What is mill?

  • (noun): Scottish philosopher who expounded Bentham's utilitarianism; father of John Stuart Mill (1773-1836).
    Synonyms: James Mill
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on mill, mills:

River Rea
... Northfield, one of the river's few remaining fords is at The Mill Walk, near Hawkesley Mill Lane ... by the Worcester Canal Company after mill owners claimed that water was being taken from the river to fill the canal and reducing the working effectiveness of ... during which it passes through the Pebble Mill area and Cannon Hill Park ...
Coplay, Pennsylvania - History
... Iron Company was liquidated, other industries gradually came to Coplay the Cement Mill, the Silk Mill, the Cigar Factory and Knitting Mill ... Then, in the early 1900s, the Cement Mills attracted immigrants from Austria, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Poland, and the Ukraine ...
Mount Pleasant Mill - History
... items of machinery in italics, see Mill machinery ... Mount Pleasant Mill worked by wind until 1933 and by a diesel single cylinder Crossley engine until 1973 ... It is the only windmill in the area beside Heapham Mill with original and unrestored equipment and machinery of the 1920s and 1930s ...
West Montrose, Ontario - History
... was an industrious community in the past with a woolen mill, saw mill, lime kiln, feed mill, two blacksmith shops, shoemaker and several stores ...
Wellesbourne Watermill
... The mill office door carries a date 1785 which formerly belonged to a post mill which stood in the adjacent field ... The mill house is considerably older than the present mill building ... The mill house is now a private dwelling ...

More definitions of "mill":

  • (noun): Machine that processes materials by grinding or crushing.
    Synonyms: grinder
  • (noun): English philosopher and economist remembered for his interpretations of empiricism and utilitarianism (1806-1873).
    Synonyms: John Mill, John Stuart Mill
  • (verb): Roll out (metal) with a rolling machine.
  • (verb): Produce a ridge around the edge of.
    Example: "Mill a coin"
  • (verb): Grind with a mill.
    Example: "Mill grain"

Famous quotes containing the word mill:

    The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
    —John Stuart Mill (1806–1873)

    Mathematics may be compared to a mill of exquisite workmanship, which grinds your stuff to any degree of fineness; but, nevertheless, what you get out depends on what you put in; and as the grandest mill in the world will not extract wheat flour from peascods, so pages of formulae will not get a definite result out of loose data.
    Thomas Henry Huxley (1825–1895)

    —First a shiver, and then a thrill,
    Then something decidedly like a spill,—
    And the parson was sitting up on a rock,
    At half-past nine by the meet’n’-house clock,—
    Just the hour of the Earthquake shock!
    MWhat do you think the parson found,
    When he got up and stared around?
    The poor old chaise in a heap or mound,
    As if it had been to the mill and ground!
    Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (1809–1894)