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mil \mil\ n.

  1. an obsolete monetary unit of Cyprus equal in value to [frac1x1000] of a pound.

  2. a unit of length equal to [frac1x1000] inch, used especially in measuring the thickness of sheets of materials.

  3. one milliliter; -- used mostly in informal speech.

    Syn: milliliter, millilitre, ml, cubic centimeter, cubic centimetre, cc.

  4. a unit of angular size equal to [frac1x6400] of 360 degrees; -- it is used especially in artillery ranging.

    Syn: mil.


mil \mil\ n. [by contraction from million.] One million dollars; as, his new house cost over a mil.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1721, in per mil "per thousand," from Latin mille "thousand" (see million); compare percent. As a unit of length for diameter of wire, it is attested from 1891; as a unit of angular measure it is first recorded 1907.


n. 1 An angular mil, a unit of angular measurement equal to 16400 of a complete circle. At 1000 metres one '''mil''' subtends about one metre (0.98 m). Also 16000 and 16300 are used in other countries. 2 A unit of measurement equal to 11000 of an inch, usually used for thin objects, such as sheets of plastic. 3 a former subdivision (1/1000) of the 4 (context informal English) (abbreviation of million English)

  1. n. a unit of length equal to one thousandth of an inch; used to specify thickness (e.g., of sheets or wire)

  2. a Cypriot monetary unit equal to one thousandth of a pound

  3. a metric unit of volume equal to one thousandth of a liter [syn: milliliter, millilitre, ml, cubic centimeter, cubic centimetre, cc]

  4. an angular unit used in artillery; equal to 1/6400 of a complete revolution


Mil, mil, or MIL may refer to:

Mil (Ayn Al-Arab)

Mil is a village in Ayn al-Arab District, Aleppo Governorate, Syria, and according to the 2004 census, the village had a population of 328 residents.

Category:Populated places in Ayn al-Arab District

Usage examples of "mil".

Milner, B, Corkin, S, and Teuber, H L Further analysis of the hippocampal amnesic syndrome: 14 year follow-up study of H.

It only took a few mils of magsol to attune the tiny, fluctuating electromagnetic fields of human brain waves to the Ssi-ruuvi entechment apparatus.

I had followed the highway to its end, not running from but going to, like Milner and Maharis, searching until I reached the sea.

His thoughts alternated between worry about the condition in which they would find Christopher and anticipation of what Robert Milner had told him in the lobby of the Ramada Renaissance forty days earlier.

MMU backpack, evidently built to mil spec, was considerably more advanced than Bootstrap hardware.

She was walking quickly, excitedly, but not fast enough to satisfy Milner, who ran to meet her.

Bragford had his secretary bring coffee for his guests while he shared niceties with Alice Bernley and Robert Milner about their recent projects.

Robert Milner was sure Bragford was patronizing them, but he was suffering too greatly from the embarrassment to respond.

Assistant Secretary-General Robert Milner and Namibian Ambassador Thomas Sabudu paused briefly to be sure everything was in order before stepping onto the elevator.

Secretary Milner has said about your personal sway with the Third World members was not just flattery, Mr.

He looked up to see Assistant Secretary-General Milner standing next to Ambassador Hansen, looking straight at him.

At this moment he was supposed to have been on a cruise around the world, taking a well-earned vacation before starting to work at ECOSOC in the position for which Milner had recommended him.

Secretary Milner was involved in the development of the curriculum for the class.

There, standing in the open bathroom door was former Assistant Secretary-General Milner dressed in his hospital gown.

Christopher resisted but counted them anyway as Milner, refusing to let the feat go unmeasured, started to count for himself.