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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun One who works in, operates, or owns a mill, especially a grain mill.
  • noun A milling machine.
  • noun Any of various moths whose wings and bodies have a powdery appearance.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A cicada.
  • noun One who grinds grain in a mill; one who keeps or who attends to a mill, especially a grain-mill.
  • noun A milling-machine.
  • noun A moth whose wings appear as if dusted over with flour or meal, like a miller's clothes; hence, almost any small moth, Such as fly about lights at night.
  • noun A fish, the eagle-ray, Myliobalis aquila; a mill-skate.
  • noun The hen-harrier, Circus cyaneus.
  • noun A young flycatcher. C. Swainson, Brit. Birds, 1885, p. 49. [Local, Eng.]

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who keeps or attends a flour mill or gristmill.
  • noun A milling machine.
  • noun Prov. Eng., Prov. Eng. A moth or lepidopterous insect; -- so called because the wings appear as if covered with white dust or powder, like a miller's clothes. Called also moth miller.
  • noun Prov. Eng., Prov. Eng. The eagle ray.
  • noun Prov. Eng. The hen harrier.
  • noun (Zoöl.), [Prov. Eng.] A small bird, as the gold-crest, chiff-chaff, and long-tailed tit.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A person who owns or operates a mill, especially a flour mill.
  • noun A milling machine.
  • noun Any of several moths that have powdery wings.
  • noun The common name of a flour-smelling mushroom, Clitopilus prunulus.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun machine tool in which metal that is secured to a carriage is fed against rotating cutters that shape it
  • noun United States bandleader of a popular big band (1909-1944)
  • noun someone who works in a mill (especially a grain mill)
  • noun United States novelist whose novels were originally banned as pornographic (1891-1980)
  • noun United States playwright (1915-2005)
  • noun any of various moths that have powdery wings

Etymologies

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From mill.

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