Mile

Definition of Mile

Pronunciation: mīl
n.1.A certain measure of distance, being equivalent in England and the United States to 320 poles or rods, or 5,280 feet.
Geographical mile
one sixtieth of a degree of a great circle of the earth, or 6080.27 feet.
Mile run
Same as Train mile. See under Train.
Roman mile
a thousand paces, equal to 1,614 yards English measure.
Statute mile
a mile conforming to statute, that is, in England and the United States, a mile of 5,280 feet, as distinguished from any other mile.

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large indefinite amount, large indefinite quantity
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