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(Units) a legal or formal name for mile1
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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)]
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|Noun||1.||statute mile - a unit of length equal to 1,760 yards or 5,280 feet; exactly 1609.344 meters|
furlong - a unit of length equal to 220 yards
league - an obsolete unit of distance of variable length (usually 3 miles)
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