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:

    The despotism of custom is everywhere the standing hindrance to human advancement.
    —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)

    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)