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English definition of “mile”


noun [C]     /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 . Measurements of length and distanceArea, mass, weight and volume in generalMiscellaneous units of measurement
miles a very long distance : We drove for miles along dusty roads . Her cottage is miles from the nearest village .Measurements of length and distance
(Definition of mile noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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