mile

DEFINITIONS OF: mile

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n a unit of length equal to 1,760 yards or 5,280 feet; exactly 1609.344 meters

Synonyms:
international mile, land mile, mi, stat mi, statute mile
Type of:
linear measure, linear unit
a unit of measurement of length

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

Synonyms:
Admiralty mile, geographical mile, mi, naut mi, nautical mile
Type of:
nautical linear unit
a linear unit of distance used in navigation

n a footrace extending one mile

“he holds the record in the mile
Type of:
track event
a footrace performed on a track (indoor or outdoor)

n a large distance

“he missed by a mile
Type of:
large indefinite amount, large indefinite quantity
an indefinite quantity that is above the average in size or magnitude

n a unit of length used in navigation; exactly 1,852 meters; historically based on the distance spanned by one minute of arc in latitude

Synonyms:
air mile, international nautical mile, knot, mi, naut mi, nautical mile
Type of:
nautical linear unit
a linear unit of distance used in navigation

n a former British unit of length once used in navigation; equivalent to 6,000 feet (1828.8 meters)

Synonyms:
sea mile
Type of:
nautical linear unit
a linear unit of distance used in navigation

n a Swedish unit of length equivalent to 10 km

Synonyms:
Swedish mile, mil
Type of:
linear measure, linear unit
a unit of measurement of length

n an ancient Roman unit of length equivalent to 1620 yards

Synonyms:
Roman mile
Type of:
linear measure, linear unit
a unit of measurement of length
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