Meaning of 'mill' (Webster Dictionary)
- A money of account of the United States, having the value of
the tenth of a cent, or the thousandth of a dollar.
- A machine for grinding or comminuting any substance, as
grain, by rubbing and crushing it between two hard, rough, or intented
surfaces; as, a gristmill, a coffee mill; a bone mill.
- A machine used for expelling the juice, sap, etc., from
vegetable tissues by pressure, or by pressure in combination with a
grinding, or cutting process; as, a cider mill; a cane mill.
- A machine for grinding and polishing; as, a lapidary mill.
- A common name for various machines which produce a
manufactured product, or change the form of a raw material by the
continuous repetition of some simple action; as, a sawmill; a stamping
- A building or collection of buildings with machinery by which
the processes of manufacturing are carried on; as, a cotton mill; a
powder mill; a rolling mill.
- A hardened steel roller having a design in relief, used for
imprinting a reversed copy of the design in a softer metal, as copper.
- An excavation in rock, transverse to the workings, from which
material for filling is obtained.
- A passage underground through which ore is shot.
- A milling cutter. See Illust. under Milling.
- A pugilistic.
- To reduce to fine particles, or to small pieces, in a mill;
to grind; to comminute.
- To shape, finish, or transform by passing through a machine;
specifically, to shape or dress, as metal, by means of a rotary cutter.
- To make a raised border around the edges of, or to cut fine
grooves or indentations across the edges of, as of a coin, or a screw
head; also, to stamp in a coining press; to coin.
- To pass through a fulling mill; to full, as cloth.
- To beat with the fists.
- To roll into bars, as steel. - To swim under water; -- said of air-breathing creatures.