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Meaning of “mill” in the English Dictionary

"mill" in British English

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millnoun [C]

uk   us   /mɪl/
a ​building where ​grain is ​crushed into ​flour a ​smallmachine for ​crushing things into ​powder: a ​pepper/​coffee mill a ​factory where a ​particularsubstance is ​produced: a ​cotton/​paper/​steel mill

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millverb [T]

uk   us   /mɪl/
to ​crushgrain into ​flour or another ​substance into ​powder: The ​grain is still milled ​locally. specialized engineering to ​cut or ​shapemetal, ​especiallycoins, using a ​specialmachine
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(Definition of mill from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"mill" in American English

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millnoun [C]

 us   /mɪl/
a ​building with ​machinery for ​crushinggrain into ​flour A mill is also a ​factory where a ​particularmaterials or ​substances are ​processed: a ​paper/​steel mill A mill is also a ​device for ​crushing a ​solidsubstance into ​powder: a ​coffee/​pepper mill
(Definition of mill from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"mill" in Business English

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millnoun [C]

uk   us   /mɪl/
PRODUCTION a ​factory where cloth, ​steel, ​paper, or wood is ​produced: Developers are ​converting empty mills and ​warehouses into ​expensiveapartments. a textile/​paper/​steel/​lumber mill
PRODUCTION a ​building where ​grain is crushed into flour: Our family-run flour millproduces whole-wheat baking flour from ​organicgrains.
disapproving a ​place that ​provides something in large ​quantities so that you can get it easily: Diploma mills cheapen the hard ​work and ​effort that ​students put into successfully completing their ​education. These puppy mills are large-scale breeding ​operations that have a ​reputation for ​abuse and filthy ​conditions.

millverb [T]

uk   us   /mɪl/ PRODUCTION
to ​cut metal or make it into a particular ​shape by using a ​specialmachine: mill sth into sth The ​steel is milled into sheets, plates, ​bars, ​wire, and tubing.
to crush ​grain into flour or crush another substance into powder: The ​grain is still milled ​locally.
(Definition of mill from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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