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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
milk
I.noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
a water/food/milk etc container
a wine/milk/beer etc bottle
baby milk
coconut milk
condensed milk
dairy/milk products
▪ Some people are allergic to dairy products.
dried milk
evaporated milk
food/oil/milk etc production
▪ agricultural production and distribution
milk a cow (=get the milk from a cow)
▪ Once a day, the cows are brought in to be milked.
milk chocolate (=chocolate with milk added to it)
▪ ice-cream inside a milk chocolate coating
milk chocolate
milk churn
milk float
milk of magnesia
milk product
▪ I’ve tried to cut down on milk products.
milk pudding
milk round
milk run
milk shake
milk tooth
milk/custard etc powder (=a powder that you add water to in order to change it into a liquid)
milk/fuel/pizza etc delivery
▪ I gave the kids some money for a pizza delivery.
milking machine
milking parlour
semi-skimmed milk
skimmed milk
sweetened condensed milk
two-percent milk
UHT milk
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADJECTIVE
chocolate
▪ The result is a gutsy sandwich that would go better with a bottle of beer than a glass of chocolate milk.
▪ The ability to drink a half-gallon of chocolate milk is alone worth the price.
▪ You can also make chocolate milk with skim milk.
dried
▪ Hoardings for Nespray - the Nestlé dried milk - are everywhere.
▪ Beat in the mixed dried fruit and milk and turn into the prepared can.
▪ For breakfast the family eats a thin maize porridge made from dried milk, prepared over an open fire.
dry
▪ Ration books and dry powdered milk?
▪ Mixes for chocolate-malted-milk drinks contain the malted milk and chocolate, cocoa, Sugar, and nonfat dry milk.
▪ Fluid skim milk costs more than nonfat dry milk reconstituted by the consumer.
▪ Add salt and nonfat dry milk powder, whisking rapidly until milk granules are dissolved into a smooth sauce.
▪ If you Buy nonfat dry milk for reconstituting for drinking, comparison-shop your markets for the best product at the lowest cost.
▪ All instant nonfat dry milk products are of the same grade. 5.
▪ Use as much nonfat dry milk as you can.
▪ Use nonfat dry milk and evaporated milk for whipping whenever suitable.
free
Free dentists, free operations, free tonsils, free milk.
▪ Jim was nominated for the competition by Mrs Eunice Graham, who has won a year's supply of free milk.
▪ The only people to benefit from free school milk were the companies that sold it.
▪ I helped with a Saturday milk round, earning ninepence and a free jug of milk for Aunt Hettie.
fresh
▪ To make a fresh milk cheese at home is the simplest of processes.
▪ Dried whole milk is used mainly in infant feeding, but it can be reconstituted and used as fresh fluid milk.
▪ He reminded himself to include food for the cat: several tins of meat and a couple of bottles of fresh milk.
▪ Its flavor more closely resembles that of fresh milk than that of canned milk.
▪ With my own eyes I saw her crumble the loaf to bits and pour fresh milk on it.
▪ There was fresh milk in the fridge but old tea in the jar - and Selina likes her tea.
▪ It is possible to buy fresh milk in Moscow.
▪ Into his small cup he ladled a measure of fresh goat's milk from a jug on the window-ledge.
hot
▪ Breakfast is tea and muesli, the muesli made with hot water and milk powder.
▪ Gradually whisk in hot milk mixture.
▪ Most of the glasses probably contained hot milk or even worse, but they certainly gave me a thirst.
▪ Gradually stir in the scalding hot milk.
▪ Whisk the egg yolks lightly and pour the hot milk on top.
▪ Then they made more coffee and hot milk and sat in the living-room.
▪ A glass of hot milk or perhaps a glass of ale - whatever she fancied.
▪ A second thermos was passed with hot camels' milk, yellow with saffron and heavily sweet.
organic
▪ In 1996, organic milk sales totaled $ 30 million.
▪ We compromise on salted Straus Family butter, a spunky, high fat, local butter made from organic milk.
skimmed
▪ Avoid cream liqueurs and take tea and coffee black or with skimmed milk.
▪ All the slimmer has to do is to add a daily allocation of skimmed milk and a slice of wholemeal bread.
▪ These days most dairies will deliver skimmed milk, so ask the milkman if he can supply it.
▪ Breakfast each day consists of high fibre cereals with skimmed milk and a Vitamin C enriched orange drink.
▪ You can also buy skimmed milk in powdered form.
▪ Try using skimmed or semi-skimmed milk, or substitute dairy milk with soya milk. 10.
▪ Whole milk contains fat, so a better choice that still retains the calcium content is semi-skimmed or skimmed milk.
▪ You must have half a pint of skimmed milk each day.
warm
▪ I look at a book, and I drink warm milk.
▪ It serves, in other words, like a glass of warm milk or a soothing bath.
▪ Gradually stir in the warm milk.
▪ She was drinking a coffee made entirely with warm milk.
▪ Clare had put her to bed and given her a mug of warm milk and two sleeping tablets.
▪ Then muslin bags containing medicated rice are dipped in warm milk and are dabbed all over your body.
▪ But I soon learnt how to bake little cakes made of corn, which I ate with warm milk.
▪ She tried to feed it with a little warm milk, but there was no swallowing response.
whole
▪ Sweet Pastries, puddings cakes and sauces made with whole milk.
▪ Vitamin A in whole milk varies from 69 micrograms per 100 millilitres in the summer to 44 micrograms in the winter.
▪ Yogurt is a cultured milk product prepared from either whole or skim milk.
▪ Dairy Whole milk and cream, full-fat yoghurt.
▪ The composition of fluid whole milk is regulated by federal laws that set minimum standards for milk fat and solids nonfat.
▪ If you sell farm butter and cheese instead of whole milk you can do well if you have the right market.
▪ Stir whole milk into it very slowly.
■ NOUN
baby
▪ And one of the first foods grand-daughter Lisa gave her baby were Farley's Rusks mixed up with a little baby milk.
▪ Microwave cooking creates potentially dangerous substances in baby milk which may damage the brain, liver and kidneys, doctors said.
bottle
▪ Several residents have reported that their milk bottles have been torn open by birds.
▪ Glasses and milk bottles rattled on the counter.
▪ Doyle was flung back across the table, a milk bottle exploding in the bag he held across his chest.
▪ Not just the clink of milk bottles, but more strangely, the sounds of a group with a few pintas of potential.
▪ Albert: Things ... like going around smashing milk bottles.
▪ He can do his gallivanting in the daylight hours with or without milk bottles.
▪ On the table in the milk bottle was the daffodil he'd picked.
▪ Over all this went a soft metal lid, similar to a modern milk bottle top.
cheese
▪ To make a fresh milk cheese at home is the simplest of processes.
▪ Pecorino, Feta and Manchego are the best known of the remaining ewes' milk cheeses.
▪ Pyrenees may also refer to small ewes' milk cheeses that are produced in the same area.
▪ Spenwood is a delightful sheep's milk cheese from the same dairy as the Wellington.
▪ Fresh goats' milk cheese is available in many supermarkets and has a slightly sharper flavour than fromagefrais.
▪ I keep one pressed goats' milk cheese, Burndell, which has a creamy texture and a mild flavour.
▪ Many goats' milk cheeses are produced organically by small-scale farmers and smallholders.
▪ Where did all our own home-made cream and milk cheeses go?
churn
▪ It was the hub of activity in milk delivery and milk churns were a feature of every station.
coconut
▪ Same tale, different teller, only coconut milk added.
▪ Stir in fish sauce, coconut milk, sugar, and lime juice and bring to a simmer.
▪ These have a full complement of hot peppers, lime and lemon grass, as well as rich coconut milk or coconut itself.
▪ Add remaining coconut milk and a pinch of salt and simmer until slightly thickened, about 5 minutes.
▪ Add coconut milk and plantains and cook until fruit is tender, not mushy, about 10 minutes.
cup
▪ One cup was 260 calories with cup milk, with 20 percent from fat.
float
▪ The one crawling like a milk float.
▪ And they collected so much they had to use a milk float to deliver the load.
▪ This is milk float technology - it could have been more innovative.
jug
▪ In the past it was much used for teapots, milk jugs and other forms of tableware.
▪ Cups, saucers, teapot, milk jug with its little muslin cloth, plates and splattered jam.
▪ Roman put the milk jug in front of her, his fingers slipped and the milk spilt all over the table.
▪ On a tray, set out a matching teapot, milk jug and sugar bowl.
▪ She set out butter, jam, milk jug.
▪ Or the lovely, curved local milk jugs made of some very dark wood.
powder
▪ Mix the flour and milk powder together with a little water to make a thin paste.
▪ Add salt and nonfat dry milk powder, whisking rapidly until milk granules are dissolved into a smooth sauce.
▪ Breakfast is tea and muesli, the muesli made with hot water and milk powder.
▪ But the milk powder was ruined, and so, too, were many of the packets of dried soup and flavourings.
▪ Pritchitt's distribution manager Robert Hamilton sees off the consignment of milk powder bound for Bosnia.
▪ The blaze gutted a spray drying area of the factory used for processing skimmed milk powder.
▪ Combine oats, milk powder and baking powder together.
▪ Mix the remaining milk with the cornflour and skimmed milk powder.
product
▪ Where goat milk or milk products are used for human consumption, milk-withholding periods for different drugs should be observed.
▪ Yogurt is a cultured milk product prepared from either whole or skim milk.
▪ Avoid unpasteurised goat's milk and unpasteurised goat's milk products.
▪ Cholesterol is found only in animal products, such as meats-especially organ meats-whole milk products and the yolk of eggs.
▪ Some went into cereal or malted milk products.
▪ It can be reconstituted and used like any fluid milk product.
▪ Several new milk products are being developed with this goal in mind, and there are two notable entries in the field.
production
▪ The aim of the amalgamation was a national red breed combining high milk production with good muscular development.
▪ However, even a small amount of milk production can represent an important contribution.
▪ It isn't obvious what the optimum trade-off is between, say, milk production and running speed.
▪ However, the process of good milk production comes from increasing the number of feedings, not necessarily their duration.
▪ In the case of animals the objective may be high meat, wool or milk production.
▪ We have also tightened up our management in other key areas of milk production.
▪ These records showed that there were occasional mastitis, lameness and infertility problems which were the main factors in reducing milk production.
▪ Breeding for beef as I do, milk production is only a side-line.
quota
▪ There were a number of dairy farmers whose uncertainty about milk quotas was reflected in their responses.
▪ Mr MacSharry wants to lower milk quotas and to cut guaranteed prices for dairy products, cereals and beef.
shake
▪ They are vital for cleaning machinery tubes and spouts from vending machines and milk shake dispensers to full blown process machinery.
skim
▪ Her face was skim milk, a bluish white, against her flaming hair.
▪ Cultured buttes-milk is pasteurized skim milk or low-fat milk that has been soured by lactic acid producing bacteria or other similar culture.
▪ Yogurt is a cultured milk product prepared from either whole or skim milk.
▪ Or substitute skim milk or fat-free yogurt for whole milk.
▪ And would he run out first, and get a quart of skim milk, please?
▪ Fluid skim milk costs more than nonfat dry milk reconstituted by the consumer.
▪ If vitamin D is added, the level is the same as for skim milk.
tooth
▪ More than half have dental decay in their milk teeth, and she believes that the problem is increasing.
▪ In contrast, we evolved a system with a single tooth replacement, of milk teeth by adult teeth.
yield
▪ The emphasis is on beef but its milk yield remains adequate and it can still be considered a dual-purpose type.
▪ It can also cause a reduced milk yield, thus making the pups cry, creating yet more stress.
▪ The biggest factor in calf performance is the milk yield of the dam.
▪ Poor farmers value an animal not by growth rate or milk yield, but by its ability to survive and reproduce.
■ VERB
add
Add the milk, adding sufficient milk until the mixture is sloppy but holds its shape.
▪ Mix until smooth and gradually add milk and tomatoes.
▪ Gradually add the spiced milk, stirring with a whisk to avoid lumps.
▪ Check occasionally to make sure milk is not cooking too fast. Add additional milk if necessary.
▪ Stir in currants and mixed peel. 3 Add enough milk to make a soft, smooth dough.
▪ Sift in confectioners' sugar and add enough milk to make frosting soft enough to spread.
▪ Gradually add the milk and bring to the boil, stirring, until thick. 5.
▪ Slowly add milk and cook and stir until thickened.
bring
▪ The bairn started bringing his milk back up all the time when he was just a few days old.
▪ People bring everything from milk to canned goods to toilet paper.
▪ In time to put her shopping away before be brings the milk in.
▪ But sometime this year new regulations will bring milk labels into line.
▪ While Greg was living up at the farm she forgot to bring down milk for the cat.
▪ If Iris had not brought me biscuits and milk, I would have eaten nothing.
▪ I can light a fire in your room, and bring you milk and read to you if you like.
buy
▪ At 5 or 6 years ò Trust them to go to the corner shop to buy milk or a paper.
▪ But it works! Buy him a milk shake.
▪ I must provide my own food and buy my goat milk from them.
▪ You can also buy skimmed milk in powdered form.
▪ If you Buy nonfat dry milk for reconstituting for drinking, comparison-shop your markets for the best product at the lowest cost.
▪ As well as pork, you can buy milk, sweets, crisps and pop.
▪ For example, you can't buy milk in the shop Milk.
condense
▪ Add condensed milk, whipped topping and lemon juice; mix gently but thoroughly.
▪ In small saucepan, combine condensed milk and chocolate chips to make filling.
cry
▪ It is now too late to cry over spilt milk.
▪ It was disappointing, to say the least, but there's no point crying over spilt milk.
▪ No use crying over milk that had been spilt long before Minnie's own time in this house.
▪ Nora Simpson didn't believe in crying over spilt milk.
drink
▪ They were in the kitchen, where Hannele had been drinking milk when he returned.
▪ They drank powdered milk instead of fresh.
▪ He drank a lot of milk.
▪ First, he argued that the risks to kids from smoking were comparable to drinking milk.
▪ The group of the population which was most at risk was young children drinking locally produced milk.
▪ I look at a book, and I drink warm milk.
▪ It may be black or green tea flavoured with jasmine flowers, is very fragrant and is always drunk without milk.
▪ I was frequently sick through being forced to drink rancid milk that had been left standing in the playground for hours.
evaporate
▪ Gina Smouse notes that by using low-fat evaporated milk and egg substitute, the fat content of the pudding will be lower.
▪ Reconstituted evaporated milk costs less than fresh, fluid whole milk.
▪ When diluted with an equal volume of water, evaporated milk equals whole milk in composition.
▪ Use evaporated milk for an inexpensive, rich milk in cooking. 7.
▪ Use nonfat dry milk and evaporated milk for whipping whenever suitable.
pour
▪ Juliet poured milk into a saucepan.
▪ Add remaining potatoes, cheese, ham and seasonings. Pour milk on top.
▪ Turn down and pour the milk through a strainer into a bowl.
▪ You want me to pour the milk into the cup.
▪ Mama poured some milk into her tea.
▪ With my own eyes I saw her crumble the loaf to bits and pour fresh milk on it.
▪ Ruth poured cornflakes and milk, and ate them sitting at the table where Rachaela drank her coffee.
▪ She poured milk into her mug and stirred vigorously. ` Look at that.
produce
▪ It's generally accepted that the herbage of this area produces the milk necessary to make a fine cheese.
▪ Transgenic animals are genetically altered to produce proteins in their milk.
▪ Why do these farmers choose to produce some milk, when it can be produced more easily on the lowlands?
▪ A female with a Joey inside and outside the pouch nurses both, producing two types of milk.
▪ The land is used intensively mainly for dairy herds producing fresh milk.
▪ He can not produce milk or bring grass to the young.
▪ Animals that produced insufficient milk were sold.
put
▪ Roman put the milk jug in front of her, his fingers slipped and the milk spilt all over the table.
▪ Sift dry ingredients together and set aside. Put milk and butter in a pan on stove over low heat.
▪ Sometimes humans put out bowls of milk for us and we do all the housework for them.
▪ Stick cloves into the onion pieces and put with milk and bay leaves into a saucepan.
▪ He placed them on the kitchen-dresser, then put away the milk, sugar and butter.
▪ She put milk into all five cups.
sell
▪ Dairy farmers fear that vaccination might mean they could not sell milk.
▪ You will have a lot of baraka here, selling milk.
▪ Thus farmers sell milk and young calves, as well as wool and lambs which are fattened on nearby lowland farms.
▪ Beatrice will decide whether to sell its milk business in two to three months, said Pat Howe, company spokesman.
▪ Since June of last year two of them have not been allowed to sell their milk because it is contaminated with dioxins.
▪ Farmers are also worried about whether they would be able to sell milk and meat from vaccinated animals.
▪ On Friday night Sir Hector made it clear it must separate its milk selling from its milk buying.
stir
Stir for about 1 minute, then gradually stir in the milk.
▪ Simmer over low heat 5 minutes, stirring often. Stir in milk.
▪ Gradually stir in the warm milk.
▪ Using a round-ended knife, stir in the milk to make a soft but no sticky dough.
▪ In small bowl, lightly beat eggs. Stir in milk and butter.
▪ Remove from the heat and gradually stir in the milk.
▪ In a separate bowl beat egg whites until stiff and fold into applesauce mixture. Stir whole milk into it very slowly.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
cry over spilt milk
▪ It is now too late to cry over spilt milk.
▪ It was disappointing, to say the least, but there's no point crying over spilt milk.
▪ Nora Simpson didn't believe in crying over spilt milk.
do you take sugar/milk?
the land of milk and honey
the milk round
the top of the milk
wine/milk etc lake
▪ The food is dumpling-based, substantial, and it would be kinder to draw a veil over the indigenous wine lake.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ We need more milk.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ He said if you want milk and honey on your bread, you have to go into the land of giants.
▪ Many microwaves heat unevenly leading to hot spots in the milk.
▪ She fed it tidbits, morsels of bread soaked in milk.
▪ She said she was not a loose woman but that she had blood in her veins, not Sour milk.
II.verb
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ NOUN
cup
▪ Add garlic, rosemary, and 3 cups milk.
percent
▪ It contains not less than 7. 5 percent milk fat and not more than 3. 5 percent moisture.
▪ Whole milk contains not less than 3. 25 percent milk fat and not less than 8. 25 percent nonfat solids.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
the land of milk and honey
the milk round
the top of the milk
wine/milk etc lake
▪ The food is dumpling-based, substantial, and it would be kinder to draw a veil over the indigenous wine lake.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ And it has fueled the pens of editorial cartoonists, who have milked the story for all its satirical potential.
▪ As Jinny milked on, her thoughts floated vaguely, in the way that was one of the pleasures of the job.
▪ The endemic hypochondria of the Texans was milked by a plethora of expensive clinics which most of them attended.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Milk

Milk \Milk\ (m[i^]lk), n. [AS. meoluc, meoloc, meolc, milc; akin to OFries. meloc, D. melk, G. milch, OHG. miluh, Icel. mj[=o]lk, Sw. mj["o]lk, Dan. melk, Goth. miluks, G. melken to milk, OHG. melchan, Lith. milszti, L. mulgere, Gr. 'ame`lgein. [root]107. Cf. Milch, Emulsion, Milt soft roe of fishes.]

  1. (Physiol.) A white fluid secreted by the mammary glands of female mammals for the nourishment of their young, consisting of minute globules of fat suspended in a solution of casein, albumin, milk sugar, and inorganic salts. ``White as morne milk.''
    --Chaucer.

  2. (Bot.) A kind of juice or sap, usually white in color, found in certain plants; latex. See Latex.

  3. An emulsion made by bruising seeds; as, the milk of almonds, produced by pounding almonds with sugar and water.

  4. (Zo["o]l.) The ripe, undischarged spat of an oyster. Condensed milk. See under Condense, v. t. Milk crust (Med.), vesicular eczema occurring on the face and scalp of nursing infants. See Eczema. Milk fever.

    1. (Med.) A fever which accompanies or precedes the first lactation. It is usually transitory.

    2. (Vet. Surg.) A form puerperal peritonitis in cattle; also, a variety of meningitis occurring in cows after calving.

      Milk glass, glass having a milky appearance.

      Milk knot (Med.), a hard lump forming in the breast of a nursing woman, due to obstruction to the flow of milk and congestion of the mammary glands.

      Milk leg (Med.), a swollen condition of the leg, usually in puerperal women, caused by an inflammation of veins, and characterized by a white appearance occasioned by an accumulation of serum and sometimes of pus in the cellular tissue.

      Milk meats, food made from milk, as butter and cheese. [Obs.]
      --Bailey.

      Milk mirror. Same as Escutcheon, 2.

      Milk molar (Anat.), one of the deciduous molar teeth which are shed and replaced by the premolars.

      Milk of lime (Chem.), a watery emulsion of calcium hydrate, produced by macerating quicklime in water.

      Milk parsley (Bot.), an umbelliferous plant ( Peucedanum palustre) of Europe and Asia, having a milky juice.

      Milk pea (Bot.), a genus ( Galactia) of leguminous and, usually, twining plants.

      Milk sickness (Med.), See milk sickness in the vocabulary.

      Milk snake (Zo["o]l.), a harmless American snake ( Ophibolus triangulus, or Ophibolus eximius). It is variously marked with white, gray, and red. Called also milk adder, chicken snake, house snake, etc.

      Milk sugar. (Physiol. Chem.) See Lactose, and Sugar of milk (below).

      Milk thistle (Bot.), an esculent European thistle ( Silybum marianum), having the veins of its leaves of a milky whiteness.

      Milk thrush. (Med.) See Thrush.

      Milk tooth (Anat.), one of the temporary first set of teeth in young mammals; in man there are twenty.

      Milk tree (Bot.), a tree yielding a milky juice, as the cow tree of South America ( Brosimum Galactodendron), and the Euphorbia balsamifera of the Canaries, the milk of both of which is wholesome food.

      Milk vessel (Bot.), a special cell in the inner bark of a plant, or a series of cells, in which the milky juice is contained. See Latex.

      Rock milk. See Agaric mineral, under Agaric.

      Sugar of milk. The sugar characteristic of milk; a hard white crystalline slightly sweet substance obtained by evaporation of the whey of milk. It is used in pellets and powder as a vehicle for homeopathic medicines, and as an article of diet. See Lactose.

Milk

Milk \Milk\ (m[i^]lk), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Milked (m[i^]lkt); p. pr. & vb. n. Milking.]

  1. To draw or press milk from the breasts or udder of, by the hand or mouth; to withdraw the milk of. ``Milking the kine.''
    --Gay.

    I have given suck, and know How tender 't is to love the babe that milks me.
    --Shak.

  2. To draw from the breasts or udder; to extract, as milk; as, to milk wholesome milk from healthy cows.

  3. To draw anything from, as if by milking; to compel to yield profit or advantage; to plunder.
    --Tyndale.

    They [the lawyers] milk an unfortunate estate as regularly as a dairyman does his stock.
    --London Spectator.

    To milk the street, to squeeze the smaller operators in stocks and extract a profit from them, by alternately raising and depressing prices within a short range; -- said of the large dealers. [Cant]

    To milk a telegram, to use for one's own advantage the contents of a telegram belonging to another person. [Cant]

Milk

Milk \Milk\, v. i.

  1. To draw or to yield milk.

  2. (Elec.) To give off small gas bubbles during the final part of the charging operation; -- said of a storage battery.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
milk

Old English melcan, milcian, meolcian "to milk, give milk, suckle," from Proto-Germanic *melk- "to milk" (cognates: Dutch melken, Old High German melchan, German melken), from PIE root *melg- (see milk (n.)). Figurative sense of "exploit for profit" is first found 1520s. Related: Milked; milking.

milk

Old English meoluc (West Saxon), milc (Anglian), from Proto-Germanic *meluks "milk" (cognates: Old Norse mjolk, Old Frisian melok, Old Saxon miluk, Dutch melk, Old High German miluh, German Milch, Gothic miluks), from *melk- "to milk," from PIE root *melg- "to wipe, to rub off," also "to stroke; to milk," in reference to the hand motion involved in milking an animal (cognates: Greek amelgein, Latin mulgere, Old Church Slavonic mlesti, Lithuanian melžu "to milk," Old Irish melg "milk," Sanskrit marjati "wipes off"). Old Church Slavonic noun meleko (Russian moloko, Czech mleko) is considered to be adopted from Germanic.\n

\nOf milk-like plant juices from late 14c. Milk chocolate is first recorded 1723; milk shake is first recorded 1889, for a variety of creations, but the modern version is only from the 1930s. Milk tooth (1727) uses the word in its figurative sense "period of infancy," attested from 17c. To cry over spilt milk is first attested 1836 in writing of Canadian humorist Thomas C. Haliburton. Milk and honey is from the Old Testament phrase describing the richness of the Promised Land (Num. xvi:13, Old English meolc and hunie). Milk of human kindness is from "Macbeth" (1605).

Wiktionary
milk

Etymology 1 n. 1 (context uncountable English) A white liquid produced by the mammary glands of female mammals to nourish their young. From certain animals, especially cows, it is a common food for humans as a beverage or used to produce various dairy products such as butter, cheese, and yogurt. 2 (context countable informal English) An individual serving of milk. 3 (context uncountable English) A white (or whitish) liquid obtained from a vegetable source such as soy beans, coconuts, almonds, rice, oats. Also called ''non-dairy milk''. 4 The ripe, undischarged spat of an oyster. 5 (context uncountable slang English) semen. Etymology 2

vb. 1 (context transitive English) To express milk from (a mammal, especially a cow). 2 (context transitive English) To draw (milk) from the breasts or udder. 3 (context transitive English) To express any liquid (from any creature). 4 (context transitive figurative English) To make excessive use of (a particular point in speech or writing, etc.); to take advantage of (a situation). 5 (context of an electrical storage battery English) To give off small gas bubbles during the final part of the charge operation.

WordNet
milk
  1. n. a white nutritious liquid secreted by mammals and used as food by human beings

  2. produced by mammary glands of female mammals for feeding their young

  3. a river that rises in the Rockies in northwestern Montana and flows eastward to become a tributary of the Missouri River [syn: Milk River]

  4. any of several nutritive milklike liquids

milk
  1. v. take milk from female mammals; "Cows need to be milked every morning"

  2. exploit as much as possible; "I am milking this for all it's worth"

  3. add milk to; "milk the tea"

Wikipedia
Milk (disambiguation)

Milk is a nutrient liquid produced by mammary glands.

Milk may also refer to:

Milk

Milk is a pale liquid produced by the mammary glands of mammals. It is the primary source of nutrition for infant mammals before they are able to digest other types of food. Early- lactation milk contains colostrum, which carries the mother's antibodies to its young and can reduce the risk of many diseases. It contains many other nutrients including protein and lactose.

As an agricultural product, milk is extracted from non-human mammals during or soon after pregnancy. Dairy farms produced about 730 million tonnes of milk in 2011, from 260 million dairy cows. India is the world's largest producer of milk, and is the leading exporter of skimmed milk powder, yet it exports very few other milk product. The ever increasing rise in domestic demand for dairy products and a large demand-supply gap could lead to India being a net importer of dairy products in the future. New Zealand, the European Union's 28 member states, Australia, and the United States are the world's largest exporters of milk and milk products. China and Russia were the world's largest importers of milk and milk products. Both countries were self-sufficient by 2016 contributing to a worldwide glut of milk.

Throughout the world, there are more than six billion consumers of milk and milk products. Over 750 million people live within dairy farming households.

Milk (song)

"Milk" is a 1996 single written, recorded and produced by alternative rock group Garbage. "Milk" was issued as the fifth and final single to be taken from the band's multi-platinum debut album Garbage. In North America, the single coincided with Garbage's trek around the continent performing as a support act for the Smashing Pumpkins arena tour.

A brand new reworked version of "Milk" was released in the United Kingdom, featuring backing vocals by UK trip hop musician Tricky. After an acclaimed performance of "Milk" by the band at the 1996 MTV Europe Music Awards, as well as winning the " Breakthrough" award on the night; "Milk" debuted at #10 on the UK Singles Chart. The reworked version, without Tricky's vocals, was also released as a single across Europe and in Australia and New Zealand.

In 2007, "Milk" was remastered and included on Garbage's greatest hits album Absolute Garbage.

Milk (South Korean band)

M.I.L.K. ( Milk) was a K-pop girl group signed under SM Entertainment's sister label, BM Entertainment in 2001. They disbanded when Bae Yu-mi left the group in 2003. Now each member has gone off to do their own individual projects such as acting, singing, MCing, VJing, and modeling.

Milk (album)

Milk is an album by Hawksley Workman, released in 2010.

Unlike his album Meat, which was released in traditional album format on January 19, 2010, Milk was planned for release as a series of digital singles, made available for sale through iTunes and Workman's own website; however, the entire album was erroneously released to iTunes' United States store, but not its Canadian store, in January 2010. The album was officially released in CD format in Canada on August 10, 2010.

Milk (Boston band)

Milk is an American indie rock band from Boston, Massachusetts, formed in 2010. The band currently consists of Matt Brady (lead vocals, guitar), Luke Savoca (bass), Sam Taber (piano), and Harold Lucas Weatherby (drums). The group formed while they were attending Boston University.

Milk (film)

Milk is a 2008 American biographical film based on the life of gay rights activist and politician Harvey Milk, who was the first openly gay person to be elected to public office in California, as a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. Directed by Gus Van Sant and written by Dustin Lance Black, the film stars Sean Penn as Milk and Josh Brolin as Dan White, a city supervisor who assassinated Milk and Mayor George Moscone. The film was released to much acclaim and earned numerous accolades from film critics and guilds. Ultimately, it received eight Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture, winning two for Best Actor in a Leading Role for Penn and Best Original Screenplay for Black.

Attempts to put Milk's life to film followed a 1984 documentary of his life and the aftermath of his assassination, titled The Times of Harvey Milk, which was loosely based upon Randy Shilts's biography, The Mayor of Castro Street (the film won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature for 1984, and was awarded Special Jury Prize at the first Sundance Film Festival, among other awards). Various scripts were considered in the early 1990s, but projects fell through for different reasons, until 2007. Much of Milk was filmed on Castro Street and other locations in San Francisco, including Milk's former storefront, Castro Camera.

Milk begins on Harvey Milk's 40th birthday (in 1970), when he was living in New York City and had not yet settled in San Francisco. It chronicles his foray into city politics, and the various battles he waged in the Castro neighborhood as well as throughout the city, and political campaigns to limit the rights of gay people in 1977 and 1978 run by Anita Bryant and John Briggs. His romantic and political relationships are also addressed, as is his tenuous affiliation with troubled Supervisor Dan White; the film ends with White's double homicide of Milk and Mayor George Moscone. The film's release was tied to the 2008 California voter referendum on gay marriage, Proposition 8, when it made its premiere at the Castro Theatre two weeks before election day.

Usage examples of "milk".

Autenreith mentions metastasis of milk through an abdominal abscess to the thigh, and Balthazaar also mentions excretion of milk from the thigh.

Knackstedt has seen an abscess of the thigh which contained eight pounds of milk.

By mixing with milk of lime, the acidity is neutralised, zinc oxide and calcium sulphite are thrown down, and a solution of neutral sodium hydrosulphite is obtained which is more stable and can be kept longer without decomposition.

A leaf placed in milk had the contents of its cells somewhat aggregated in 1 hr.

Lynn Flewelling Seregil must have been generous, Alec thought as she piled his trencher with plump sausages and oat porridge, then fetched a pitcher of milk and some hot ash cakes to go with it.

And I make myself some Gobi Aloo Sag with red food coloring in it and some strawberry milk shake for a drink, and then I watch a video about the solar system and I play some computer games and I go to bed.

Ajaman had the night watch, and he wanted me to bring him some apricots and milk.

The secretion, as we have seen, completely dissolves albumen, muscle, fibrin, areolar tissue, cartilage, the fibrous basis of bone, gelatine, chondrin, casein in the state in which it exists in milk, and gluten which has been subjected to weak hydrochloric acid.

Where local and foreign milk alike are drawn into a general plan for protecting the interstate commerce in the commodity from the interferences, burdens and obstructions, arising from excessive surplus and the social and sanitary evils of low values, the power of the Congress extends also to the local sales.

He wanted to know about the grafting technique my gardeners had been using with success on evergreen shrubs, how much sun was advisable on tulip beds, what proportion of cow-dung was added to the compost used for the auriculas, how much milk my cows yielded.

So they filled their fantasy world with fabulous machines -- machines that ploughed the sod, cut and baled the grain, even milked the cattle.

He hired land also of a tenant of the Basha, and sent wool and milk by the hand of a neighbour to the market at Tetuan.

He lifted the name of the heroine, Bema, from the label of a can of condensed milk.

While properly regulating and restricting the food of the invalid when necessary, they also recognize the fact that many are benefited by a liberal diet of the most substantial food, as steaks, eggs, oysters, milk, and other very nutritious articles of diet, which are always provided in abundance for those for whom they are suited.

Full of ambition and the milk of kindness, he came out to the islands to study beriberi for some medical foundation, and stayed on to work with the natives.