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Meaning & Definition of Mile in English

English

Mile

/maɪl/

noun

1. A unit of length equal to 1,760 yards or 5,280 feet

  • Exactly 1609.344 meters
    synonym:
  • mile
  • ,
  • statute mile
  • ,
  • stat mi
  • ,
  • land mile
  • ,
  • international mile
  • ,
  • mi

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
    synonym:
  • nautical mile
  • ,
  • mile
  • ,
  • mi
  • ,
  • naut mi
  • ,
  • knot
  • ,
  • international nautical mile
  • ,
  • air mile

3. A large distance

  • "He missed by a mile"
    synonym:
  • mile

4. A former british unit of length once used in navigation

  • Equivalent to 6,000 feet (1828.8 meters)
    synonym:
  • sea mile
  • ,
  • mile

5. A former british unit of length equivalent to 6,080 feet (1,853.184 meters)

  • 800 feet longer than a statute mile
    synonym:
  • nautical mile
  • ,
  • naut mi
  • ,
  • mile
  • ,
  • mi
  • ,
  • geographical mile
  • ,
  • Admiralty mile

6. An ancient roman unit of length equivalent to 1620 yards

    synonym:
  • mile
  • ,
  • Roman mile

7. A swedish unit of length equivalent to 10 km

    synonym:
  • mile
  • ,
  • mil
  • ,
  • Swedish mile

8. A footrace extending one mile

  • "He holds the record in the mile"
    synonym:
  • mile

Examples of using

I walked about 1 mile.
He can swim a mile.
Go along this street for a mile.