Length equal to 5 180 ft or 1.60 km.
- a unit of length equal to 1760 yards
- a unit of length used in navigation; equivalent to the distance spanned by one minute of arc in latitude; 1,852 meters
- a large distance
- a former British unit of length once used in navigation; equivalent to 1828.8 meters (6000 feet)
- a British unit of length equivalent to 1,853.18 meters (6,082 feet)
- an ancient Roman unit of length equival......
A mile is a unit of length most commonly equivalent to 5,280 feet or 1,760 yards (about 1,609 metres). The mile of 5,280 feet is also known as the statute mile or land mile to distinguish it from the nautical mile of approximately 6,076 feet (1,852 metres exactly). There have also been many historical miles and similar units in other systems that ...
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• (n.) A certain measure of distance, being equivalent in England and the United States to 320 poles or rods, or 5,280 feet.
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1609 meters, 5280 feet, or 1760 yards. Note: 1600m is not a mile.
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1609 meters; approximately 4 laps around track
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stat mi noun a unit of length equal to 1760 yards
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noun a footrace extending one mile; `he holds the record in the mile`
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[Noun] A unit of distance. It measures 1 760 yards or roughly 1.6 kilometres.
Example: Michelle cycles 5 miles to work every day.
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Mile noun [ Anglo-Saxon mīl , from Latin millia , milia ; plural of mille a thousand, i. e., milia passuum a thousand paces. Confer Mill the tenth of a cent, Million .] A certain measure of distance, being equivalent in England and the United St...
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A certain measure of distance, being equivalent in England and the United States to 320 poles or rods, or 5,280 feet. ... 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...
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A measure of distance, the name of which is an abbreviation of the Latin mille passes or 'one thousand paces.' Since the paces (one step with each foot) of the Roman army were supposed to be two steps, each 2.5 feet long, one thousand paces is very close to the length now called a statute mile ?...
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A nautical mile is one minute of the equator, or 2026.334 yards.
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A non-metric unit of length which can be divided into 8 furlongs, 80 chains, 360 rods, 1760 yards, 5280 feet, 8000 links or 63360 inches. It is equal to 1609.344 metres, more or less.
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A unit of distance most commonly used in Britain and the US.Abbreviation: miConversions1 mile=1609.344 metres1 mile=5280 feet1 mile=80 chains (Gunter)1 mile=8000 links (Gunter)1 mile=1.609344 kilometres1 mile=320 rods1 mile=1760 yards1 mile=0.869 nautical milesttle='Mile';xiunt='m';yiunt='mile';mconv=1609.344;cconv=0.0; See also: Chain, Foot, Furlo...
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An event in both long course and short course meets, either 1500 meters or 1650 yards. (Both events are both technically short of a mile.)
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any of various units of distance, such as the statute mile of 5,280 feet (1.609 km). It originated from the Roman mille passus, or `thousand paces,` ... [2 related articles]
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Imperial unit of linear measure. A statute mile is equal to 1,760 yards (1.60934 km), and an international nautical mile is equal to 2,026 yards (1,852 m)
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Latin mille passus (1,000 paces); 5,000 Roman feet are approximately 0.92 English mile or approximately 4,850 English feet .
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mile: see English units of measurement.
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The mile is a unit of the imperial scale of measurement of length equivalent (as set in 1593) to 8 furlongs each 40 poles or perches, 1760 yards or 1.6093 kilometres. It is also 80 surveying chains, of 22 yards each. The square mile is 6400 square chains, or 640 acres. The mile was first used by the Romans, whose mile was 1000 paces, each 5 feet; a...
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[n] - a large distance 2. [n] - an ancient Roman unit of length equivalent to 1620 yards 3. [n] - a Swedish unit of length equivalent to 10 km 4. [n] - a unit of length equal to 1760 yards 5. [n] - a footrace extending one mile
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