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Overview of noun mile

The noun mile has 8 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (49) mile, statute mile, stat mi, land mile, international mile, mi

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

2. (5) nautical mile, mile, mi, naut mi, knot, international nautical mile, air mile

(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. mile

(a large distance; "he missed by a mile")

4. sea mile, mile

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

5. nautical mile, naut mi, mile, mi, geographical mile, Admiralty mile

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

6. mile, Roman mile

(an ancient Roman unit of length equivalent to 1620 yards)

7. mile, mil, Swedish mile

(a Swedish unit of length equivalent to 10 km)

8. mile

(a footrace extending one mile; "he holds the record in the mile") © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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