I. mill mill 1 [mɪl] noun [countable]
1. a building containing a large machine for crushing grain into flour, or the machine itself
2. MANUFACTURING a factory that produces a material such as cotton, cloth, or steel:

• The textile mill is full of modern Japanese machinery.

• Pittsburgh's steel mills

• the growing of conifers for the paper mills

  [m0] II. mill mill 2 verb [transitive]
1. to produce flour by crushing grain in a mill
2. MANUFACTURING to press, roll, or shape metal in a machine
3. to mark the edge of a coin with regular lines
— milled adjective [only before a noun] :

• milled corn

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mill UK US /mɪl/ noun [C]
PRODUCTION a factory where cloth, steel, paper, or wood is produced: »

Developers are converting empty mills and warehouses into expensive apartments.


a textile/paper/steel/lumber mill

PRODUCTION a building where grain is crushed into flour: »

Our family-run flour mill produces whole-wheat baking flour from organic grains.

DISAPPROVING a place that provides something in large quantities so that you can get it easily: »

Diploma mills cheapen the hard work and effort that students put into successfully completing their education.


These puppy mills are large-scale breeding operations that have a reputation for abuse and filthy conditions.

mill UK US /mɪl/ verb [T] PRODUCTION
to cut metal or make it into a particular shape by using a special machine: mill sth into sth »

The steel is milled into sheets, plates, bars, wire, and tubing.

to crush grain into flour or crush another substance into powder: »

The grain is still milled locally.

See also MILLING(Cf. ↑milling), PAPER MILL(Cf. ↑paper mill), RUN-OF-THE-MILL(Cf. ↑run-of-the-mill)

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