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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English myle, mile, from Old English mīl, from Proto-Germanic *mīlijō (mile), a borrowing of Latin mīlia, mīllia, plural of mīle, mīlle (mile) (literally ‘thousand’ but used as a short form of mīlle passūs (a thousand paces)). Cognate with Saterland Frisian Miele (mile), Dutch mijl (mile), German Meile (mile).

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /maɪ̯l/, [maɪ̯ɫ]
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -aɪl

NounEdit

mile (plural miles)

  1. The international mile: a unit of length precisely equal to 1.609344 kilometers established by treaty among Anglophone nations in 1959, divided into 5,280 feet or 1,760 yards.
  2. Any of several customary units of length derived from the 1593 English statute mile of 8 furlongs, equivalent to 5,280 feet or 1,760 yards of various precise values.
    • Athelstan Arundel walked home all the way, foaming and raging. No omnibus, cab, or conveyance ever built could contain a young man in such a rage. His mother lived at Pembridge Square, which is four good measured miles from Lincoln's Inn.
    • 1922, Michael Arlen, “3/19/2”, in “Piracy”: A Romantic Chronicle of These Days:
      Ivor had acquired more than a mile of fishing rights with the house ; he was not at all a good fisherman, but one must do something ; one generally, however, banged a ball with a squash-racket against a wall.
    • 2013 June 8, “The new masters and commanders”, in The Economist, volume 407, number 8839, page 52:
      From the ground, Colombo’s port does not look like much. []   But viewed from high up in one of the growing number of skyscrapers in Sri Lanka’s capital, it is clear that something extraordinary is happening: China is creating a shipping hub just 200 miles from India’s southern tip.
  3. Any of many customary units of length derived from the Roman mile (mille passus) of 8 stades or 5,000 Roman feet.
  4. The Scandinavian mile: a unit of length precisely equal to 10 kilometers defined in 1889.
  5. Any of many customary units of length from other measurement systems of roughly similar values, as the Chinese () or Arabic mile (al-mīl).
  6. (travel) An airline mile in a frequent flier program.
  7. (informal) Any similarly large distance.
    The shot missed by a mile.
  8. (slang) A race of 1 mile's length; a race of around 1 mile's length (usually 1500 or 1600 meters)
    The runners competed in the mile.
  9. (slang) One mile per hour, as a measure of speed.
    five miles over the speed limit

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DanishEdit

 
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NounEdit

mile c (singular definite milen, plural indefinite miler)

  1. dune
  2. charcoal stack
  3. atomic pile

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English mile.

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mile m (plural miles)

  1. mile

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Middle EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old English mīl (millet) and Latin milium (millet).

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NounEdit

mile

  1. millet (grass used as grain)
  2. The seed of millet.
DescendantsEdit
  • English: mile (obsolete)
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Etymology 2Edit

From Old English mīl (mile).

NounEdit

mile

  1. Alternative form of myle (mile)

Old FrenchEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin mīlle (plural mīlia).

NumeralEdit

mile

  1. one thousand

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PolishEdit

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mile

  1. kindly, warmly

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NounEdit

mile

  1. nominative plural of mila
  2. accusative plural of mila
  3. vocative plural of mila

Further readingEdit

  • mile in Polish dictionaries at PWN



RomanianEdit

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mile f pl

  1. plural of milă