# mile meaning

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**Noun:****mile**mIl- A unit of length equal to 1,760 yards or 5,280 feet; exactly 1609.344 meters

- statute mile, stat mi, land mile, international mile, mi - A unit of length used in navigation; exactly 1,852 meters; historically based on the distance spanned by one minute of arc in latitude

- nautical mile, mi, naut mi, knot, international nautical mile, air mile - A large distance
*"he missed by a mile"* - A former British unit of length once used in navigation; equivalent to 6,000 feet (1828.8 meters)

- sea mile - A former British unit of length equivalent to 6,080 feet (1,853.184 meters); 800 feet longer than a statute mile

- nautical mile, naut mi, mi, geographical mile, Admiralty mile - An ancient Roman unit of length equivalent to 1620 yards

- Roman mile - A Swedish unit of length equivalent to 10 km

- mil, Swedish mile - A footrace extending one mile
*"he holds the record in the mile"*

**Derived forms:**miles**See also:**miler**Type of:**large indefinite amount, large indefinite quantity, linear measure, linear unit, nautical linear unit, track event**Part of:**league**Encyclopedia:**Mile- A unit of length equal to 1,760 yards or 5,280 feet; exactly 1609.344 meters

[Electronics]

Abbreviation, m or mi. A large unit of linear measure, 1 mi = 1.609 km = 5280 feet.

[Mechanics]

"A unit of length in common use in the United States, equal to 5280 feet, or 1609.344 meters. Abbreviated mi. Also known as land mile, statute mile."

- by a mile: [American idiom]by ...
- a country mile: [American slang]Ru ...
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- a miss is as good as a
*mile*. - five
*miles*on he saw the airfield. - he is lying : you can see that a
*mile*off. - i can walk at 4
*miles*an hour on the flat. - the speed limit is 40
*miles*per hour.