|Origin:||Old English mylen, from Late Latin molina, from Latin mola 'mill, millstone'|
mill1 W3 [countable]
a building containing a large machine for crushing grain into flour
a factory that produces materials such as cotton, cloth, or steel
cotton/steel/paper etc mill
an old Victorian cotton mill
a small machine for crushing coffee or pepper
to go through a time when you experience a lot of difficulties and problems:
He's really been through the mill recently.
to make someone answer a lot of difficult questions or do a lot of difficult things in order to test them:
It was a three day course and they really put us through the mill.
a unit of money equal to 1/10 of a cent, used in setting taxes and for other financial purposes
Are you saying they paid a quarter of a mill for that house?