HyperDic: mile

English > 8 senses of the word mile:
NOUNquantitymile, statute mile, stat mi, land mile, international mile, mia unit of length equal to 1,760 yards or 5,280 feet
quantitymile, nautical mile, mi, naut mi, international nautical mile, air milea unit of length used in navigation
quantitymilea large distance
quantitymile, sea milea former British unit of length once used in navigation
quantitymile, nautical mile, naut mi, mi, geographical mile, Admiralty milea former British unit of length equivalent to 6,080 feet (1,853.184 meters)
quantitymile, Roman milean ancient Roman unit of length equivalent to 1620 yards
quantitymile, mil, Swedish milea Swedish unit of length equivalent to 10 km
eventmilea footrace extending one mile
mile > pronunciation
Soundsmay'l
Rhymesaisle ... worthwhile: 64 rhymes with ayl...
English > mile: 8 senses > noun 1, quantity
MeaningA unit of length equal to 1,760 yards or 5,280 feet; exactly 1609.344 meters.
Synonymsstatute mile, stat mi, land mile, international mile, mi
Part ofleagueAn obsolete unit of distance of variable length (usually 3 miles)
PartsfurlongA unit of length equal to 220 yards
half mile, 880 yardsA unit of length equal to half of 1 mile
quarter mile, 440 yardsA unit of length equal to a quarter of 1 mile
Broaderlinear unit, linear measureA unit of measurement of length
Spanishmilla
Catalanmilla
Nounsmilera runner in a one-mile / mile race
miler(used only in combinations) the length of something in miles
English > mile: 8 senses > noun 2, quantity
MeaningA unit of length used in navigation; exactly 1,852 meters; historically based on the distance spanned by one minute of arc in latitude / latitude.
Synonymsnautical mile, mi, naut mi, international nautical mile, air mile
Broadernautical linear unitA linear unit of distance used in navigation
Spanishmilla, milla náutica, nudo
Catalanmilla, milla nàutica, nus
Nounsmiler(used only in combinations) the length of something in miles
English > mile: 8 senses > noun 3, quantity
MeaningA large distance.
Example"he missed by a mile"
Broaderlarge indefinite quantity, large indefinite amountAn indefinite quantity that is above the average in size or magnitude
English > mile: 8 senses > noun 4, quantity
MeaningA former British unit of length once used in navigation; equivalent to 6,000 feet (1828.8 meters).
Synonymsea mile
Broadernautical linear unitA linear unit of distance used in navigation
Spanishmilla
Catalanmilla
Nounsmiler(used only in combinations) the length of something in miles
English > mile: 8 senses > noun 5, quantity
MeaningA former British unit of length equivalent to 6,080 feet (1,853.184 meters); 800 feet longer than a statute mile.
Synonymsnautical mile, naut mi, mi, geographical mile, Admiralty mile
Broadernautical linear unitA linear unit of distance used in navigation
Spanishmilla
Catalanmilla
Nounsmiler(used only in combinations) the length of something in miles
English > mile: 8 senses > noun 6, quantity
MeaningAn ancient Roman unit of length equivalent to 1620 yards.
SynonymRoman mile
Broaderlinear unit, linear measureA unit of measurement of length
Spanishmilla
Catalanmilla
Nounsmilera runner in a one-mile / mile race
miler(used only in combinations) the length of something in miles
English > mile: 8 senses > noun 7, quantity
MeaningA Swedish unit of length equivalent to 10 km.
Synonymsmil, Swedish mile
Broaderlinear unit, linear measureA unit of measurement of length
Spanishmilla
Catalanmilla
Nounsmilera runner in a one-mile / mile race
miler(used only in combinations) the length of something in miles
English > mile: 8 senses > noun 8, event
MeaningA footrace extending one mile.
Example"he holds the record in the mile"
Broadertrack eventA footrace performed on a track (indoor or outdoor)
Nounsmilera runner in a one-mile / mile race
miler(used only in combinations) the length of something in miles

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