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

  • noun Woodwork, such as doors, window casings, and baseboards, ready-made by a lumber mill.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Machinery used in mills or manufactories.
  • noun The designing, construction, arrangement, and erection of machinery in mills or manufactories.

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

  • noun The shafting, gearing, and other driving machinery of mills.
  • noun The business of setting up or of operating mill machinery.

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

  • noun US any wooden object manufactured at a lumber mill
  • noun Most especially, doors, windows, and wood trim with decorative cross-section involving curves, beads, grooves, etc.

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

  • noun woodwork that has been machined at a mill


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  • Special use items, such as millwork, certain plumbing, specialty electrical and HVAC equipment and exterior improvements can often be depreciated over a shorter term.


  • Features such as millwork and moldings, built-in bookcases or storage niches and coffered or tray ceilings are essential elements in all but the sparest contemporary designs.

    Denver Post: News: Breaking: Local

  • The overall venue's flooring is complete, its ceiling is nearly done and millwork is being installed.

    Greenbrier Resort casino to open in June

  • Rayon Richards for The Wall Street Journal The home has detailed millwork, custom paint finishes and designer fixtures.

    A Castle Ridge Colonial

  • Rayon Richards for The Wall Street Journal Few surfaces in the home lack embellishment, from the intricate moldings to the elaborate millwork.

    A Greenwich Château

  • Designed by MKDA, the HSN "brand showroom" is filled with light and air, the sheen of its white-lacquered millwork contrasting nicely with the poured-concrete floors in the office's core.

    Designer Embraces Ethos of a Shopping Network

  • Diane Uhley The home has tall ceilings, large rooms and original millwork, crown moldings and hardwood floors.

    Riverside Living

  • Plans and instructions for the bank's contractors, on file with the city, specify the installation of at least one Sub-Zero Inc. refrigerator and icemaker in the renovated space, along with "premium grade" millwork and Madico Inc.

    Citibank To Spend $10 Million On New Offices For Executives? - The Consumerist

  • It has tall ceilings, large rooms and original millwork, crown moldings and hardwood floors.

    Relative Values

  • On Tuesday, Home Depot cited sales of big-ticket items like "appliances, millwork, windows" and heating units as helping to drive purchases of $900 or more in the fiscal fourth quarter that ended January, as well as a 72% year-on-year jump in profit.

    Home Retailers' Gains Risk Window Pain


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  • Sounds like work to me.

    May 21, 2009