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Milky Way the galaxy that contains the earth, the sun, and the solar system. It can be seen in the night sky as a long, cloudy group of stars.
mill1 a place where raw grains are crushed and ground to make flour. [5 definitions]
millennium a unit of time equal to one thousand years.
miller a person who owns or works in a mill.
milli- a prefix that means "one thousandth."
milligram a unit of weight equal to one thousandth of a gram. (abbreviated: mg)
millimeter a unit of length equal to one thousandth of a meter or 0.03937 inch. (abbreviated: mm)
million the word for the number represented by the Arabic numeral 1,000,000. [5 definitions]
millionaire a person whose money and property amount to at least a million dollars.
millipede a small animal that has a narrow body like a worm, with a hard outer layer. The body of the millipede is divided into many segments, and most segments have two pairs of legs. The millipede is a kind of arthropod.
mimeograph a machine that makes copies of written material using an ink printing process.
mimic to copy or imitate. [3 definitions]
min.1 an abbreviation for minute, or minutes.
minaret a tall, thin tower on a mosque. A minaret has a platform near the top from which a person calls Muslims to prayer.
mince to cut into very small, fine pieces.
mincemeat a mixture of chopped apples, raisins, currants, orange peel, and sometimes meat, that is used as a filling for pies.
mind the part of a person that thinks, understands, remembers, directs, and feels. [6 definitions]
mind one's p's and q's to be careful of what one does and says.
mine1 the one or ones that belong to me, are done by me, or have to do with me.
mine2 a deep hole or area of holes made in the earth. Minerals such as gold, coal, or precious stones are dug out of mines. [5 definitions]
miner a person whose job is to obtain coal or other minerals from a mine.