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Mile appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • Emit a mile, lima time.
  • Eli, manure: garden-mad animals I slam in a damned rage run a mile.
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Fun fact! The word "smiles" is supposed to be the longest word in the dictionary because there is a mile between the first and last letters.

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Definition of the noun mile

What does mile mean as a name of something?

Mile is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.

noun - plural: miles

  1. a unit of length equal to 1,760 yards or 5,280 feet; exactly 1609.344 meters
  2. a unit of length used in navigation; exactly 1,852 meters; historically based on the distance spanned by one minute of arc in latitude
  3. a large distance
  4. a former British unit of length once used in navigation; equivalent to 6,000 feet (1828.8 meters)
  5. a former British unit of length equivalent to 6,080 feet (1,853.184 meters); 800 feet longer than a statute mile
  6. an ancient Roman unit of length equivalent to 1620 yards
  7. a Swedish unit of length equivalent to 10 km
  8. a footrace extending one mile
    • example: he holds the record in the mile
    • lexical domain: Natural Events - nouns denoting natural events
    • more generic term: track event = a footrace performed on a track

Specialised definition of the noun mile

Glossary of sports

an imperial measurement of distance, equal to 1.609km (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

Glossary of sports / athletics

the predecessor and imperial equivalent of the 1,500m (1 mile = 1,609.344m) (2005. Chambers Sports Factfinder. Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd)


  1. Mile a.k.a. Mile Kitić: Milojko "Mile" Kitić is a Serbian turbo-folk singer, popular in the former Yugoslavia.. Beginning his musical career in Sarajevo, he later gained success with the Belgrade-based Južni Vetar with fellow folk singers Sinan Sakić, Dragana Mirković, Kemal Malovčić and Šemsa Suljaković. During the Bosnian War, he fled to Serbia. He is married to the Serbian singer Marta Savić.
  2. Mile a.k.a. Miodrag Nikolic was a film art director and production designer.

There are other people with in their name, like Mile High, mile ilić, Mile Budak, Mile Dimov, Mile Kekin, Mile Gatara, Mile Isakov, Mile Lojpur, mile mrkšić and many others.


  1. Mile is a fictional character from the 1979 film Kost od mamuta.
  2. Mile is a fictional character from the film 72 days.
  3. Mile is a fictional character from the 1968 film It Rains in My Village.
  4. Mile is a fictional character from Slovenian Girl.
  5. Mile is a fictional character from the 1989 film Hamburg Altona.
  6. Mile is a fictional character from the 1968 film U raskoraku.

Phrases with Mile

Phrases starting with the word Mile:

  1. Mile-a-Minute
  2. Mile High Club

Phrases ending with the word Mile:

  1. air mile
  2. sea mile
  3. Ton Mile
  4. half mile
  5. land mile
  6. last mile
  7. roman mile
  8. Run a Mile
  9. Metric mile
  10. square mile
  11. survey mile
  12. Country Mile
  13. quarter mile
  14. statute mile
  15. swedish mile
  16. Measured Mile
  17. nautical mile
  18. Admiralty mile

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Mile

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Google previewReport of the Chief of Engineers U.S. Army (1879)

by United States. Army. Corps of Engineers

e 31st mile is a rocky bank on the right hank which is 37 feet high. From the face tliiw blurt' a large island has recently broken oft' anil slid down into the river ; the nnnel has cut out in the bottom land to left side of it. and it does not form any ob- ...

Google previewAnnual Report of the Secretary of War (1879)

by United States. War Dept

At the end of the 60th mile is a flood channel, made in W74, through what were cultivated fields ...

Google previewReport (1879)

by United States. Army. Office of the Chief of Engineers

At the end of the 00th mile is a flood channel, made in 1874, through what were cultivated fields ...

Google previewThe Portable Encyclopaedia: Or, A Dictionary of the Arts and Sciences (1831)

On the Basis of Dr. Gregory's Comprehending the Latest Improvements in Every Branch of Useful Knowledge by James Mitchell

Danish Mile.. 8244 Dutch Mile...

Google previewAppleton's Dictionary of New York and Vicinity (1904)

% mile ; City Hall ...

Google previewHarper's Encyclopaedia of United States History from 458 A.D. to 1912 (1912)

by Benson John Lossing, Woodrow Wilson

cost less than $40,000 a mile to build. £ naturally into three groups: STATE SOVEREIGNTY balance of power between the sections would be. on how much capital that net income will pay interest at the rate of 6 per cent. EARNINGS PER ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Panama (2014)

by Thomas M. Leonard

liquid gallon ha hectare in inch ha2 square hectare km kilometer km2 square kilometer m meter m2 square meter m3 cubic meter mi mile mi2 square mile mm ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Disaster Relief (2010)

by K. Bradley Penuel, Matt Statler

The Three Mile Island nuclear power plant near Middletown, Pennsylvania,

Google previewThe Biographical Encyclopedia of Jazz (2007)

by the late Leonard Feather, Ira Gitler

Joe Henderson (Mile. ); Wallace Roney (WB); Jaco Pastorius (Epic); Charles Fambrough (Audq.); Gato Barbieri; Gil Evans (A&M); Geri Allen (Story.). WHITE, MICHAEL WALTER, vln; ...

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Quotes about Mile

Never judge someone till you've walked a mile in their shoes, cause then you're a mile away and you've got their shoes.
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Scrabble value of M3I1L1E1

The value of this 4-letter word is 6 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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