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Definition 1: a footrace extending one mile - [noun denoting event]

Samples where mile or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he holds the record in the mile

(mile is a kind of ...) a footrace performed on a track (indoor or outdoor)

Definition 2: a unit of length equal to 1,760 yards or 5,280 feet; exactly 1609.344 meters - [noun denoting quantity]

Synonyms for mile in the sense of this definition

(mile is a kind of ...) a unit of measurement of length

(mile is a part of ...) a unit of length equal to 220 yards

(mile is a part of ...) a unit of length equal to half of 1 mile

(mile is a part of ...) a unit of length equal to a quarter of 1 mile

(... is part of mile) an obsolete unit of distance of variable length (usually 3 miles)

Definition 3: a Swedish unit of length equivalent to 10 km - [noun denoting quantity]

Synonyms for mile in the sense of this definition

(mile is a kind of ...) a unit of measurement of length

Definition 4: an ancient Roman unit of length equivalent to 1620 yards - [noun denoting quantity]

Synonyms for mile in the sense of this definition

(mile is a kind of ...) a unit of measurement of length

Definition 5: a unit of length used in navigation; exactly 1,852 meters; historically based on the distance spanned by one minute of arc in latitude - [noun denoting quantity]

Synonyms for mile in the sense of this definition

(mile is a kind of ...) a linear unit of distance used in navigation

Definition 6: a former British unit of length once used in navigation; equivalent to 6,000 feet (1828.8 meters) - [noun denoting quantity]

Synonyms for mile in the sense of this definition

(mile is a kind of ...) a linear unit of distance used in navigation

Definition 7: a former British unit of length equivalent to 6,080 feet (1,853.184 meters); 800 feet longer than a statute mile - [noun denoting quantity]

Synonyms for mile in the sense of this definition

(mile is a kind of ...) a linear unit of distance used in navigation

Definition 8: a large distance - [noun denoting quantity]

Samples where mile or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he missed by a mile

(mile is a kind of ...) an indefinite quantity that is above the average in size or magnitude

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