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Mill may refer to the following:

  • Mill (grinding), equipment for the grinding or pulverizing of grain and other raw materials using millstones
  • Mill (factory), a place of business for making articles of manufacture. The term mill was once in common use for a factory because many factories in the early stages of the Industrial Revolution were powered by a watermill, but nowadays it is only used in a few specific contexts; e.g.,
  • Mill (computing)
    • Arithmetical unit, used in the context of Charles Babbage's Analytical engine, a 19th century concept of a computer
    • an early term for the central processing unit of a digital computer, especially in early British machines; the term is still occasionally used to refer to the CPU resources consumed by a program
  • Milling machine, metalworking machine that operates by rotating a cutting bit while the workpiece is moved against the cutter on an XY table.
  • Stamp mill, a specialized machine for reducing ore to powder for further processing or for fracturing other materials
  • a manual typewriter
  • Mill (currency), a denomination used by some currencies, the equivalent of a tenth of a cent/penny, or a thousandth of the currency unit. In some currencies, like the Cypriot pound (introduced in 1955 and lasting until 1983), the use of mills was long ago abolished and the mills have been replaced entirely by cents.
  • The standard author abbreviation Mill. may be used to indicate botanist Philip Miller's work when citing a botanical name
  • Diploma mill or degree mill, an organization which awards academic degrees and diplomas with very little or no academic study and without recognition by official accrediting bodies
  • Nine Men's Morris, a traditional board game; the term "mill" may also mean "three (playing pieces) in a row" within the game
  • Windmill (breakdance move) or mill, a power move in breakdancing
  • The Mill (post-production), a visual effects company
  • Millage, a property tax

People named Mill:

  • John Mill (c. 1645–1707), English theologian and author of Novum Testamentum Graecum
  • James Mill (1773–1836) , a Scottish historian, economist and philosopher
  • John Stuart Mill (1806–1873), an influential classical liberal thinker and philosopher of the 19th century. Son of James Mill.
  • Harriet Taylor Mill (1807–1858), philosopher and women's rights advocate
  • Andy Mill (1953–), skier
  • Frank Mill (1958–), German football player (World Cup winner, Summer Olympics bronze medalist)

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Mill may refer to:

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  • John Stuart Mill, an English philosopher and political economist.
  • James Mill, a Scottish historian, economist, political theorist, and philosopher.

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1911 encyclopedia

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From LoveToKnow 1911

MILL (0. Eng. mylen, later myln, or miln, adapted from the late Lat. molina, cf. Fr. moulin, from Lat. mola, a mill, molere, to grind; from the same root, mol, is derived " meal;" the word appears in other Teutonic languages, cf. Du. molen, Ger. miihle), the term given to the apparatus or machinery used in the grinding of corn into flour, and hence applied to similar mechanical devices for grinding, crushing to powder, or pulping other substances, e.g. coffee-mill, powder-mill. " Mill " was first used of the building containing the apparatus, frequently with a word attached descriptive of the motive power, e.g. wind-mill, watermill, &c. It was not the early word used of the actual grinding mechanism. The old hand-mill was known as a " quern," a word which appears in this sense in many Indo-European languages; the ultimate root is gar-, to grind. " Quern " (see Flour) is only remotely connected with " churn " (q.v.). The word is also applied to many mechanical devices by which raw material is transformed into a condition ready for use or into a stage preparatory to other processes, e.g. saw-mill, rolling-mill, &c., or still more widely to buildings containing machinery used in manufactures, e.g. cotton-mill. In mining it is applied to various machines used in breaking and crushing the ore (see ORE-Dressing) .

In the engineering industries milling machines constitute a very important class of machine tools, the characteristic of which is that rotary cutters are employed for shaping the metal (see Tools). In coins the " milling is the serrated edge, called " crenneling " by John Evelyn (Discourse on Medals, 1697, p. 225), which is formed on them to prevent clipping and filing. Coins made by the old process of hammering were apt to have irregular edges which invited mutilation; but the introduction of the screw press, which came to be known as a mill (cf. W. Lowndes, Amendm. Silver Coinage, 16 95, p. 93), permitted the production of a regular edge with serrations, which in consequence were termed milling. This machine also enabled legends to be impressed round the edges of coins, such as the Decus et tutamen suggested by Evelyn (see W. J. Hocking, Catalogue of the Coins, &c., in the Museum of the Royal Mint, 1906). It was invented about the middle of the 16th century, and has generally been attributed to Guyot Brucher (d. 1556), who was succeeded at the Paris mint by his brother Antoine. Introduced into England by one Eloye Mestrel in 1561, it was used for twelve years, and was then abandoned owing to the opposition of the mint officials to Mestrel, who was executed for counterfeiting and striking money outside the precincts of the Tower of London; but it was again introduced by one Peter Blondeau in 1662, when it permanently superseded hammering. In the United States of America the term " milling " or " milled " is applied to the raised edge on the face of the coin; this is known in the British mint as " marking " (see Mint).


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Mill

  1. A surname.
  2. John Stuart Mill.
    • 1881 June 28, William Montgomery, speech in the w:New Zealand House of Representatives, seventh Parliament, third session, transcribed in, 1881, Parliamentary Debates, volume 28, page 225 [1]:
      I have endeavoured to acquire a knowledge of the Hare system, and I have read Mill upon the subject, and it seems to me that the present proposal is opposed to that system.

Bible wiki

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for grinding corn, mentioned as used in the time of Abraham (Gen. 18:6). That used by the Hebrews consisted of two circular stones, each 2 feet in diameter and half a foot thick, the lower of which was called the "nether millstone" (Job 41:24) and the upper the "rider." The upper stone was turned round by a stick fixed in it as a handle. There were then no public mills, and thus each family required to be provided with a hand-mill. The corn was ground daily, generally by the women of the house (Isa. 47:1, 2; Matt. 24:41). It was with the upper stone of a hand-mill that "a certain woman" at Thebez broke Abimelech's skull (Judg. 9:53, "a piece of a millstone;" literally, "a millstone rider", i.e., the "runner," the stone which revolves. Comp. 2 Sam. 11:21). Millstones could not be pledged (Deut. 24:6), as they were necessary in every family.

This entry includes text from Easton's Bible Dictionary, 1897.

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Mill could mean:

  • Mill (grinding), equipment for the grinding or pulverizing of raw materials using millstones
    • windmill, wind powered
    • watermill, water powered
    • horse mill, animal powered
    • treadwheel, human powered (archaic: "treadmill")
  • Mill (factory), a place of business for making articles of manufacture. The term mill was once in common use for a factory because many factories in the early stages of the Industrial Revolution were powered by a watermill, but nowadays it is only used in a few specific contexts; e.g.
    • a cotton mill is a factory for processing cotton
    • a paper mill produces paper
    • a sawmill cuts timber
    • a gristmill grinds grain into flour
    • a steel mill manufactures steel
    • a sugar mill (also called a sugar refinery) processes sugar beets or sugar cane into various finished products
    • a huller (also called a rice mill, or rice husker) is used to hull rice
  • Milling machine, machine tool that operates by moving a work piece against a cutter.
  • Stamp mill, a specialized machine for reducing ore to powder for further processing or for fracturing other materials
  • Mill (currency), a tenth of a cent/penny
  • The standard author abbreviation Mill. may be used to indicate botanist Philip Miller's work when citing a botanical name
  • Diploma mill or degree mill an organization which awards academic degrees and diplomas with very little or no academic study and without recognition by official accrediting bodies
  • Nine Men's Morris, a traditional board game; the term "mill" may also mean "three (playing pieces) in a row" within the game
  • Mill (Netherlands), a town in the municipality of Mill en Sint Hubert
  • Arithmetical unit, used in the context of Charles Babbage's Analytical engine, a 19th century concept of a computer
  • Windmill (breakdance move) or mill, a power move in breakdancing
  • The Mill (post-production), a visual effects company

People named Mill:

  • Andy Mill, skier
  • Frank Mill, German football player (World Cup winner, Summer Olympics bronze medalist)
  • Harriet Taylor Mill, philosopher
  • James Mill, a Scottish historian, economist and philosopher
  • John Stuart Mill, an influential liberal thinker of the 19th century

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