Crossword clues for mile
- Square ___
- Hiker's measure
- Kind of marker
- Event not run in the Olympics
- Race that once had a four-minute barrier
- 80% of the Kentucky Derby
- League part
- It may be marked on a racetrack
- About 4% of a marathon
- Runner's unit
- Go the extra ___
- Number on a marathon marker
- ___ marker
- Millrose Games highlight
- A former British unit of length once used in navigation
- A Swedish unit of length equivalent to 10 km
- An ancient Roman unit of length equivalent to 1620 yards
- Equivalent to 1828.8 meters (6000 feet)
- A large distance
- 1,852 meters
- Equivalent to the distance spanned by one minute of arc in latitude
- A unit of length used in navigation
- A unit of length equal to 1760 yards
- A British unit of length equivalent to 1,853.18 meters (6,082 feet)
- Roger Bannister's distance
- Ryun's run
- Four laps, sometimes
- One in 500?
- 320 rods
- Derby distance, maybe
- Miss's equivalent, in a saying
- Fair distance
- What a marker may mark
- Marathon unit
- 1/500 of the Indianapolis 500
- Miss's equal
- Treadmill unit
- Denver, the ___ High City
- Track event not in the Olympics
- Two-thirds of the Belmont Stakes
- 5,280 feet
- Lap, maybe
- Horse-race distance
- Eight furlongs
- Length of 14 2/3 football fields
- Bannister's length
- Distance not run in the Olympics
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Mile \Mile\ (m[imac]l), n. [AS. m[=i]l, fr. L. millia, milia; pl. of mille a thousand, i. e., milia passuum a thousand paces. Cf. Mill the tenth of a cent, Million.] A certain measure of distance, being equivalent in England and the United States to 320 poles or rods, or 5,280 feet.
Note: The distance called a mile varies greatly in different countries. Its length in yards is, in Norway, 12,182; in Brunswick, 11,816; in Sweden, 11,660; in Hungary, 9,139; in Switzerland, 8,548; in Austria, 8,297; in Prussia, 8,238; in Poland, 8,100; in Italy, 2,025; in England and the United States, 1,760; in Spain, 1,552; in the Netherlands, 1,094.
Geographical mile or Nautical mile, one sixtieth of a degree of a great circle of the earth, or 6080.27 feet.
Mile run. Same as Train mile. See under Train.
Roman mile, a thousand paces, equal to 1,614 yards English measure.
Statute mile, a mile conforming to statute, that is, in England and the United States, a mile of 5,280 feet, as distinguished from any other mile.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
Old English mil, from West Germanic *milja (cognates: Middle Dutch mile, Dutch mijl, Old High German mila, German meile), from Latin milia "thousands," plural of mille "a thousand" (neuter plural was mistaken in Germanic as a fem. singular), of unknown origin.\n
\nThe Latin word also is the source of French mille, Italian miglio, Spanish milla. The Scandinavian words (Old Norse mila, etc.) are from English. An ancient Roman mile was 1,000 double paces (one step with each foot), for about 4,860 feet, but there were many local variants and a modern statute mile is about 400 feet longer. In Germany, Holland, and Scandinavia in the Middle Ages, the Latin word was applied arbitrarily to the ancient Germanic rasta, a measure of from 3.25 to 6 English miles. Mile-a-minute (adj.) "very fast" is attested from 1957.
n. 1 The international mile: a unit of length precisely equal to 1.609344 kilometers established by treaty among Anglophone nations in 1959, divided into 5,280 feet or 1,760 yards. 2 any of several customary units of length derived from the 1593 Kingdom of England statute mile of 8 furlongs, equivalent to 5,280 feet or 1,760 yards of various precise values.
a large distance; "he missed by a mile"
a former British unit of length once used in navigation; equivalent to 1828.8 meters (6000 feet) [syn: sea mile]
an ancient Roman unit of length equivalent to 1620 yards [syn: Roman mile]
a Swedish unit of length equivalent to 10 km [syn: Swedish mile]
a footrace extending one mile; "he holds the record in the mile"
The mile is an English unit of length of linear measure equal to 5,280 feet, or 1,760 yards, and standardised as exactly 1,609.344 metres by international agreement in 1959.
With qualifiers, "mile" is also used to describe or translate a wide range of units derived from or roughly equivalent to the Roman mile, such as the nautical mile (now 1.852 km exactly), the Italian mile (roughly 1.852 km), and the Chinese mile (now 500 m exactly). The Romans divided their mile into 5,000 feet but the greater importance of furlongs in pre-modern England meant that the statute mile was made equivalent to 5,280 feet or 1,760 yards in 1593. This form of the mile then spread to the British-colonized nations who continue to employ the mile. The US Geological Survey now employs the metre for official purposes but legacy data from its 1927 geodetic datum has meant that a separate US survey mile ( km) continues to see some use. While most countries replaced the mile with the kilometre when switching to the International System of Units, the international mile continues to be used in some countries, such as Liberia, Myanmar, the United Kingdom, the United States, and a number of countries with less than a million inhabitants, most of which are UK or US territories, or have close historical ties with the UK or US.
The mile was usually abbreviatedm. in the past but is now sometimes written as mi to avoid confusion with the SI metre; road signs in the United Kingdom continue to use m as the abbreviation for mile. Derived units such as miles per hour and miles per gallon, however, continue to be universally abbreviated as mph, mpg, and so on.
Mile (弥勒市; pinyin: Mílè Shì) is located in Honghe Hani and Yi Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan province, China.
Usage examples of "mile".
Ann they had both been aboad a bus cruising at eighteen miles an hour along the sixty-lane freeway that ran from Bear Canyon to Pasadena, near the middle of Los Angeles.
Memphis had pursued its winding course through an alluvial country, made when abreast of Vicksburg a sharp turn to the northeast, as though determined to reach the bluffs but four miles distant.
Between the two lies the main ship channel, varying in width from seven hundred and fifty yards, three miles outside, to two thousand, or about a sea mile, abreast Fort Morgan.
Is there ony bit ye can bide at, not abune twenty miles frae Woodilee?
The latter of those mighty streams, which rises at the distance of only thirty miles from the former, flows above thirteen hundred miles, for the most part to the south-east, collects the tribute of sixty navigable rivers, and is, at length, through six mouths, received into the Euxine, which appears scarcely equal to such an accession of waters.
The yeoman keyed up the proper addressee and transmitted the message by dedicated landline to COMSUBLANT Operations, half a mile away.
His formidable host, when it was drawn out in order of battle, covered the banks of the river, the adjacent heights, and the whole extent of a plain of above twelve miles, which separated the two armies.
The city of Mursa, or Essek, celebrated in modern times for a bridge of boats, five miles in length, over the River Drave, and the adjacent morasses, has been always considered as a place of importance in the wars of Hungary.
Venn, Greenlaw, the adjudicator, two quaddie patrollers, Miles, and Roic.
Venn lingered with his patrollers to make his arrangements for the stunner ambush of the ba, should it appear, and Miles led Roic, Greenlaw, and the adjudicator aboard the ship.
Coral Lorenzen, author of The Great Flying Saucer Hoax and an international director of the Aerial Phenomena Research Organization, immediately followed through on the startling rumors by putting in a call to Terry Clarke of KALG Radio in Alamogordo, nine miles east of Holloman.
Lieutenant Kurt and the Chinese aeronaut and a dead cow, and much other uncongenial company, in the huge circle of the Whirlpool two and a quarter miles away.
For weeks agricultural experts and aeronautical scientists investigated the strange whirligig patterns left in crops flattened along a narrow strip three-quarters of a mile long.
CHAPTER 13 SUNDAY, 12 MAY 0530 GREENWICH MEAN TIME Go had bay sixty miles east OF point hotel USS seawolf 1330 beijing time Pacino watched from the galley door to the darkened wardroom as the officers concentrated on the large projection screen on the aft wall.
That aght least gave him a little comfort and allowed him to tramp on and the others, mile after weary mile.