Mill

Mill may refer to:

  • Mill (grinding), an equipment for the grinding or pulverizing of grain and other raw materials using millstones
  • Milling machine, metalworking machine that operates by rotating a cutting bit while the workpiece is moved against the cutter on an XY table.
  • Mill (computing)
    • Arithmetic logic 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
  • Mill (currency), a denomination used by some currencies, the equivalent of a tenth of a cent or penny, or a thousandth of the currency unit
  • 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
  • a manual typewriter
  • the standard author abbreviation Mill. that may be used to indicate botanist Philip Miller's work when citing a botanical name
  • a slang term for any internal combustion engine used on a hot rod, or other sort of customised personal vehicle.
  • Millage, a property tax
  • Wet mill, a device that steeps a substance in water to remove specific compounds
  • Cutting mill, a device commonly used in laboratories for the preliminary size reduction of materials
  • Certain kinds of factories, such as steel mill, sugar mill, and cotton mill

People named Mill:

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

Mill in geography:

  • Mill, Netherlands, a Dutch village
  • Mill en Sint Hubert, a Dutch municipality

MILL may refer to:

  • Major Indoor Lacrosse League, the American indoor lacrosse league, rebranded in 1997 as the National Lacrosse League

Famous quotes containing the word mill:

    —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)

    The worth of a State, in the long run, is the worth of the individuals composing it ... a State which dwarfs its men, in order that they may be more docile instruments in its hands even for beneficial purposes—will find that with small men no great thing can really be accomplished.
    —John Stuart Mill (1806–1873)

    The despotism of custom is everywhere the standing hindrance to human advancement.
    —John Stuart Mill (1806–1873)