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mile meaning and definition

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MILE noun

Definition of mile (noun)

  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
    • "he missed by a mile"
  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
    • "he holds the record in the mile"
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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