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mill

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Mechanical, Factories, Currencies
millmill1 /mΙͺl/ ●●○ noun [countable] πŸ”Š πŸ”Š 1 TEMgrain a building containing a large machine for crushing grain into flour2 TIFcotton/cloth/steel a factory that produces materials such as cotton, cloth, or steelcotton/steel/paper etc mill πŸ”Š an old Victorian cotton mill3 β†’ coffee/pepper mill4 β†’ go through the mill5 β†’ put somebody through the mill6 money American EnglishPEC a unit of money equal to 1/10 of a cent, used in setting taxes and for other financial purposes7 million spoken a million πŸ”Š Are you saying they paid a quarter of a mill for that house? β†’ run-of-the-mill, β†’ (all) grist to the mill at grist
Examples from the Corpus
millβ€’ The movie has earned almost $2 mill in the first weekend.β€’ Writers of the time talked about how factories and mills dehumanized workers.β€’ The former corn mill is owned by Bristol City Museum and is open to the public.β€’ The missions were not merely churches but entire working communities, with farms, blacksmiths, flour mills and residences.β€’ Taylor's map of 1777 shows four mills on its lower section, with a number of others further upstream.β€’ a lumber millβ€’ An entirely new idea for the running of mills and the organising of the mill-workers.β€’ an old mill with a ruined water-wheelβ€’ Last week some one had laced the coffee in the mill with arsenic.β€’ They even lost two weeks of wages because the paychecks bounced without warning when the mill suddenly closed in March 1980.cotton/steel/paper etc millβ€’ Then came Mr Jedidiah Strutt, who built a cotton mill on the Derwent and shortly afterwards three more.β€’ Mr Garvey, 57, is known as a hands-on manager with in-depth knowledge of the operations of a steel mill.β€’ The very thought of the government owning a steel mill... well, it was just way too Mitterrand-ish.β€’ It was later converted to a paper mill.β€’ No mention was made of the fact that the New York Times had major interests in four paper mills.β€’ I began to work in steel mills when I was seventeen to support my education.β€’ But new steel mills are starting up, which some analysts expect will boost supply and depress prices over the next year.β€’ Ralph had no interest in business matters, which was evident at the cotton mill this morning.
Related topics: Industry
millmill2 verb [transitive] πŸ”Š πŸ”Š 1 TIto crush grain, pepper etc in a mill πŸ”Š All our flours are milled using traditional methods. πŸ”Š Add some freshly milled black pepper.2 to press, roll, or shape metal in a machine β†’ mill around/about (something)
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Examples from the Corpus
millβ€’ The carbon in pulp process uses higher grade ore which is crushed, milled and mixed with chemical solutions in large tanks.β€’ The curds of two days' cheesemaking are mixed together before being milled and pressed.β€’ Others were milling around on the grass to no apparent purpose.β€’ Then, I switched to old, soft aluminum, milled from a single block.β€’ In a conference room, there is a thirty-foot table milled from a single piece of green malachite.β€’ Harrison joined a crowd of about 5000 milling outside the radio station.β€’ Leeming was standing in the middle of the third car, surrounded by sheep who milled round his feet.β€’ The guests milled round in confusion.β€’ They milled together and dismounted, the two Myrcans immediately running to the rear to intercept the pursuit.
From Longman Business Dictionarymillmill1 /mΙͺl/ noun [countable]1a building containing a large machine for crushing grain into flour, or the machine itself2MANUFACTURING a factory that produces a material such as cotton, cloth, or steelThe textile mill is full of modern Japanese machinery.Pittsburgh’s steel millsthe growing of conifers for the paper millsmillmill2 verb [transitive]1to produce flour by crushing grain in a mill2MANUFACTURING to press, roll, or shape metal in a machine3to mark the edge of a coin with regular lines β€”milled adjective [only before a noun]milled cornβ†’ See Verb table
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Verb table
mill
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theymill
he, she, itmills
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theymilled
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave milled
he, she, ithas milled
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad milled
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill mill
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have milled
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam milling
he, she, itis milling
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you, we, theyare milling
Past
I, he, she, itwas milling
you, we, theywere milling
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been milling
he, she, ithas been milling
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been milling
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be milling
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been milling
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