Milliampère Mil`li·am`père" noun [ Milli- + ampère .] (Electricity) The thousandth part of one ampère.
Milliard Mil`liard" noun [ French, from mille , mil , thousand, Latin mille .] A thousand millions; -- called also billion . See Billion .
Milliary Mil"li·a·ry adjective
[ Latin milliarius
containing a thousand, from mille
thousand: confer French milliaire
milliary. See Mile
.] Of or pertaining to a mile, or to distance by miles; denoting a mile or miles.
A milliary column, from which they used to compute the distance of all the cities and places of note. Evelyn.
Milliary Mil"li·a·ry noun
; plural Milliaries
. [ Latin milliarium
. See Milliary
] A milestone.
Millier Mil`lier" noun [ French, from mille thousand.] A weight of the metric system, being one million grams; a metric ton.
Millifold Mil"li·fold` adjective [ Latin mille thousand + English fold times.] Thousandfold. [ R.] Davies (Holy Roode).
Milligram, Milligramme Mil"li·gram, Mil"li·gramme noun [ French milligramme ; milli- milli- + gramme . See 3d Gram .] A measure of weight, in the metric system, being the thousandth part of a gram, equal to the weight of a cubic millimeter of water, or .01543 of a grain avoirdupois.
Milliliter, Millilitre Mil"li·li`ter, Mil"li·li`tre noun [ French millilitre ; milli- milli- + litre . See Liter .] A measure of capacity in the metric system, containing the thousandth part of a liter. It is a cubic centimeter, and is equal to .061 of an English cubic inch, or to .0338 of an American fluid ounce.
Millimeter, Millimetre Mil"li·me`ter, Mil"li·me`tre noun [ French millimètre ; milli- milli- + mètre . See 3d Meter .] A lineal measure in the metric system, containing the thousandth part of a meter; equal to .03937 of an inch. See 3d Meter .
Millimicron Mil"li·mi`cron noun [ Milli- + micron .] The thousandish part of a micron or the millionth part of a millimeter; -- a unit of length used in measuring light waves, etc.
Milliner Mil"li·ner noun
[ From Milaner
an inhabitant of Milan
, in Italy; hence, a man from Milan
who imported women's finery.] 1. Formerly, a man who imported and dealt in small articles of a miscellaneous kind, especially such as please the fancy of women.
No milliner can so fit his customers with gloves. Shak. 2. A person, usually a woman, who makes, trims, or deals in hats, bonnets, headdresses, etc., for women. Man milliner
, a man who makes or deals in millinery; hence, contemptuously, a man who is busied with trifling occupations or embellishments.
Millinery Mil"li·ner·y noun 1. The articles made or sold by milliners, as headdresses, hats or bonnets, laces, ribbons, and the like. 2. The business of work of a milliner.
Millinet Mil`li·net" noun A stiff cotton fabric used by milliners for lining bonnets.
Milling Mill"ing noun The act or employment of grinding or passing through a mill; the process of fulling; the process of making a raised or intented edge upon coin, etc.; the process of dressing surfaces of various shapes with rotary cutters. See Mill . High milling , milling in which grain is reduced to flour by a succession of crackings, or of slight and partial crushings, alternately with sifting and sorting the product. -- Low milling , milling in which the reduction is effected in a single crushing or grinding. -- Milling cutter , a fluted, sharp-edged rotary cutter for dressing surfaces, as of metal, of various shapes. -- Milling machine , a machine tool for dressing surfaces by rotary cutters. -- Milling tool , a roller with indented edge or surface, for producing like indentations in metal by rolling pressure, as in turning; a knurling tool; a milling cutter.
[ French, from Late Latin millio
, from Latin mille
a thousand. See Mile
.] 1. The number of ten hundred thousand, or a thousand thousand, -- written 1,000,000. See the Note under Hundred . 2. A very great number; an indefinitely large number.
Millions of truths that a man is not concerned to know. Locke. 3. The mass of common people; -- with the article the .
For the play, I remember, pleased not the million . Shak.
Millionaire Mil`lion·aire" noun [ French millionnaire .] One whose wealth is counted by millions of francs, dollars, or pounds; a very rich person; a person worth a million or more. [ Written also millionnaire .]
Millionairess Mil`lion·air"ess noun A woman who is a millionaire, or the wife of a millionaire. [ Humorous] Holmes.
Millionary Mil"lion·a·ry adjective Of or pertaining to millions; consisting of millions; as, the millionary chronology of the pundits. Pinkerton.
Millioned Mil"lioned adjective Multiplied by millions; innumerable. [ Obsolete] Shak.
Millionnaire Mil`lion`naire" noun [ French] Millionaire.
Millionth Mil"lionth adjective Being the last one of a million of units or objects counted in regular order from the first of a series or succession; being one of a million.
Millionth Mil"lionth noun The quotient of a unit divided by one million; one of a million equal parts.
Milliped Mil"li·ped noun (Zoology) The same Milleped .
Millistere Mil"li·stere noun [ French millistère , from milli- milli- + stère .] A liter, or cubic decimeter.
Milliweber Mil`li·we"ber noun [ Milli- + weber .] (Physics) The thousandth part of one weber.
Millrea Mill"rea` (mĭl"rē`), Mill"ree` Mill"reis` (-rēs`) }, noun See Milreis .
Millrind Mill"rind` (-rīnd`), Mill"rynd` (- rīnd`) }, noun [ Mill + rynd .] (Her.) A figure supposed to represent the iron which holds a millstone by being set into its center.
Millstone Mill"stone` noun One of two circular stones used for grinding grain or other substance.
No man shall take the nether or the upper millstone to pledge. Deut. xxiv. 6.
» The cellular siliceous rock called buhrstone is usually employed for millstones; also, some kinds of lava, as that Niedermendig, or other firm rock with rough texture. The surface of a millstone has usually a series of radial grooves in which the powdered material collects. Millstone girt (Geol.)
, a hard and coarse, gritty sandstone, dividing the Carboniferous from the Subcarboniferous strata. See Farewell rock , under Farewell , adjective , and Chart of Geology .
-- To see into, or through, a millstone
, to see into or through a difficult matter.
Millwork Mill"work` noun 1. The shafting, gearing, and other driving machinery of mills. 2. The business of setting up or of operating mill machinery.
Millwright Mill"wright` noun A mechanic whose occupation is to build mills, or to set up their machinery.
Milord Mi·lord" noun [ French (also Italian , Spanish , Russian ), from English my lord .] Lit., my lord; hence (as used on the Continent), an English nobleman or gentleman.
Milreis Mil"reis` noun [ Portuguese mil reis , i. e., one thousand reis; mil a thousand + reis , plural of real a rei.] A Portuguese money of account rated in the treasury department of the United States at one dollar and eight cents; also, a Brazilian money of account rated at fifty-four cents and six mills.
Milt Milt noun [ Anglo-Saxon milte ; akin to Dutch milt , German milz , Old High German milzi , Icelandic milti , Danish milt , Swedish mjälte , and probably to English malt , melt . √108. See Malt the grain.] (Anat.) The spleen.
Milt Milt noun [ Akin to Danish melk , Swedish mjölke , German milch , and English milk . See Milk .] (Zoology) (a) The spermatic fluid of fishes. (b) The testes, or spermaries, of fishes when filled with spermatozoa.
Milt Milt transitive verb To impregnate (the roe of a fish) with milt.
Milter Milt"er noun [ Confer Dutch milter , German milcher , milchner . See 2d Milt .] (Zoology) A male fish.
Miltonian Mil·to"ni·an adjective Miltonic. Lowell.
Miltonic Mil·ton"ic adjective Of, pertaining to, or resembling, Milton, or his writings; as, Miltonic prose.
Miltwaste Milt"waste` [ 1st milt + waste .] (Botany) A small European fern ( Asplenium Ceterach ) formerly used in medicine.
Milvine Mil"vine adjective [ Latin milvus kite.] (Zoology) Of or resembling birds of the kite kind.
Milvine Mil"vine noun (Zoology) A bird related to the kite.
Milvus Mil"vus noun [ Latin , a kite.] (Zoology) A genus of raptorial birds, including the European kite.
Mime Mime noun [ Latin mimus , Greek ..., akin to ... to imitate, to mimic: confer French mime . Confer Mimosa .] 1. A kind of drama in which real persons and events were generally represented in a ridiculous manner. 2. An actor in such representations.
Mime Mime intransitive verb To mimic. [ Obsolete] -- Mim"er noun
Mimeograph Mim"e·o·graph noun [ Greek ... to imitate + -graph .] An autographic stencil copying device invented by Edison.
Mimesis Mi·me"sis noun [ New Latin , from Greek ... imitation.] (Rhet. & Biol.) Imitation; mimicry.
Mimetene Mim"e·tene noun (Min.) See Mimetite .
Mimetic Mi·met"ic (?; 277), Mi*met"ic*al }[ Greek ..., from ... to imitate.] 1. Apt to imitate; given to mimicry; imitative. 2. (Biol.) Characterized by mimicry; - - applied to animals and plants; as, mimetic species; mimetic organisms. See Mimicry .
Mimetism Mim"e·tism noun [ From Greek ... to mimic.] (Biol.) Same as Mimicry .
Mimetite Mim"e·tite noun [ Greek ... an imitator. So called because it resembles pyromorphite.] (Min.) A mineral occurring in pale yellow or brownish hexagonal crystals. It is an arseniate of lead.