# mile

EN[maɪ̯l] [-aɪl]US

WMile

- The mile is an English unit of length equal to 1,760 yards (1,610 m) and standardised as exactly 1.609344 kilometres by international agreement in 1959.
- With qualifiers, "mile" is also used to describe or translate a wide range of units derived from or roughly equivalent to the Roman mile, such as the nautical mile (now 1.852 km exactly), the Italian mile (roughly 1.
- The mile was usually abbreviated m. in the past but is now written as mi. to avoid confusion with the SI metre. Derived units such as miles per hour and miles per gallon, however, continue to be universally abbreviated as mph, mpg, and so on.

FR mile

- NounPLmilesSUF-ile
- The international mile: a unit of length precisely equal to 1.609344 kilometers established by treaty among Anglophone nations in 1959, divided into 5,280 feet or 1,760 yards.
- Any of several customary units of length derived from the 1593 English statute mile of 8 furlongs, equivalent to 5,280 feet or 1,760 yards of various precise values.
- Any of many customary units of length derived from the Roman mile (mille passus) of 8 stades or 5,000 Roman feet.
- Any of many customary units of length from other measurement systems of roughly similar values, as the Chinese (里) or Arabic mile (al-mīl).
- INF Any similarly large distance.
- The shot missed by a
**mile**.

- The shot missed by a
- SLA A race of 1 mile's length; a race of around 1 mile's length (usually 1500 or 1600 meters).
- The runners competed in the
**mile**.

- The runners competed in the
- SLA One mile per hour, as a measure of speed.
- five
**miles**over the speed limit

- five

- The international mile: a unit of length precisely equal to 1.609344 kilometers established by treaty among Anglophone nations in 1959, divided into 5,280 feet or 1,760 yards.
- More Examples
- Used in the Middle of Sentence
- Of the 90 pitches he threw, Igawa, who relies on a slurve, fastball and changeup, never unleashed one that traveled faster than 91
**miles**per hour. - Driving 300
**miles**on one tank of gas was cutting it close, but we arrived safely. - That tightwad would walk ten
**miles**to save a few cents on gas.

- Of the 90 pitches he threw, Igawa, who relies on a slurve, fastball and changeup, never unleashed one that traveled faster than 91
- Used in the Ending of Sentence
- From a semiconstructed building in the middle of a cornfield into the bathroom floor of his cell in the Altiplano prison, its length is greater than a
**mile**.

- From a semiconstructed building in the middle of a cornfield into the bathroom floor of his cell in the Altiplano prison, its length is greater than a

- Used in the Middle of Sentence

## Definition of __mile__ in English Dictionary

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