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 for Mill
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Mill \Mill\, v. t.
     1. (Mining) To fill (a winze or interior incline) with broken
        ore, to be drawn out at the bottom.
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
     2. To cause to mill, or circle round, as cattle.
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Mill \Mill\, n. [OE. mille, melle, mulle, milne, AS. myln,
     mylen; akin to D. molen, G. m["u]hle, OHG. mul[imac],
     mul[imac]n, Icel. mylna; all prob. from L. molina, fr. mola
     millstone; prop., that which grinds, akin to molere to grind,
     Goth. malan, G. mahlen, and to E. meal. [root]108. See Meal
     flour, and cf. Moline.]
     [1913 Webster]
     1. A machine for grinding or comminuting any substance, as
        grain, by rubbing and crushing it between two hard, rough,
        or indented surfaces; as, a gristmill, a coffee mill; a
        bone mill.
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     2. 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.
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     3. A machine for grinding and polishing; as, a lapidary mill.
        [1913 Webster]
     4. 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 mill, etc.
        [1913 Webster]
     5. 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.
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     6. (Die Sinking) A hardened steel roller having a design in
        relief, used for imprinting a reversed copy of the design
        in a softer metal, as copper.
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     7. (Mining)
        (a) An excavation in rock, transverse to the workings,
            from which material for filling is obtained.
        (b) A passage underground through which ore is shot.
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     8. A milling cutter. See Illust. under Milling.
        [1913 Webster]
     9. A pugilistic encounter. [Cant] --R. D. Blackmore.
        [1913 Webster]
     10. Short for Treadmill.
         [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
     11. The raised or ridged edge or surface made in milling
         anything, as a coin or screw.
         [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
     12. A building or complex of buildings containing a mill[1]
         or other machinery to grind grains into flour.
     Edge mill, Flint mill, etc. See under Edge, Flint,
     Mill bar (Iron Works), a rough bar rolled or drawn directly
        from a bloom or puddle bar for conversion into merchant
        iron in the mill.
     Mill cinder, slag from a puddling furnace.
     Mill head, the head of water employed to turn the wheel of
        a mill.
     Mill pick, a pick for dressing millstones.
     Mill pond, a pond that supplies the water for a mill.
     Mill race, the canal in which water is conveyed to a mill
        wheel, or the current of water which drives the wheel.
     Mill tail, the water which flows from a mill wheel after
        turning it, or the channel in which the water flows.
     Mill tooth, a grinder or molar tooth.
     Mill wheel, the water wheel that drives the machinery of a
     Gin mill, a tavern; a bar; a saloon; especially, a cheap or
        seedy establishment that serves liquor by the drink.
     Roller mill, a mill in which flour or meal is made by
        crushing grain between rollers.
     Stamp mill (Mining), a mill in which ore is crushed by
     To go through the mill, to experience the suffering or
        discipline necessary to bring one to a certain degree of
        knowledge or skill, or to a certain mental state.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Mill \Mill\ (m[i^]l), n. [L. mille a thousand. Cf. Mile.]
     A money of account of the United States, having the value of
     the tenth of a cent, or the thousandth of a dollar.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Mill \Mill\, v. i. (Zool.)
     To swim under water; -- said of air-breathing creatures.
     [1913 Webster]
     2. To undergo hulling, as maize.
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
     3. To move in a circle, as cattle upon a plain; to move
        around aimlessly; -- usually used with around.
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
              The deer and the pig and the nilghar were milling
              round and round in a circle of eight or ten miles
              radius.                               --Kipling.
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
     4. To swim suddenly in a new direction; -- said of whales.
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
     5. To take part in a mill; to box. [Cant]
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Mill \Mill\ (m[i^]l), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Milled (m[i^]ld); p.
     pr. & vb. n. Milling.] [See Mill, n., and cf. Muller.]
     [1913 Webster]
     1. To reduce to fine particles, or to small pieces, in a
        mill; to grind; to comminute.
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     2. To shape, finish, or transform by passing through a
        machine; specifically, to shape or dress, as metal, by
        means of a rotary cutter.
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     3. 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.
        [1913 Webster]
     4. To pass through a fulling mill; to full, as cloth.
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     5. To beat with the fists. [Cant] --Thackeray.
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     6. To roll into bars, as steel.
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     To mill chocolate, to make it frothy, as by churning.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a plant consisting of one or more buildings with facilities
           for manufacturing [syn: factory, mill, manufacturing
           plant, manufactory]
      2: Scottish philosopher who expounded Bentham's utilitarianism;
         father of John Stuart Mill (1773-1836) [syn: Mill, James
      3: English philosopher and economist remembered for his
         interpretations of empiricism and utilitarianism (1806-1873)
         [syn: Mill, John Mill, John Stuart Mill]
      4: machinery that processes materials by grinding or crushing
         [syn: mill, grinder, milling machinery]
      5: the act of grinding to a powder or dust [syn: grind,
         mill, pulverization, pulverisation]
      v 1: move about in a confused manner [syn: mill, mill about,
           mill around]
      2: grind with a mill; "mill grain"
      3: produce a ridge around the edge of; "mill a coin"
      4: roll out (metal) with a rolling machine

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  292 Moby Thesaurus words for "mill":
     C, C-note, G, G-note, Vandyke, abrade, amble, armory, arrastra,
     arsenal, assemble, assembly line, assembly plant,
     atomic energy plant, atomize, average, ball mill, basic,
     be turbulent, beat, bindery, blaze, blooming mill, boatyard,
     boilery, bone mill, bookbindery, bray, brecciate, brewery,
     brickyard, buck, bunch, bunch up, cane mill, cannery, cartwheel,
     carve, cent, century, cheese grater, chisel, chop, cider mill,
     clot, cluster, collect, come together, comminute, comminutor,
     common, congregate, contriturate, converge, convert, copper,
     copulate, couple, creamery, crenellate, crenulate, crimp, crowd,
     crumb, crumble, crunch, crush, crusher, cultivate, cut, dairy,
     date, defense plant, dime, disintegrate, distillery, dockyard,
     dollar, dollar bill, drag-stone mill, everyday, experienced,
     extract, factory, factory belt, factory district, feeder plant,
     fifty cents, fin, fish, five cents, five hundred dollars,
     five-dollar bill, five-hundred-dollar bill, five-spot, fiver,
     flock together, flour, flour mill, flow together, forgather,
     foundry, four bits, fragment, frogskin, fuse, gang around, gang up,
     garden-variety, gash, gather, gather around, grain, grand,
     granulate, granulator, granulize, grate, grater, grind,
     grind to powder, grinder, grinding mill, gristmill, grow, half G,
     half a C, half dollar, half grand, hardened, harvest,
     herd together, hive, horde, huddle, hundred-dollar bill,
     in the know, incise, indent, industrial park, industrial zone,
     instrument, iron man, jag, knowledgeable, knurl, kominuter,
     lapidary mill, league, levigate, levigator, link, machicolate,
     machine, main plant, manufactory, manufacturing plant,
     manufacturing quarter, mash, masher, mass, masticate, meander,
     mechanize, meet, merge, mill around, milling machine, millstone,
     mince, mine, mint, moil, mortar and pestle, motorize,
     munitions plant, muster, nick, nickel, notch, nutmeg grater,
     oil refinery, ordinary, packing house, paper mill, penny,
     pepper mill, pestle, picot, pink, plant, pottery, pound, powder,
     power plant, process, production line, pulverize, pulverizer, pump,
     push-button plant, quarter, quern, quernstone, raise, rally,
     rally around, rear, red cent, reduce to powder, refine, refinery,
     rendezvous, retool, rock crusher, roil, roller, rolling mill,
     run-of-the-mill, sawbuck, sawmill, scallop, scarify, score, scotch,
     scrunch, seasoned, seethe, serrate, shard, sharpen, sheet mill,
     shipyard, shop, shred, shredder, silk mill, silver dollar, simple,
     skin, slab mill, slash, smacker, smash, smelt, smoothing mill,
     sophisticated, spice mill, squash, stamp mill, stamps, steamroller,
     steel mill, stir, stream, stroll, subassembly plant, sugar mill,
     sugar refinery, surge, swarm, tannery, ten cents, ten-spot, tenner,
     thousand dollars, thousand-dollar bill, throng, tool, tooth,
     toughened, treadmill, triturate, triturator, twenty-dollar bill,
     twenty-five cents, two bits, two-dollar bill, two-spot,
     unexceptional, unite, unremarkable, walk, wander, water mill,
     windmill, winery, woolen mill, works, workshop, yard, yards

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  Arithmetic and Logic Unit
      (ALU or "mill") The part of the central
     processing unit which performs operations such as addition,
     subtraction and multiplication of integers and bit-wise
     AND, OR, NOT, XOR and other Boolean operations.  The
     CPU's instruction decode logic determines which particular
     operation the ALU should perform, the source of the operands
     and the destination of the result.
     The width in bits of the words which the ALU handles is
     usually the same as that quoted for the processor as a whole
     whereas its external busses may be narrower.  Floating-point
     operations are usually done by a separate "{floating-point
     unit".  Some processors use the ALU for address calculations
     (e.g. incrementing the program counter), others have
     separate logic for this.

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

     for grinding corn, mentioned as used in the time of Abraham
     (Gen. 18:6). That used by the Hebrews consisted of two circular
     stones, each 2 feet in diameter and half a foot thick, the lower
     of which was called the "nether millstone" (Job 41:24) and the
     upper the "rider." The upper stone was turned round by a stick
     fixed in it as a handle. There were then no public mills, and
     thus each family required to be provided with a hand-mill. The
     corn was ground daily, generally by the women of the house (Isa.
     47:1, 2; Matt. 24:41). It was with the upper stone of a
     hand-mill that "a certain woman" at Thebez broke Abimelech's
     skull (Judg. 9:53, "a piece of a millstone;" literally, "a
     millstone rider", i.e., the "runner," the stone which revolves.
     Comp. 2 Sam. 11:21). Millstones could not be pledged (Deut.
     24:6), as they were necessary in every family.

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  MILL, money. An imaginary money, of which ten are equal to one cent, one 
  hundred equal to a dime, and one thousand equal to a dollar. There is no 
  coin of this denomination. Vide Coin; Money. 

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  MILL, estates. Mills are so very different and various, that it is not easy 
  to give a definition of the term. They are used for the purpose of grinding 
  and pulverising grain and other matters, to extract the juices of 
  vegetables, to make various articles of manufacture. They take their names 
  from the uses to which they are employed, hence we have paper-mills, 
  fulling-mills, iron-mills, oil-mills, saw-mills, &c. In another respect 
  their kinds are various; they are either fixed to the freehold or not. Those 
  which are a part of the freehold, are either watermills, wind-mills, steam-
  mills, &c.; those which are not so fixed, are hand-mills, and are merely 
  personal property. Those which are fixed, and make a part of the freehold, 
  are buildings with machinery calculated to obtain the object proposed in 
  their erection. 
       2. It has been held that the grant of a mill; and its appurtenances, 
  even without the land, carries the whole right of water enjoyed by the 
  grantor, as necessary to its use, and as a necessary incident. Cro. Jac. 
  121, And a devise of a mill carries the land used with it, and the right to 
  use the water. 1 Serg. & Rawle, 169; and see 5 Serg. & Rawle, 107; 2 Caine's 
  Ca. 87; 10 Serg. & Rawle, 63; 1 Penna. R. 402; 3 N. H. Rep. 190; 6 Greenl. 
  R. 436; Id. 154; 7 Mass. Rep. 6; 5 Shepl. 281. 
       3. A mill means not merely the building, in which the business is 
  carried on, but includes the site, the dam, and other things annexed to the 
  freehold, necessary for its beneficial enjoyment. 3 Mass R. 280. See Vide 6 
  Greenl. R. 436. 
       4. Whether manufacturing machinery will pass under the grant of a mill 
  must depend mainly on the circumstances of each case. 5 Eng. C. L. R. 168; 
  S. C. 1 Brod. & Bing. 506. In England the law appears not to be settled. 1 
  Bell's Com. 754, note 4, 5th ed. In this note are given the opinions of Sir 
  Samuel Romily and Mr. Leech, on a question whether a mortgage of a piece of 
  land on which a mill was erected, would operate as a mortgage of the 
  machinery. Sir Samuel was clearly of opinion that such a mortgage would bind 
  the machinery, and Mr. Leech was of a directly opposite opinion. 
       5. The American law on this subject, appears not to be entirely fixed. 
  1 Hill. Ab. 16; 1 Bailey's R. 540; 3 Kent, Com. 440; see Amos & Fer., on 
  Fixt., 188, et seq.; 1 Atk. 165; 1 Ves. 348; Sugd. Vend. 30; 6 John. 5; 10 
  Serg. & Rawle, 63; 2 Watts & Serg. 116; 6 Greenl. 157; 20 Wend. 636; 1 H. 
  Bl. 259, note; 17 S. & R. 415; 10 Amer. Jur. 58; 1 Misso. R. 620; 3 Mason, 
  464; 2 Watts & S. 390. Vide 15 Vin. Ab. 398; Dane's Ab. Index, h.t. 6 
  Cowen, 677. 

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