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Meaning of “mile” in the English Dictionary

"mile" in British English

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milenoun

uk   us   /maɪl/
B1 [C] a ​unit of ​distanceequal to 1,760 yards or 1.6 ​kilometres: a ten-mile ​drive The ​nearesttown is ten miles away. The ​speedlimit is 30 miles an/​perhour.miles C1 [plural] a very ​long way: From the ​top, we could ​see for miles in every ​direction. He ​lives miles away on the other ​side of ​town.

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(Definition of mile from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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milenoun [C]

 us   /mɑɪl/ (abbreviation mi.)
a ​unit of ​measurement of ​distanceequal to 1760 ​yards or 1.6 ​kilometers Miles can ​mean a very ​longdistance: They ​live way out in the ​country, miles from ​anywhere.
(Definition of mile from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"mile" in Business English

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milenoun [C]

uk   us   /maɪl/
MEASURES a ​unit of distance ​equal to 1,760 ​yards or 1.6 ​kilometres: We are just three miles from the ​airport.
go the extra mile to make more ​effort than is expected of you: To be ​successful, you need to be ​willing to go the ​extra mile for your ​customers.
miles an/per hour ( abbreviation mph) MEASURES, TRANSPORT used for saying how fast a ​vehicle, ​plane, etc. is ​travelling or can ​travel: The ​speedlimit on UK motorways is 70 miles ​per hour.
miles per gallon ( abbreviation mpg) MEASURES, TRANSPORT used for saying how much ​fuel a ​vehicle uses: The ​car does around 40 miles ​pergallon in town.
(Definition of mile from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “mile”
in Korean 마일…
in Arabic ميل…
in Malaysian batu…
in French mille…
in Russian миля…
in Chinese (Traditional) 英里(長度單位,相當於1760碼或1.6公里)…
in Italian miglio…
in Turkish mil…
in Polish mila…
in Spanish milla…
in Vietnamese dặm…
in Portuguese milha…
in Thai ไมล์ (เป็นหน่วยวัดความยาว)…
in German die Meile…
in Catalan milla…
in Japanese マイル(約1.6Km)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 英里(长度单位,相当于1760码或1.6公里)…
in Indonesian mil…
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