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See also miłe, mìle, and míle

English

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Etymology

Old English mīl, from a Germanic borrowing of Latin mīlia, mīllia, plural of mīle, mīlle ‘mile’ (literally ‘thousand’ but used as a short form of mille passus ‘a thousand paces’). Cognate with Dutch mijl, German Meile.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
mile

Plural
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  1. A unit of measure (length or distance) equal to 5,280 feet (8 furlongs) in the U.S.Customary/Imperial system of measurements. One mile is equal to 1.609344 km. [1]
  2. A Roman unit of measure equal to 1000 (double) steps (mille passus or mille passuum) or 5000 Roman feet (approx. 1480m).
  3. A track race of one mile in length; sometimes used to refer to the 1500m race.
    The runners competed in the mile.
  4. (slang) A great distance.
    The shot missed by a mile.
  5. (informal) One mile per hour, as a measure of speed.
    five miles over the speed limit

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References

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  1. ^ http://www.onlineconversion.com/length_common.htm

Derived terms

See also


Romanian

Pronunciation

  • IPA: [ˈmile]

Noun

mile f. pl.

  1. Plural form of milă.

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