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milksugar
milk sugar n. See lactose. * * *
milktoast
milk toast n. Toast, usually buttered, served in warm milk, often with sugar or seasonings. * * *
milktooth
milk tooth n. Any of the temporary first teeth of a young mammal. Also called baby tooth, primary tooth. * * *
milkvetch
milk vetch n. Any of various plants of the genus Astragalus, having pinnate, compound leaves and clusters of purple, white, or yellowish flowers.   [From the belief that it ...
milkweed
/milk"weed'/, n. 1. any of several plants that secrete a milky juice or latex, esp. those of the genus Asclepias, as A. syriaca. Cf. milkweed family. 2. any of various other ...
milkweed beetle
any of several small red, black-spotted elongated beetles of the genus Tetraopes, common in eastern North America, that inhabit the milkweed. [1835-45] * * * ▪ ...
milkweed bug
any of several red and black lygaeid bugs, as Oncopeltus fasciatus, that feed on the juice of the milkweed. [1900-05] * * *
milkweed butterfly
See monarch butterfly. [1875-80, Amer.] * * * ▪ insect group       any of a group of butterflies in the brush-footed butterfly (q.v.) family, Nymphalidae (order ...
milkweed family
the plant family Asclepiadaceae, characterized by herbaceous plants, shrubs, and vines having simple, opposite or whorled leaves, usually milky juice, umbellike clusters of small ...
milkweed floss
▪ seed fibre       seed fibre of Asclepias syriaca, or common milkweed, and A. incarnata, or butterfly weed, both of which are plants of the Asclepiadaceae family and ...
milkweed tortoise beetle.
See under tortoise beetle. * * *
milkweedbutterfly
milkweed butterfly n. See monarch butterfly. * * *
milkwood
/milk"wood'/, n. any of various trees having a milky juice, as Pseudomedia spuria, of Jamaica. [1860-65; MILK + WOOD1] * * *
milkwort
/milk"werrt', -wawrt'/, n. 1. any plant or shrub of the genus Polygala, formerly supposed to increase the secretion of milk. 2. See sea milkwort. [1570-80; MILK + WORT2] * * *
milky
—milkily, adv. —milkiness, n. /mil"kee/, adj., milkier, milkiest. 1. of or like milk, esp. in appearance or consistency. 2. white or whitish in color. 3. giving a good supply ...
milky disease
milky disease or milky spore disease n. any of several bacterial diseases of the larvae of scarab beetles, as a disease of Japanese beetle grubs, characterized by the milky-white ...
Milky Way
Astron. the spiral galaxy containing our solar system. With the naked eye it is observed as a faint luminous band stretching across the heavens, composed of approximately a ...
Milky Way Galaxy
Large spiral galaxy (roughly 150,000 light-years in diameter) that contains Earth's solar system. It includes the multitude of stars whose light is seen as the Milky Way, the ...
Milky Way{™}
n 1. (in Britain) a chocolate bar with a soft, light centre. For many years it was advertised as ‘the sweet you can eat between meals without ruining your appetite’. 2. (in ...
milkydisease
milky disease n. A bacterial disease of Japanese beetle larvae and other scarabaeid grubs that eventually turns the grub a milky white color. Also called milky spore disease. * * ...
MilkyWay
Milk·y Way (mĭlʹkē) n. The galaxy containing the solar system, visible as a broad band of faint light in the night sky.   [Middle English, translation of Latin via lactea: ...
mill
mill1 /mil/, n. 1. a factory for certain kinds of manufacture, as paper, steel, or textiles. 2. a building equipped with machinery for grinding grain into flour and other cereal ...
Mill
/mil/, n. 1. James, 1773-1836, English philosopher, historian, and economist, born in Scotland. 2. his son John Stuart, 1806-73, English philosopher and economist. * * * (as ...
mill chisel
a woodworking chisel having a blade more than 8 in. (20 cm) long. Also called millwright chisel. * * *
mill construction
heavy, fire-resistant timber construction within masonry walls, all vertical communication being within masonry towers provided with fire doors. * * *
mill hole
Mining. drawhole. * * *
Mill on the Floss
a novel (1860) by George Eliot. It is mainly about the relationship between a brother and sister, Tom and Maggie Tulliver, who live in a mill (= a building where grain is ground ...
Mill on the Floss, The
a novel (1860) by George Eliot. * * *
mill run
mill run n. ☆ 1. a quantity of ore whose quality or mineral content is tested by milling 2. the mineral obtained by such testing * * *
mill scale
scale1 (def. 6b). [1875-80] * * *
Mill Valley
a town in W California, NW of San Francisco. 12,967. * * *
mill wheel
a wheel, esp. a waterwheel, for driving a mill. [bef. 1000; ME myln whele, OE mylenhweol. See MILL1, WHEEL] * * *
Mill's methods
Five methods of experimental reasoning distinguished by John Stuart Mill in his System of Logic (1843). Suppose one is interested in determining what factors play a role in ...
Mill, Hugh Robert
▪ British geographer and meteorologist born May 28, 1861, Thurso, Caithness, Scot. died April 5, 1950, East Grinstead, Sussex, Eng.       British geographer and ...
Mill, James
born April 6, 1773, Northwater Bridge, Forfarshire, Scot. died June 23, 1836, London, Eng. Scottish philosopher, historian, and economist. After studying at the University of ...
Mill, John Stuart
born May 20, 1806, London, Eng. died May 8, 1873, Avignon, France British philosopher and economist, the leading expositor of utilitarianism. He was educated exclusively and ...
Mill,James
Mill (mĭl), James. 1773-1836. Scottish philosopher, economist, and a founder of utilitarianism. His works include An Analysis of the Phenomena of the Human Mind (1829). * * *
Mill,John Stuart
Mill, John Stuart. 1806-1873. British philosopher and economist known especially for his interpretations of empiricism and utilitarianism. His many works include A System of ...
mill-run
/mil"run"/, adj. coming directly from a mill, esp. without having been sorted: mill-run carpets. [1880-85, Amer.] * * *
mill.
million. * * *
Milla, Roger
▪ Cameroonian athlete in full  Albert Roger Milla , original name  Albert Roger Miller  born May 20, 1952, Yaoundé, Cameroon       Cameroonian football (soccer) ...
millable
—millability, n. /mil"euh beuhl/, adj. capable of being milled: millable wheat. [1900-05; MILL1 + -ABLE] * * *
millage
/mil"ij/, n. the tax rate, as for property, assessed in mills per dollar. * * *
Millais
/mi lay"/, n. Sir John Everett, 1829-96, English painter. * * *
Millais, Sir John Everett
born June 8, 1829, Southampton, Hampshire, Eng. died Aug. 13, 1896, London British painter and illustrator. In 1848 he became a founding member of the Pre-Raphaelites, a group ...
Millais, Sir John Everett, 1st Baronet
▪ British painter born June 8, 1829, Southampton, Hampshire, Eng. died Aug. 13, 1896, London  English painter and illustrator, and a founding member of the artistic movement ...
Millais,Sir John Everett
Mil·lais (mĭ-lāʹ), Sir John Everett. 1829-1896. British painter and a founder of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood (1848). His works include Christ in the Carpenter's Shop ...
Milland, Ray
orig. Reginald Truscott-Jones born Jan. 3, 1907, Neath, Glamorganshire, Wales died March 10, 1986, Torrance, Calif., U.S. Welsh-born U.S. actor. He made his film debut in 1929 ...
Millar, Sir Ronald Graeme
▪ 1999       British actor, playwright, and screenwriter who was a speechwriter for three prime ministers and provided one of Margaret Thatcher's most famous lines, "The ...
Millard
/mil"euhrd/, n. a male given name. * * *
Millard Fillmore: A Golden Rule for Foreign Affairs
▪ Primary Source              Because a republican form of government had been coupled in the United States with unprecedented economic, social, and scientific ...
Millardet, Pierre-Marie-Alexis
▪ French botanist born Dec. 13, 1838, Monmerey-la-Ville, France died Dec. 15, 1902, Bordeaux       French botanist who developed the Bordeaux mixture, the first ...
Millau
▪ France       town, Aveyron département, Midi-Pyrénées région, southern France. It lies in the Grands-Causses plateau region (and regional park), at the confluence ...
Millay
/mi lay"/, n. Edna St. Vincent (Mrs. Eugen Jan Boissevain), 1892-1950, U.S. poet. * * *
Millay, Edna St. Vincent
born Feb. 22, 1892, Rockland, Maine, U.S. died Oct. 19, 1950, Austerlitz, N.Y. U.S. poet and dramatist. Her work is filled with the imagery of the Maine coast and countryside. ...
Millay,Edna Saint Vincent
Mil·lay (mĭ-lāʹ), Edna Saint Vincent. 1892-1950. American poet whose volumes include The Harp Weaver and Other Poems (1923), for which she won a Pulitzer Prize. * * *
Millbank
a road in central London along the north bank of the River Thames. Part of the Houses of Parliament(2) is at one end of it and Tate Britain is towards the other end. Millbank ...
Millbank Tower
➡ Millbank * * *
millboard
/mil"bawrd', -bohrd'/, n. Bookbinding. a strong, thick pasteboard used to make book covers. [1705-15; MILL(ED) + BOARD] * * *
Millbrae
/mil"bray/, n. a city in W California, on San Francisco Bay. 20,058. * * *
Millburn
/mil"beuhrn/, n. a township in NE New Jersey. 19,543. * * * ▪ township, New Jersey, United States       township (town), Essex county, northeastern New Jersey, U.S., ...
Millbury
/mil"ber'ee, -beuh ree/, n. a city in central Massachusetts. 11,808. * * *
millcake
/mil"kayk'/, n. See linseed cake. [1830-40; MILL1 + CAKE] * * *
milldam
/mil"dam'/, n. a dam built in a stream to furnish a head of water for turning a mill wheel. [1150-1200; ME; see MILL1, DAM1] * * *
Mille Miglia
▪ automobile race       (Italian: (Italy) “Thousand Miles”), the most famous of the Italian road races for automobiles. Although the course was changed 13 times in ...
mille-feuille
/meel fue"yeu/, n., pl. mille-feuilles /-fue"yeu/. French Cookery. napoleon (def. 1). Also, millefeuille. [1890-95; < F, equiv. to mille thousand ( < L; see MILLI-) + feuille ...
Millecent
/mil"euh seuhnt/, n. a female given name. * * *
milled
/mild/, v. 1. pt. and pp. of mill1. adj. 2. (of a coin) struck by a mill or press and usually finished with transverse ribs or grooves: milled dimes and quarters. 3. ground or ...
Milledgeville
/mil"ij vil'/, n. a city in central Georgia: state capital 1807-68. 12,176. * * * ▪ Georgia, United States       city, seat (1807) of Baldwin county, central Georgia, ...
millefiori
/mil'euh fee awr"ee, -ohr"ee/, n. decorative glass made by fusing multicolored glass canes together, cutting them crosswise, joining them into new groups, embedding the groups in ...
millefiori glass
▪ decorative art       (Italian: “thousand flowers”), type of mosaic (mosaic glass) glassware characterized by a flowerlike pattern. It is produced by first heating ...
millefleur
/meel flerr", -floor"/; Fr. /meel fluerdd"/, adj. having a background sprinkled with representations of flowers, as certain tapestries or pieces of glasswork. [1905-10; < F mille ...
millefleur tapestry
(French: “thousand flowers”),also called  Menues Verdures,         kind of tapestry characterized by its background motif of many small flowers. Most often they ...
millefleurs
millefleurs or millefleur [mēl΄flʉr′] adj. 〚< Fr mille fleurs, a thousand flowers〛 having an allover, multicolored pattern of many flowers, as a tapestry or ornamental ...
millefleurs tapestry
(French; "thousand flowers") Tapestry characterized by a background motif of many small flowers. Most millefleurs tapestries show secular scenes or allegories. They are thought ...
millenarian
/mil'euh nair"ee euhn/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to a thousand, esp. the thousand years of the prophesied millennium. 2. of or pertaining to the millennium, esp. of Christian ...
millenarianism
See millenarian. * * *
millenary
/mil"euh ner'ee/, adj., n., pl. millenaries. adj. 1. consisting of or pertaining to a thousand, esp. a thousand years. 2. pertaining to the millennium. n. 3. an aggregate of a ...
Millenary Petition
▪ English history       moderate request for changes in certain practices within the Church of England, presented to King James I of England in April 1603 by Puritan ...
millend
mill end n. An end portion of a roll of carpeting or fabric. * * *
millennial
—millennially, adv. /mil len"ee euhl/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to a millennium or the millennium. 2. worthy or suggestive of the millennium. [1655-65; MILLENNI(UM) + -AL1] * * ...
Millennial Church
the church of the Shakers. * * *
millennialism
—millennialist, n. /mi len"ee euh liz'euhm/, n. a belief in the millennium. Also called millenarianism /mil'euh nair"ee euh niz'euhm/. [1905-10; MILLENNIAL + -ISM] * * * or ...
millennialist
See millennial. * * *
millennially
See millennial. * * *
millennium
/mi len"ee euhm/, n., pl. millenniums, millennia /-nee euh/. 1. a period of 1000 years. 2. the millennium, the period of a thousand years during which Christ will reign on earth. ...
millennium bug
Informal. a bug that can cause computers or software to misinterpret the first two digits of the year 2000 as 19, due to the coding of dates using only the last two digits of the ...
Millennium Commission
an independent organization set up by the British government to organize events to celebrate the end of the 20th century and the beginning of the 21st century. It was responsible ...
Millennium Dome
a very large structure, in the shape of a dome (= a building with a round roof) that was built near Greenwich, an area of south London. It cost £700 million to build and was ...
Millennium Stadium
a large sports stadium in Cardiff which opened in 1999. It is where many important British sporting events, especially football and rugby, are held as well as events such as pop ...
millenniumbug
millennium bug n. See Y2K bug. * * *
millepede
/mil"euh peed'/, n. millipede. * * *
millepore
/mil"euh pawr', -pohr'/, n. a coralline hydrozoan of the genus Millepora, having a smooth calcareous surface with many perforations. [1745-55; < NL millepora, equiv. to mille ...
miller
/mil"euhr/, n. 1. a person who owns or operates a mill, esp. a mill that grinds grain into flour. 2. See milling machine. 3. any moth, esp. of the family Noctuidae, having wings ...
Miller
/mil"euhr/, n. 1. Arthur, born 1915, U.S. playwright and novelist. 2. Glenn, 1904-44, U.S. dance bandleader and trombonist. 3. Henry, 1891-1980, U.S. novelist. 4. Joaquin /wah ...
Miller index
Crystall. one of three integers giving the orientation and position of the face of a crystal in terms of the reciprocals, in lowest terms, of the intercepts of the face with each ...
Miller indices
▪ crystallography       group of three numbers that indicates the orientation of a plane or set of parallel planes of atoms in a crystal. If each atom in the crystal is ...
miller's-thumb
/mil"euhrz thum"/, n. any of several small, freshwater sculpins of the genus Cottus, of Europe and North America. [1400-50; late ME milneres thume; the fish is so called from its ...
miller'sthumb
mill·er's thumb (mĭlʹərz) n. Any of several small freshwater sculpins of the genus Cottus, especially C. gobio, found in Europe and North America and having a large spiny ...
Miller, (Alton) Glenn
born March 1, 1904, Clarinda, Iowa, U.S. died Dec. 16, 1944, at sea U.S. trombonist and leader of one of the most popular dance bands of the swing era. Miller formed his band ...
Miller, (Alton)Glenn
Miller, (Alton) Glenn. 1909-1944. American bandleader and composer whose orchestra was one of the most popular groups of the big-band era. * * *
Miller, Alice Duer
▪ American author née  Alice Maude Duer  born July 28, 1874, Staten Island, N.Y., U.S. died Aug. 22, 1942, New York, N.Y.       American writer whose work—mostly ...
Miller, Ann
▪ 2005 Johnnie Lucille Ann Collier        American dancer and actress (b. April 12, 1919?, Chireno, Texas—d. Jan. 22, 2004, Los Angeles, Calif.), had a powerful ...
Miller, Arthur
born Oct. 17, 1915, New York, N.Y., U.S. U.S. playwright. He began writing plays while a student at the University of Michigan. His first important play, All My Sons (1947), ...
Miller, Arthur Asher
▪ 2006  American playwright (b. Oct. 17, 1915, New York, N.Y.—d. Feb. 10, 2005, Roxbury, Conn.), combined social awareness with a searching concern for his characters' inner ...
Miller, Bode
▪ 2006       In 2005 Alpine skiing had a new star and the U.S. ski team had its best male skier in two decades, perhaps ever, as Bode Miller claimed the World Cup ...
Miller, David Hunter
▪ American lawyer born Jan. 2, 1875, New York City died July 21, 1961, Washington, D.C.       U.S. lawyer and an expert on treaties who participated in the drafting of ...
Miller, Delvin Glenn
▪ 1997       ("DEL"), U.S. Hall of Fame harness-racing driver who, in a career of some 60 years, logged nearly 2,500 official victories and won more than $11 million in ...
Miller, G William
▪ 2007       American corporate executive and government official (b. March 9, 1925, Sapulpa, Okla.—d. March 17, 2006, Washington, D.C.), was a skillful and energetic ...
Miller, George A(rmitage)
born Feb. 2, 1920, Charleston, W.Va., U.S. U.S. psychologist. He taught at Harvard, Rockefeller, and Princeton universities. He is known for his work in cognitive psychology, ...
Miller, Glenn
▪ American composer and musician original name in full  Alton Glen Miller  born March 1, 1904, Clarinda, Iowa, U.S. died Dec. 16, 1944, at sea en route from London to ...
Miller, Harriet Mann
▪ American author née  Harriet Mann,  pseudonym  Olive Thorne,  Harriet M. Miller,  or  Olive Thorne Miller  born June 25, 1831, Auburn, N.Y., U.S. died Dec. 25, 1918, ...
Miller, Henry
▪ American author born Dec. 26, 1891, New York City died June 7, 1980, Pacific Palisades, Calif., U.S.  U.S. writer and perennial Bohemian whose autobiographical novels ...
Miller, Henry (Valentine)
born Dec. 26, 1891, New York, N.Y., U.S. died June 7, 1980, Pacific Palisades, Calif. U.S. writer and perennial bohemian. Miller wrote about his Brooklyn, N.Y., childhood in ...
Miller, Hugh
▪ British geologist born Oct. 10, 1802, Cromarty, Cromartyshire, Scot. died Dec. 24, 1856, Edinburgh  Scottish geologist and lay theologian who was considered one of the ...
Miller, J. Hillis
▪ American literary critic in full  Joseph Hillis Miller  born March 5, 1928, Newport News, Va., U.S.       American literary critic who was initially associated with ...
Miller, Jason
▪ 2002       American actor and playwright (b. April 22, 1939, Long Island City, Queens, N.Y.—d. May 13, 2001, Scranton, Pa.), was nominated for an Academy Award for ...
Miller, Joaquin
▪ American writer pseudonym of  Cincinnatus Hiner Miller, Hiner  also spelled  Heine  born Sept. 8, 1837, near Liberty, Ind., U.S. died Feb. 17, 1913, Oakland, ...
Miller, Johann Martin
▪ German poet, novelist, and preacher born Dec. 3, 1750, Imperial City of Ulm [Germany] died June 21, 1814, Ulm, Württemberg       German poet, novelist, and preacher ...
Miller, Jonathan
▪ British director born July 21, 1934, London, Eng.       actor, director, producer, medical doctor, and man of letters noted for his wide-ranging ...
Miller, Jonathan (Wolfe)
born July 21, 1934, London, Eng. British director, writer, and actor. After earning a medical degree at Cambridge University, he made his professional stage debut at the ...
Miller, Keith Ross
▪ 2005       Australian cricketer (b. Nov. 28, 1919, Sunshine, Vic., Australia—d. Oct. 11, 2004, near Melbourne, Australia), was one of the best all-rounders of the ...
Miller, Marilyn
▪ American actress pseudonym of  Mary Ellen Reynolds  born Sept. 1, 1898, Evansville, Ind., U.S. died April 7, 1936, New York, N.Y.       one of the most popular ...
Miller, May
▪ American playwright and poet married name  May Sullivan   born Jan. 26, 1899, Washington, D.C., U.S. died Feb. 8, 1995, Washington, D.C.       African-American ...
Miller, Merton H.
▪ American economist in full  Merton Howard Miller  born May 16, 1923, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S. died June 3, 2000, Chicago, Illinois       American economist who, ...
Miller, Merton Howard
▪ 2001       American economist (b. May 16, 1923, Boston, Mass.—d. June 3, 2000, Chicago, Ill.), pioneered the field of capital asset theory; along with Harry M. ...
Miller, Neal E(lgar)
born Aug. 3, 1909, Milwaukee, Wis., U.S. died March 23, 2002, Hamden, Conn. U.S. psychologist. He earned his Ph.D. from Yale University and remained at Yale's Institute of ...
Miller, Neal E.
▪ American psychologist in full  Neal Elgar Miller  born August 3, 1909, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S. died March 23, 2002, Hamden, Connecticut       American ...
Miller, Neal Elgar
▪ 2003       American psychologist (b. Aug. 3, 1909, Milwaukee, Wis.—d. March 23, 2002, Hamden, Conn.), conducted pioneering research on biofeedback—a technique by ...
Miller, Oskar von
▪ German engineer born May 7, 1855, Munich [Germany] died April 9, 1934, Munich       electrical engineer who fostered the electric-power industry in Germany and ...
Miller, Ralph
▪ 2002       American basketball coach (b. March 9, 1919, Chanute, Kan.—d. May 15, 2001, Black Butte, Ore.), was one of the most successful coaches in the history of ...
Miller, Samuel Freeman
▪ United States jurist born April 5, 1816, Richmond, Ky., U.S. died Oct. 13, 1890, Washington, D.C.  associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (1862–90), a leading ...
Miller, Shannon
▪ 1995       During the 1992 summer Olympic Games in Barcelona, Spain, a 15-year-old U.S. gymnast, Shannon Miller, drew worldwide notice by earning two silver medals ...
Miller, Stanley
▪ 2008  American chemist born March 7, 1930, Oakland, Calif. died May 20, 2007, National City, Calif. designed the first experiment to produce organic molecules from some of ...
Miller, William
▪ American religious leader born Feb. 15, 1782, Pittsfield, Mass., U.S. died Dec. 20, 1849, Low Hampton, N.Y.       American religious enthusiast, leader of a movement ...
Miller,Arthur
Mil·ler (mĭlʹər), Arthur. Born 1915. American playwright whose works include Death of a Salesman (1949), for which he won a Pulitzer Prize, and The Crucible (1953). * * *
Miller,Henry Valentine
Miller, Henry Valentine. 1891-1980. American writer whose novels Tropic of Cancer (1934) and Tropic of Capricorn (1939) were banned in the United States because of their sexual ...
Miller,Joaquin
Miller, Joaquin. Pseudonym of Cincinnatus Hiner Miller. 1837-1913. American poet whose work is based on his adventures in the West. His collections include Specimens (1868) and ...
Miller,Merton Howard
Miller, Merton Howard. Born 1923. American economist. He shared a 1990 Nobel Prize for contributions to financial economics. * * *
Miller,William
Miller, William. 1782-1849. American religious leader who preached that Christ's Second Coming would take place in 1843. Miller's followers later organized the Advent Christian ...
Millerand
/meel rddahonn"/, n. Alexandre /ann lek sahonn"drddeu/, 1859-1943, president of France 1920-24. * * *
Millerand, Alexandre
born Feb. 10, 1859, Paris, France died April 7, 1943, Versailles French politician. He was an editor of socialist journals (1883–98) and served in the Chamber of Deputies ...
millerbird
/mil"euhr berrd'/, n. a rare, small, gray-brown, thin-billed warbler, Acrocephalus familiaris, occurring only on the Hawaiian islet of Nihoa: the subspecies that inhabited the ...
MillerCoors
▪ American company       American brewing company formed in 2008 through the merger of SABMiller PLC and Molson Coors. Its headquarters are in Chicago.       The ...
millerite
/mil"euh ruyt'/, n. a mineral, nickel sulfide, NiS, occurring in slender, bronze-colored crystals: a minor ore of nickel. [1850-55; Miller (see MILLER INDEX) + -ITE1] * * * ▪ ...
Millerite
/mil"euh ruyt'/, n. a follower of William Miller, a U.S. preacher who taught that the Second Advent of Christ and the beginning of the millennium were to occur in 1843. [1835-45, ...
Milles
/mil"euhs/, n. Carl (Carl Wilhelm Emil Anderson), 1875-1955, U.S. sculptor, born in Sweden. * * *
Milles, Carl
▪ Swedish sculptor original name  Wilhelm Carl Emil Andersson  born June 23, 1875, Lagga, near Uppsala, Sweden died September 19, 1955, Lidingö       Swedish ...
millesimal
—millesimally, adv. /mi les"euh meuhl/, adj. 1. thousandth. n. 2. a thousandth part. [1710-20; < L millesim(us) thousandth (mille thousand + -esimus ordinal suffix) + -AL1] * * ...
millesimally
See millesimal. * * *
millet
/mil"it/, n. 1. a cereal grass, Setaria italica, extensively cultivated in the East and in southern Europe for its small seed, or grain, used as food for humans and fowls, but in ...
Millet
/mi lay"/; for 2 also Fr. /mee le"/, n. 1. Francis Davis, 1846-1912, U.S. painter, illustrator, and journalist. 2. Jean François /zhahonn frddahonn swann"/, 1814-75, French ...
Millet, Jean François
Mil·let (mĭ-lāʹ, mē-), Jean François. 1814-1875. French painter whose works, such as The Gleaners (1857) and Winter with Ravens (1862), portray peasant life and bucolic ...
Millet, Jean-François
born Oct. 4, 1814, Gruchy, France died Jan. 20, 1875, Barbizon French painter. Born to a peasant family, he studied with a painter in Paris, but when one of his two submissions ...
Millett
(1934– ) a US writer and feminist (= person who believes strongly that women should have the same rights and opportunities as men). Her book Sexual Politics (1970) was a major ...
Millett, Kate
▪ American feminist, author, and artist in full  Katherine Murray Millett  born Sept. 14, 1934, St. Paul, Minn., U.S.       American feminist, author, and artist, an ...
Millett,Kate
Mil·lett (mĭlʹĭt), Kate. Born 1934. American feminist leader who wrote Sexual Politics (1970), a classic work of feminist theory. * * *
millfinish
mill finish n. A smooth surface made by machine on various papers. Also called machine finish. * * *
millhouse
/mil"hows'/, n., pl. millhouses /-how'ziz/. a building that houses milling machinery, esp. of flour. [1250-1300; ME milnehous; see MILL1, HOUSE] * * *
milli-
a combining form meaning "thousand" (millipede): in the metric system, used in the names of units equal to one thousandth of the given base unit (millimeter). [ < F < L, comb. ...
milliammeter
/mil'ee am"mee'teuhr/, n. an instrument for measuring small electric currents, calibrated in milliamperes. [1900-05; MILLIAM(PERE) + -METER] * * *
milliampere
/mil'ee am"pear, -am pear"/, n. Elect. a unit of electric current equal to one thousandth of an ampere. Abbr.: mA [1890-95; < F; see MILLI-, AMPERE] * * *
milliard
/mil"yeuhrd, -yahrd/, n. Brit. one thousand millions; equivalent to U.S. billion. [1785-95; < F; see MILLI-, -ARD] * * *
milliary
/mil"ee er'ee/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or designating the ancient Roman mile of a thousand paces. 2. marking a mile. [1600-10; < L milliarius comprising a thousand, a ...
millibar
/mil"euh bahr'/, n. a centimeter-gram-second unit of pressure equal to one thousandth of a bar or 1000 dynes per square centimeter, used to measure air pressure. Abbr.: ...
millibarn
/mil"euh bahrn'/, n. one thousandth of a barn. Abbr.: mb [1950-55; MILLI- + BARN2] * * *
Millicent
/mil"euh seuhnt/, n. a female given name: from Germanic words meaning "work" and "strong." * * * ▪ South Australia, Australia       market and industrial town, ...
millicurie
/mil"i kyoor'ee, -kyoo ree'/, n. Physics, Chem. a unit of radioactivity equal to one thousandth of a curie; 3.70 × 107 disintegrations per second. Abbr.: mCi, mc [1905-10; ...
millidegree
/mil"i di gree'/, n. one thousandth of a degree. [1940-45; MILLI- + DEGREE] * * *
Millie
/mil"ee/, n. a female given name, form of Millicent or Mildred. * * *
millieme
/meel yem", mee yem"/, n. 1. a cupronickel coin of Egypt and Sudan, the 1000th part of a pound or the 10th part of a piaster. 2. a former coin and monetary unit of Libya, the ...
milliequivalent
/mil"ee i kwiv"euh leuhnt/, n. a unit of measure, applied to electrolytes, that expresses the combining power of a substance. Abbr.: mEq [1925-30; MILLI- + EQUIVALENT] * * *
millier
/meel yay"/, n. 1000 kilograms; a metric ton. [ < F < L milliarius. See MILLI-, -IER2] * * *
millifarad
/mil"euh far'euhd, -ad/, n. Elect. a unit of capacitance, equal to one thousandth of a farad. Abbr.: mF, mf [1960-65; MILLI- + FARAD] * * *
milligal
/mil"i gal'/, n. a unit of acceleration, equal to one thousandth of a gal; one thousandth of a centimeter per second per second. Abbr.: mGal [1910-15; MILLI- + GAL2] * * *
Milligan
(1918–2002) a British comedian and writer, born in India. He first became famous as one of the stars of The Goon Show, much of which he also wrote, in the 1950s. He later ...
Milligan, Ex Parte
▪ law case       (1866), case in which the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the federal government could not establish military courts to try civilians except where civil ...
Milligan, Spike
▪ Irish writer and comedian byname of  Terence Alan Patrick Sean Milligan  born April 16, 1918, Ahmadnagar, India died Feb. 27, 2002, Rye, East Sussex, ...
Milligan, Terence Alan Patrick Sean
▪ 2003 “Spike”        Irish writer and comedian (b. April 16, 1918, Ahmadnagar, India—d. Feb. 27, 2002, Rye, East Sussex, Eng.), was the leader and the last ...
milligram
/mil"i gram'/, n. a unit of mass or weight equal to one thousandth of a gram, and equivalent to 0.0154 grain. Abbr.: mg Also, esp. Brit., milligramme. [1800-10; < F milligramme. ...
milligram-hour
/mil"i gram'oweur', -ow'euhr/, n. Radiotherapy. a unit of measure for a dose of radium expressed as the amount of radiation received by exposure to one milligram of radium for ...
millihenry
/mil"euh hen'ree/, n., pl. millihenries, millihenrys. Elect. a unit of inductance equal to one thousandth of a henry. Abbr.: mH, mh [1905-10; MILLI- + HENRY] * * *
Millikan
/mil"i keuhn/, n. Robert Andrews, 1868-1953, U.S. physicist: Nobel prize 1923. * * *
Millikan oil-drop experiment
First method for direct measurement of the electric charge of a single electron, originally performed in 1909 by Robert Millikan. He used a microscope to measure the rate of ...
Millikan, Robert (Andrews)
born March 22, 1868, Morrison, Ill., U.S. died Dec. 19, 1953, San Marino, Calif. U.S. physicist. He received his doctorate from Columbia University and taught physics at the ...
Millikan, Robert Andrews
▪ American physicist born March 22, 1868, Morrison, Ill., U.S. died Dec. 19, 1953, San Marino, Calif.  American physicist honoured with the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1923 ...
Millikan,Robert Andrews
Mil·li·kan (mĭlʹĭ-kən), Robert Andrews. 1868-1953. American physicist. He won a 1923 Nobel Prize for his measurement of the electron charge. * * *
millilambert
/mil"euh lam'beuhrt/, n. Optics. a unit of luminance equal to one thousandth of a lambert. Abbr.: mL [1915-20; MILLI- + LAMBERT] * * *
milliliter
/mil"euh lee'teuhr/, n. a unit of capacity equal to one thousandth of a liter, and equivalent to 0.033815 fluid ounce, or 0.061025 cubic inch. Abbr.: ml Also, esp. Brit., ...
millilux
/mil"euh luks'/, n. Optics. a unit of illumination, equal to one thousandth of a lux. Abbr.: mlx [MILLI- + LUX] * * *
millime
/mil"im, -eem/, n. an aluminum coin of Tunisia, the 1000th part of a dinar. [1970-75; appar. alter. of F millième thousandth] * * *
millimeter
—millimetric /mil'euh me"trik/, adj. /mil"euh mee'teuhr/, n. a unit of length equal to one thousandth of a meter and equivalent to 0.03937 inch. Abbr.: mm Also, esp. Brit., ...
millimetre
also spelled  millimeter        unit of length equal to 0.001 metre in the metric system and the equivalent of 0.03937 inch. * * *
millimicron
/mil"euh muy'kron/, n., pl. millimicrons, millimicra /-kreuh/. a unit of length equal to one thousandth of a micron; one-billionth of a meter. Symbol: mµ Cf. ...
millimole
/mil"euh mohl'/, n. one thousandth of a mole. Abbr.: mM [1900-05; MILLI- + MOLE4] * * *
Millin, Sarah Gertrude
▪ South African writer née  Liebson   born March 19, 1889, Kimberley, Cape Province, S.Af. died July 6, 1968, Johannesburg       South African writer whose novels ...
milline
/mil"luyn', mil luyn"/, n. 1. one agate line of advertising one column in width appearing in one million copies of a periodical. 2. Also called milline rate. the charge or cost ...
milliner
/mil"euh neuhr/, n. a person who designs, makes, or sells hats for women. [1520-30; var. of obs. Milaner native of Milan, dealer in goods from Milan; see -ER1] * * *
millinery
/mil"euh ner'ee, -neuh ree/, n. 1. women's hats and other articles made or sold by milliners. 2. the business or trade of a milliner. [1670-80; MILLINER + -Y3] * * *
milling
/mil"ing/, n. 1. an act or instance of subjecting something to the operation of a mill. 2. an act or process of producing plane or shaped surfaces with a milling machine. 3. ...
milling cutter
milling cutter n. any of various rotating toothed cutters used in a milling machine to cut or shape metal parts * * *
milling machine
a machine tool for rotating a cutter (milling cutter) to produce plane or formed surfaces on a workpiece, usually by moving the work past the cutter. Also called ...
Millington
/mil"ing teuhn/, n. a town in SW Tennessee. 20,236. * * *
million
/mil"yeuhn/, n., pl. millions, (as after a numeral) million, adj. n. 1. a cardinal number, a thousand times one thousand. 2. a symbol for this number, as 1,000,000 or M. 3. ...
million electron volts
Physics. a unit of energy equal to the energy acquired by an electron in falling through a potential of 106 volts. Abbr.: MeV Also, megaelectron volt. * * *
millionaire
—millionairedom, n. /mil'yeuh nair"/, n. 1. a person whose wealth amounts to a million or more in some unit of currency, as dollars. 2. any very rich person. Also, ...
millionairess
/mil'yeuh nair"is/, n. 1. a woman who is a millionaire. 2. the wife of a millionaire. [1880-85; MILLIONAIRE + -ESS] Usage. See -ess. * * *
millionfold
/mil"yeuhn fohld"/, adj. 1. comprising a million parts or members. 2. a million times as great or as much: a millionfold increase. adv. 3. in a millionfold measure. [1860-65; ...
millionth
/mil"yeuhnth/, adj. 1. coming last in a series of a million. 2. being one of a million equal parts. n. 3. the millionth member of a series. 4. a millionth part, esp. of one ...
millipede
/mil"euh peed'/, n. any terrestrial arthropod of the class Diplopoda, having a cylindrical body composed of 20 to more than 100 segments, each with two pairs of legs. Also, ...
milliradian
/mil"euh ray'dee euhn/, n. one thousandth of a radian. [1950-55; MILLI- + RADIAN] * * *
millirem
/mil"euh rem'/, n. one thousandth of a rem. Abbr.: mrem [1950-55; MILLI- + REM] * * *
milliroentgen
/mil"euh rent'geuhn, -jeuhn, -runt'-/, n. a unit of radiation equal to one thousandth of a roentgen. Abbr.: mR, mr [1950-55; MILLI- + ROENTGEN] * * *
millisecond
/mil"euh sek'euhnd/, n. one thousandth of a second. Abbr.: msec [1905-10; MILLI- + SECOND2] * * *
millivolt
/mil"euh vohlt'/, n. Elect. a unit of electromotive force equal to one thousandth of a volt. Abbr.: mV, mv [1885-90; MILLI- + VOLT] * * *
milliwatt
/mil"euh wot'/, n. a unit of power equal to one thousandth of a watt. Abbr.: mW [1910-15; MILLI- + WATT] * * *
millpond
/mil"pond'/, n. a pond for supplying water to drive a mill wheel. [1640-50; MILL1 + POND] * * *
millrace
/mil"rays'/, n. 1. the channel in which the current of water driving a mill wheel flows to the mill. 2. the current itself. [1470-80; MILL1 + RACE1] * * *
millrind
/mil"ruynd', -rind/, n. rind2. [1535-45; MILL1 + RIND2] * * *
millrun
/mil"run'/, n. 1. millrace. 2. a test of the mineral content or quality of a rock or ore consisting of the actual milling of a sample. 3. the mineral obtained by means of this ...
Mills
/milz/, n. 1. C(harles) Wright, 1916-62, U.S. sociologist. 2. Robert, 1781-1855, U.S. architect and engineer. * * * (as used in expressions) General Mills Inc. Mills ...
Mills & Boon{™}
the best-known British publishing company of romantic fiction, established in 1908. The stories are usually about a young woman who, after many problems, marries the man she ...
Mills Brothers, the
▪ American vocal group  John Charles (b. Oct. 19, 1910, Piqua, Ohio, U.S.—d. Jan. 24, 1936, Bellefontaine, Ohio), Herbert (b. April 2, 1912, Piqua—d. April 12, 1989, Las ...
Mills College
▪ college, Oakland, California, United States       private liberal arts institution of higher education for women in Oakland, California, U.S. Men may study in the ...
Mills cross
a type of radio telescope consisting of two arrays of antennas perpendicular to each other. [1960-65; after Bernard Y. Mills (born 1920), Australian astronomer] * * * ▪ radio ...
Mills grenade
Mil. a type of high-explosive grenade weighing about 1.5 lb. (0.7 kg). Also called Mills bomb. [1915-20; named after Sir W. Mills (1856-1932), its English inventor] * * *
Mills, Bertram
▪ British circus entrepreneur born Aug. 11, 1873, London, Eng. died April 16, 1938, Chalfont St. Giles, Buckinghamshire       English circus entrepreneur who for 18 ...
Mills, Billy
in full William Mervin Mills born June 30, 1938, Pine Ridge, S.D., U.S. U.S. athlete. Part Oglala Sioux, he spent his early years on a reservation in Pine Ridge and was ...
Mills, C(harles) Wright
born Aug. 28, 1916, Waco, Texas, U.S. died March 20, 1962, Nyack, N.Y. U.S. sociologist. After studying at the University of Texas (B.A., M.A., 1939) and the University of ...
Mills, C. Wright
▪ American sociologist in full  Charles Wright Mills  born August 28, 1916, Waco, Texas, U.S. died March 20, 1962, Nyack, New York       American sociologist who, ...
Mills, Caleb
▪ American educator born July 29, 1806, Dunbarton, N.H., U.S. died Oct. 17, 1879, Crawfordsville, Ind.       American educator known as the father of Indiana's public ...
Mills, Donald Friedlich
▪ 2000       American singer who enjoyed a six-decade career performing with the Mills Brothers, an innovative group that used their vocals to imitate instruments (Don ...
Mills, Florence
▪ American dancer original name  Florence Winfrey  born Jan. 25, 1896, in or near Washington, D.C., U.S. died Nov. 1, 1927, New York, N.Y.       American singer and ...
Mills, Robert
▪ American architect born Aug. 12, 1781, Charleston, S.C., U.S. died March 3, 1855, Washington, D.C.  one of the first American-born professional architects. He was ...
Mills, Sir John
▪ 2006 Lewis Ernest Watts Mills        British actor (b. Feb. 22, 1908, Watts Naval Training College, North Elmham, Norfolk, Eng.—d. April 23, 2005, Denham, ...
Mills, Susan Lincoln Tolman
▪ American missionary and educator née  Susan Lincoln Tolman  born Nov. 18, 1825, Enosburg, Vt., U.S. died Dec. 12, 1912, Oakland, Calif.  American missionary and educator ...
Mills, Victor
▪ 1998       American chemical engineer who, while working for the Procter & Gamble Co., revolutionized child care with the invention of the disposable diaper; he began ...
Mills, William Corless
▪ American museum curator born Jan. 2, 1860, Pyrmont, Ohio, U.S. died Jan. 17, 1928, Columbus, Ohio       U.S. museum curator who excavated Indian remains in Ohio, ...
Mills,Robert
Mills (mĭlz), Robert. 1781-1855. American architect and engineer who designed a number of government buildings in Washington, D.C., including the General Post Office and the ...
millstone
/mil"stohn'/, n. 1. either of a pair of circular stones between which grain or another substance is ground, as in a mill. 2. anything that grinds or crushes. 3. any heavy mental ...
millstream
/mil"streem'/, n. 1. the stream in a millrace. 2. millrace. [1805-15; MILL1 + STREAM] * * *
Millville
/mil"vil/, n. a city in S New Jersey. 24,815. * * * ▪ New Jersey, United States       city, Cumberland county, southwestern New Jersey, U.S. It lies at the head of ...
millwheel
mill wheel n. A wheel, typically driven by water, that powers a mill. * * *
millwork
/mil"werrk'/, n. 1. ready-made carpentry work from a mill. 2. work done in a mill. 3. profiled or finished woodwork, as moldings or lattices. Also, mill work. [1760-70; MILL1 + ...
millwright
/mil"ruyt'/, n. 1. a person who erects the machinery of a mill. 2. a person who designs and erects mills and mill machinery. 3. a person who maintains and repairs machinery in a ...
millwright chisel.
See mill chisel. * * *
Milly
/mil"ee/, n. a female given name, form of Milicent or Mildred. * * *
Milne
/miln/, n. A(lan) A(lexander), 1882-1956, English novelist, playwright, and author of prose and verse for children. * * *
Milne Bay
Inlet of the South Pacific Ocean, Papua New Guinea. Located at the southeastern end of the island of New Guinea, the bay is 30 mi (50 km) long and 6–8 mi (10–13 km) wide. A ...
Milne method
Math. a numerical method, involving Simpson's rule, for solving a linear differential equation. [named after E. A. Milne (1896-1950), English astronomer and mathematician] * * *
Milne, A(lan) A(lexander)
Milne (mĭln), A(lan) A(lexander). 1882-1956. British writer known especially for the children's books Winnie-the-Pooh (1926) and The House at Pooh Corner (1928). * * * born ...
Milne, A.A.
▪ British author in full  Alan Alexander Milne   born Jan. 18, 1882, London, Eng. died Jan. 31, 1956, Hartfield, Sussex  English humorist, the originator of the immensely ...
Milne, Christopher Robin
▪ 1997       British author and bookseller whose childhood was the inspiration for the popular Winnie-the-Pooh children's books written by his father, A.A. Milne (b. ...
Milne, Edward Arthur
▪ British astrophysicist born Feb. 14, 1896, Hull, Yorkshire, Eng. died Sept. 21, 1950, Dublin       English astrophysicist and cosmologist best known for his ...
Milne, John
▪ British scientist born December 30, 1850, Liverpool, England died July 30, 1913, Shide, Isle of Wight       English geologist and influential seismologist who ...
Milne-Edwards
/miln"ed"weuhrdz/; Fr. /meel nay dwannrdds"/, n. Henri /ahonn rddee"/, 1800-85, French zoologist. * * *
Milner
/mil"neuhr/, n. Alfred, 1st Viscount, 1854-1925, British statesman and colonial administrator. * * *
Milner, Alfred
later Viscount Milner (of St. James's and Cape Town) born March 23, 1854, Giessen, Hesse-Darmstadt died May 13, 1925, Sturry Court, near Canterbury, Kent, Eng. British high ...
Milner, Alfred Milner, Viscount
▪ British diplomat also called (1901–02)  Baron Milner , or (1895–1901)  Sir Alfred Milner  born March 23, 1854, Giessen, Hesse-Darmstadt [Germany] died May 13, 1925, ...
Milnes, Richard Monckton
▪ English poet in full  Richard Monckton Milnes, 1st Baron Houghton of Great Houghton  born June 19, 1809, London, England died August 11, 1885, Vichy, ...
Milngavie
▪ Scotland, United Kingdom       burgh (town), East Dunbartonshire council area, historic county of Dunbartonshire, Scotland. It lies north of Glasgow, of which it is ...
Milnor, John Willard
▪ American mathematician born February 20, 1931, Orange, New Jersey, U.S.       American mathematician who was awarded the Fields Medal in 1962 for his work in ...
milo
/muy"loh/, n., pl. milos. a grain sorghum having white, yellow, or pinkish seeds, grown chiefly in Africa, Asia, and the U.S. Also called milo maize. [1880-85, Amer.; of uncert. ...
Milo
/muy"loh/; for 1 also Gk. /mee"law/, n. 1. Also, Milos Gk. /mee"laws/. Melos. 2. a male given name. * * *
Milo of Croton
▪ Greek athlete Milo also spelled  Milon  flourished 6th century BC       Greek athlete who was the most renowned wrestler in antiquity. His name is still proverbial ...


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