Meaning of “mile” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun [ C ] us uk /maɪl/

B1 a unit for measuring distance, equal to 1609 metres or 1760 yards:

The nearest station is two miles from here.
It's a five-mile walk to the next village.
The latest high-speed trains can travel at 190 miles per hour.

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a very long distance:

We drove for miles along dusty roads.
Her cottage is miles from the nearest village.

(Definition of “mile” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)