from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A unit of length equal to 5,280 feet or 1,760 yards (1,609 meters), used in the United States and other English-speaking countries.
- noun A nautical mile.
- noun An air mile.
- noun Sports A race that is one mile long.
- noun A relatively great distance.
from The Century Dictionary.
- A contraction of Mademoiselle.
- noun An itinerary measure, modified from that of the Romans, which was equal to 1,617 English yards: used in the British empire, in the United States, and, formerly, in most European countries.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun A certain measure of distance, being equivalent in England and the United States to 320 poles or rods, or 5,280 feet.
- noun one sixtieth of a degree of a great circle of the earth, or 6080.27 feet.
- noun Same as Train mile. See under
- noun a thousand paces, equal to 1,614 yards English measure.
- noun a mile conforming to statute, that is, in England and the United States, a mile of 5,280 feet, as distinguished from any other mile.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun A Roman unit of measure equal to 1000 (double) steps (mille passus or mille passuum) or 5000 Roman feet (approx. 1480m).
- noun A track race of one mile in length; sometimes used to refer to the 1500m race.
- noun slang A great distance.
- noun informal One mile
per hour, as a measureof speed.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun a unit of length used in navigation; exactly 1,852 meters; historically based on the distance spanned by one minute of arc in latitude
- noun a Swedish unit of length equivalent to 10 km
- noun a former British unit of length once used in navigation; equivalent to 6,000 feet (1828.8 meters)
- noun a large distance
- noun an ancient Roman unit of length equivalent to 1620 yards
- noun a former British unit of length equivalent to 6,080 feet (1,853.184 meters); 800 feet longer than a statute mile
- noun a unit of length equal to 1,760 yards or 5,280 feet; exactly 1609.344 meters
- noun a footrace extending one mile
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The Continental Monthly, Vol. 5, No. 5, May, 1864 Devoted To Literature And National Policy Various
Kippletringan was distant at first a gey bit; then the gey bit was more accurately described, as ablins three mile; then the three mile diminished into like a mile and a bittock; then extended themselves into four mile or there-awa; and, lastly, a female voice, having hushed a wailing infant which the spokeswoman carried in her arms, assured Guy Mannering, It was a weary lang gate yet to Kippletringan, and unco heavy road for foot passengers.
Chapter I 1917
It has been found in practice, that a water-course thirty feet wide and six feet deep, giving a transverse sectional area of one hundred and eighty square feet, will discharge three hundred cubic yards of water per minute, and will flow at the rate of one mile per hour, with a fall of no more than _six inches per mile_. "
Farm drainage The Principles, Processes, and Effects of Draining Land with Stones, Wood, Plows, and Open Ditches, and Especially with Tiles Henry Flagg French
Walkable communities improve the health and quality of life of the people that live in them, and having your absolute essentials be within a mile is a component of that.
Within a quarter of a mile is the sweete spaw or Chalibiet, a Spring which rises off Iron and steele like Astrup or Tunbridge and Like the German Spaw.
Through England on a Side Saddle in the Time of William and Mary 1888
Despite being less than a mile from a suburban neighborhood, and less than 15 miles from Seattle as the crow flies, it felt pretty remote up there.
The worst part of it is that his first attempt, which involved replacing the regulator only in the altenator, ended with me broken down in the dark on Highway 15, no shoulders, about half a mile from the toll plaza, and cars racing each other to get to the one toll booth of the six that was open.
Mexican Mechanics 2009
At $1.50 per gallon, fuel cost per mile is 7.5 cents.
Economics of Hydrogen, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty 2009
The company had opened a new store at Monroe Street and Detroit Avenue in 1997, about a mile from the two shuttered stores.
Case Study: Toledo Rite Aid Proposal, December 1998 « Beachwood Historical Alliance 2009
Although there is no Garden State Parkway exit in Beachwood, Interchange 80 is less than half a mile from the borough border in South Toms River.
abrimmer commented on the word mile
Mile is derived from mille, Latin for 1000. It was the length of 1000 paces by a Roman soldier.
April 12, 2009