨机

a factory where a particular substance is produced

a cotton/paper/steel mill 棉纺/造纸/钢厂

More examples

  • When the large cog wheel engages (with the smaller one), the mill stone will start to go round.
  • A 200,000-acre forest site will be replanted with softwoods to supply the paper and pulp mill.
  • Working conditions/practices in the mill have hardly changed over the last 20 years.

millverb [ T ]

uk /mɪl/ us /mɪl/

to crush grain into flour or another substance into powder

The grain is still milled locally. 谷物仍在当地碾磨。

specialized engineering to cut or shape metal, especially coins, using a special machine


Phrasal verb(s)

(Translation of “mill” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)