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The Definition of - mill (verb)

    noun
    1.
    a factory for certain kinds of manufacture, as paper, steel, or textiles.
    2.
    a building equipped with machinery for grinding grain into flour and other cereal products.
    3.
    a machine for grinding, crushing, or pulverizing any solid substance:
    a coffee mill.
    4.
    any of various machines that modify the shape or size of a workpiece by rotating tools or the work:
    rolling mill.
    5.
    any of various other apparatuses for shaping materials or performing other mechanical operations.
    6.
    a business or institution that dispenses products or services in an impersonal or mechanical manner, as if produced in a factory:
    a divorce mill; a diploma mill.
    7.
    Machinery. a cutter on a milling machine.
    8.
    a steel roller for receiving and transferring an impressed design, as to a calico-printing cylinder or a banknote-printing plate.
    9.
    Mining. a place or set of machinery for crushing or concentrating ore.
    10.
    Slang. a boxing match or fistfight.
    verb (used with object)
    11.
    to grind, work, treat, or shape in or with a mill.
    12.
    Coining.
    1. to make a raised edge on (a coin or the like).
    2. to make narrow, radial grooves on the raised edge of (a coin or the like).
    13.
    to beat or stir, as to a froth:
    to mill chocolate.
    14.
    Slang. to beat or strike; fight; overcome.
    verb (used without object)
    15.
    to move around aimlessly, slowly, or confusedly, as a herd of cattle (often followed by about or around).
    16.
    Slang. to fight or box.
    Idioms
    17.
    through the mill, Informal. undergoing or having undergone severe difficulties, trials, etc., especially with an effect on one's health, personality, or character:
    He's really been through the mill since his wife's death.

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Word Origin & History of - mill

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