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mile

 (mīl)
n.
1. Abbr. mi. or mi 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. Also called land mile, statute mile. See Table at measurement.
2. A nautical mile.
3. An air mile.
4. Sports A race that is one mile long.
5. A relatively great distance: had to walk for miles in the airport.

[Middle English, from Old English mīl, from Latin mīlia (passuum), a thousand (double paces), a Roman mile, pl. of mīlle, thousand; see gheslo- in Indo-European roots.]

mile

(maɪl)
n
1. (Units) Also called: statute mile a unit of length used in the UK, the US, and certain other countries, equal to 1760 yards. 1 mile is equivalent to 1.609 34 kilometres
2. (Units) See nautical mile
3. (Units) See Swedish mile
4. (Units) any of various units of length used at different times and places, esp the Roman mile, equivalent to 1620 yards
5. (often plural) informal a great distance; great deal: he missed by a mile.
6. (General Sporting Terms) a race extending over a mile
adv
miles (intensifier): he likes his new job miles better.
[Old English mīl, from Latin mīlia (passuum) a thousand (paces)]

mile

(maɪl)

n.
1. Also called statute mile. a unit of distance on land in English-speaking countries equal to 5280 feet, or 1760 yards (1.609 kilometers).Abbr.: mi, mi.
4. any of various other units of distance at different periods and in different countries. Compare Roman mile.
5. a notable distance or margin: missed it by a mile.
[before 1000; Middle English; Old English mīl < Latin mīlia (passuum) a thousand (paces)]

mile

(mīl)
A unit of length equal to 5,280 feet or 1,760 yards (about 1,609 meters). Also called statute mile. See nautical mile. See Table at measurement.

mile

1. (mi) A unit of length equal to 1760 yd.
2. Th only non-metric race still featured in many major athletics meets.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mile - a unit of length equal to 1,760 yards or 5,280 feetmile - a unit of length equal to 1,760 yards or 5,280 feet; exactly 1609.344 meters
linear measure, linear unit - a unit of measurement of length
furlong - a unit of length equal to 220 yards
880 yards, half mile - a unit of length equal to half of 1 mile
440 yards, quarter mile - a unit of length equal to a quarter of 1 mile
league - an obsolete unit of distance of variable length (usually 3 miles)
2.mile - a unit of length used in navigation; exactly 1,852 meters; historically based on the distance spanned by one minute of arc in latitude
nautical linear unit - a linear unit of distance used in navigation
3.mile - a large distance; "he missed by a mile"
large indefinite amount, large indefinite quantity - an indefinite quantity that is above the average in size or magnitude
4.mile - a former British unit of length once used in navigationmile - a former British unit of length once used in navigation; equivalent to 6,000 feet (1828.8 meters)
nautical linear unit - a linear unit of distance used in navigation
5.mile - a former British unit of length equivalent to 6,080 feet (1,853.184 meters); 800 feet longer than a statute mile
nautical linear unit - a linear unit of distance used in navigation
6.mile - an ancient Roman unit of length equivalent to 1620 yards
linear measure, linear unit - a unit of measurement of length
7.mile - a Swedish unit of length equivalent to 10 km
linear measure, linear unit - a unit of measurement of length
8.mile - a footrace extending one milemile - a footrace extending one mile; "he holds the record in the mile"
track event - a footrace performed on a track (indoor or outdoor)
Translations
míle
mil=-mil
mejlo
miil
maili
milja
mérföld
míla
マイル
마일
labai svarbus įvykismyliamylias žymintis akmuo
jūdze
míľa
milja
engelsk milengelsk milemil
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dặm

mile

[maɪl]
A. N
1.milla f (= 1609,33m)
30 miles a or to the gallon30 millas por galón
50 miles per or an hour50 millas por hora
we walked miles!¡anduvimos millas y millas!
people came from miles aroundla gente vino de millas a la redonda
they live miles awayviven lejísimos de aquí
you could see for milesse veía hasta lejísimos
to be miles away sorry, I was miles awaylo siento, estaba pensando en otra cosa
by a mile; by miles the shot missed by a mile or by milesel disparo falló por mucho
the best hotel by a mile or by miles is the Inglaterrael mejor hotel con mucho es el Inglaterra
to go the extra miledar el paso siguiente
not a million miles from here (hum) → no muy lejos de aquí
a mile off you can smell/see it a mile offeso se huele/se ve a la legua
to run a mile as soon as he sees me coming, he runs a mileen cuanto me ve venir sale pitando
it stands or sticks out a milesalta a la vista, se ve a la legua
see also inch A
see also miss 1 A1 IMPERIAL SYSTEM
2. miles (= very much) she's miles better than I am at mathslas matemáticas se le dan cien mil veces mejor que a mí
the sleeves are miles too longlas mangas no me van largas, me van larguísimas
B. CPD Mile High City NDenver CITY NICKNAMES

mile

[ˈmaɪl] n
(= unit of measurement) → mille m, mile m (= 1609 m)
It's 5 miles from here → C'est à huit kilomètres d'ici.
to do 30 miles per gallon, to do 30 miles to the gallon → faire 9, 4 litres aux cent
70 miles per hour → 11O km/h
(for emphasis)
We walked miles! → Nous avons marché pendant des kilomètres!
It's miles away!; It's miles! → C'est à des kilomètres!
The nearest doctor is miles away → Le médecin le plus proche est à des kilomètres.
to win by a mile (= by a wide margin) → gagner haut la main
to be miles away (= thinking about something else) → être à des kilomètres
miles better (= much better) → mille fois mieux
miles too slow (= much too slow) → beaucoup trop lent
to see sth a mile off → voir venir qch à des kilomètres
you can see a mile off (that) ... → ça se voit à des kilomètres que ...
You can see a mile off they are from America → Ça se voit à des kilomètres qu'ils sont américains.
to run a mile from sth → partir en courant devant qch
I'd run a mile from a street fight → Devant un combat de rue, je partirais en courant.
to stick out a mile (= be conspicuous) → se voir à des kilomètres

mile

nMeile f; how many miles per gallon does your car do?wie viel verbraucht Ihr Auto?; a fifty-mile journeyeine Fahrt von fünfzig Meilen; it’s 12 miles to Manchesterbis Manchester sind es 12 Meilen; miles (and miles) (inf)meilenweit; mile upon mile of sandy beachesmeilenweite Sandstrände pl; to go the extra mile (fig)besondere Anstrengungen unternehmen; the President is willing to go the extra mile for peaceder Präsident ist bereit, für den Frieden Zugeständnisse zu machen; they live miles awaysie wohnen meilenweit weg; sorry, I was miles away (inf)tut mir leid, ich war mit meinen Gedanken ganz woanders (inf); you can tell it a mile off, it stands or sticks out a miledas sieht ja ein Blinder (mit Krückstock) (inf); it smelled for miles arounddas roch 10 Kilometer gegen den Wind (inf); you were miles off the targetdu hast meilenweit danebengetroffen; he’s miles better at tennis than she iser spielt hundertmal besser Tennis als sie (inf); not a million miles from here (fig)in nächster Nähe, gar nicht weit weg; if she invited me for dinner, I’d run a mile (fig inf)wenn sie mich zum Abendessen einladen würde, würde mich das kalte Grausen packen (inf); to talk a mile a minute (US inf) → das Blaue vom Himmel (herunter)reden (inf)

mile

[maɪl] nmiglio (1609,33 m)
nautical mile → miglio nautico
to do 20 miles per gallon → fare cento chilometri con 14 litri
miles and miles → chilometri e chilometri
they live miles away → abitano lontanissimo
it stands or sticks out a mile → si capisce or si vede lontano un miglio

mile

(mail) noun
(sometimes abbreviated to m when written) a measure of length equal to 1,760 yards (1.61 km). We walked ten miles today; 70 miles per hour (sometimes written mph); a ten-mile hike.
ˈmilestone noun
1. a stone set up to show distances in miles to various places.
2. a very important event. The discovery of penicillin was a milestone in medical history.

mile

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Tom got drunk sitting on a bank of new grass beside the road about a mile north of town.
Damon and his friend the scientist were on the point of departing for the camp of their rivals, less than a mile away, when Tom had what really amounted to an inspiration.
This hedge was nearly a quarter of a mile long, but I had to look very hard to see it at all.
If you journey to the lake, you have mistaken your route," said Heyward, haughtily; "the highway thither is at least half a mile behind you.
Says it will run to about five thousand dollars a mile.
When the enemy saw our proceedings, having greatly the advantage of us in situation, they formed the line of battle, represented in the map, from one bend of Licking to the other, about a mile from the Blue Licks.
The trestle-work had given way; the curving mile of flume, fallen into the stream, and, crushed and dammed against the opposite shore, had absolutely turned the whole river through the half-finished ditch and partly excavated mine in its way, a few rods further on to join the old familiar channel.
He was tall, but exceedingly lank, with narrow shoulders, long arms and legs, hands that dangled a mile out of his sleeves, feet that might have served for shovels, and his whole frame most loosely hung together.
Go for the locksmith, there's one about a mile from here.
But no sooner did the herd, by some presumed wonderful instinct of the Sperm Whale, become notified of the three keels that were after them, --though as yet a mile in their rear, --than they rallied again, and forming in close ranks and battalions, so that their spouts all looked like flashing lines of stacked bayonets, moved on with redoubled velocity.
The village was about a mile off, and the doctor's house was the last in it.
Having the advantage of her in altitude, the driver had stood his ground and even ventured to attempt to speak; and the result had been a furious altercation, which, continuing all the way down Ashland Avenue, had added a new swarm of urchins to the cortege at each side street for half a mile.