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A glass of milk (1).

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Etymology

Old English meolc. Compare Danish mælk, Dutch melk, West Frisian molke, German Milch, Norwegian melk, Old English meolc, Swedish mjölk, Yiddish מילך (milkh).

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
milk

Plural
s

milk (s)
  1. (uncountable) A liquid secreted by the mammary glands of mammals to nourish their young.
  2. (countable, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) An individual serving of milk.
    Table three ordered three milks. (Formally: The guests at table three ordered three glasses of milk.)

Quotations

  • 2007 September 24, Chris Horseman (interviewee), Emily Harris (reporter), “Global Dairy Demand Drives Up Prices”, Morning Edition, National Public Radio
    there's going to be that much less milk available to cover any other uses. Which means whether it's liquid milk or whether it's cheese or yogurt, the price gets pulled up right across the board.

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Verb

Infinitive
to milk

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to milk (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To express milk from (a mammal, especially a cow).
  2. (transitive) To express any liquid (from any creature).
  3. (transitive) To talk or write at length about (a particular point).
  4. (transitive) To take advantage of (a situation).

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