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English noun: mill

1. mill (artifact) a plant consisting of one or more buildings with facilities for manufacturing


Synonymsfactory, manufactory, manufacturing plant


Broader (hypernym)industrial plant, plant, works


Narrower (hyponym)assembly plant, auto factory, automobile factory, cannery, car factory, chemical plant, foundry, lumbermill, metalworks, paper mill, sawmill, stamp mill, stamping mill, steel factory, steel mill, steel plant, steelworks, sweatshop, textile mill


Part holonymassembly line, line, production line, shop floor


Domain category membersclosed-circuit television, conveyer, conveyer belt, conveyor, conveyor belt, transporter, uptime

2. Mill (person) Scottish philosopher who expounded Bentham's utilitarianism; father of John Stuart Mill (1773-1836)


SynonymsJames Mill


Instance hypernymphilosopher

3. Mill (person) English philosopher and economist remembered for his interpretations of empiricism and utilitarianism (1806-1873)


SynonymsJohn Mill, John Stuart Mill


Instance hypernymeconomic expert, economist, philosopher

4. mill (artifact) machinery that processes materials by grinding or crushing


Synonymsgrinder, milling machinery


Broader (hypernym)machinery


Narrower (hyponym)cider mill, coffee grinder, coffee mill, flour mill, gristmill, meat grinder, pepper grinder, pepper mill, quern, spicemill, tread-wheel, treadmill, treadwheel, water mill, windmill

5. mill (act) the act of grinding to a powder or dust


Synonymsgrind, pulverisation, pulverization


Broader (hypernym)compaction, crunch, crush


English verb: mill

1. mill (motion) move about in a confused manner


Synonymsmill about, mill around


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)move

2. mill (change) grind with a mill


SamplesMill grain.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)bray, comminute, crunch, grind, mash

3. mill (contact) produce a ridge around the edge of


SamplesMill a coin.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)groove

4. mill (contact) roll out (metal) with a rolling machine


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)roll, roll out









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