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"mile" in British English

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milenoun

uk   us   /maɪl/
B1 [C] a unit of distance equal to 1,760 yards or 1.6 kilometres: a ten-mile drive The nearest town is ten miles away. The speed limit is 30 miles an/per hour.
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)

"mile" in American English

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milenoun [C]

 us   /mɑɪl/ (abbreviation mi.)
a unit of measurement of distance equal to 1760 yards or 1.6 kilometers
Miles can mean a very long distance: 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 speed limit 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 per gallon 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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