- (obsolete) The womb. The concept of an enclosure is common to many of the other uses of .
- (biology) The material or tissue in which more specialized structures are embedded.
- (biology) An extracellular matrix, the material or tissue between the cells of animals or plants.
- (biology) Part of the mitochondrion.
- (biology) The medium in which bacterium, bacteria are cultured.
- (mathematics) A rectangular arrangement of numbers or terms having various uses such as transforming coordinates in geometry, solving system of linear equations, systems of linear equations in linear algebra and representing graphs in graph theory.
- (computing) A two-dimensional array.
- A table of data.
- (geology) A geological matrix, the outer material of a rock consisting of larger grains embedded in a material consisting of smaller ones.
- (archaeology) The sediment surrounding and including the artifacts, features, and other materials at a site.
- (analytical chemistry) The environment from which a given sample is taken.
- A grinding apparatus for substances such as grains, seeds, etc.
- The building housing such a grinding apparatus.
- A manufacturing plant for paper, steel, textiles, etc.
- A building housing such a plant.
- An establishment that handles a certain type of situation routinely, such as a divorce mill, etc.
- (transitive) To grind or otherwise process in a mill or other machine.
- to mill flour
- (transitive) To shape, polish, dress or finish using a machine.
- (transitive) To engrave one or more grooves or a pattern around the edge of (a cylindrical object such as a coin).
- (intransitive) (followed by around, about, etc.) To move about in an aimless fashion.
verb (min, ing)
- A place in the ground from which ore is extracted.
- A device intended to explode when stepped upon, touched, or in proximity to a ship or vehicle.
- A type of firework that explodes on the ground, shooting sparks upward.
- (transitive) To remove (ore) from the ground.
- Crater of Diamonds State Park is the only place in the world where visitors can their own diamonds.
- (transitive) To sow mines (the explosive devices) in (an area).
- We had to slow our advance after the enemy mined the road ahead of us.
- (transitive) To damage (a vehicle or ship) with a mine (an explosive device).
- <span class="use-with-mention">Non-premodifying possessive case of <span class="mention">I</span>.</span> my, My; belonging to me; that which belongs to me. (See
- Usage notes, usage notes below.
- a person who works in a mine.
- an operator of mine, mines and other explosives in an army.
- The business of removing solid valuables from the earth; e.g., gold mining.
- (present participle of, mine, nodot=1) Working in a mine.
- He will be all next week.
verb (moils, moiling, moiled)
- Hard work.
- Confusion, turmoil.
- An unwanted rim of glass left after blow molding in glassblowing.
- To toil, to work hard.
- I do not like to moil.
- To churn continually.
- Any of several publications e.g. the "Christian Science Monitor".
- (freemasonry) A text of works or instruction which are not secret and may be written e.g. "Indiana Monitor and Freemasons' Guide".
- Any of several members of the infra-order Simiiformes of primates, generally smaller than the apes, and distinguished from them by having a tail and cheek pouches.
- (context, informal) A mischievous child.
verb (monkeys, monkeying, mokeyed or monkied, mokeyed or monkied)
- Stop misbehaving, you little !
- (context, UK, slang) Five-hundred pounds sterling.
- (slang) A person or the role of the person on the sidecar platform of a motorcycle involved in sidecar racing.
- (informal) To meddle; to mess with; to interfere; to fiddle.
- ''Please don't with the controls if you don't know what you're doing.
- A large or rich vein of gold or other precious material from which others extend.
- (context, by extension) Any rich ore, or source of other useful material
- The library was a of information on the subject.
- Slimy mud.
- Soft or slimy manure.
noun (plural muckers)
- (southern British slang) Friend.
- Fancy a pint, me old mucker?
- (Northern Irish slang) Friend or Acquaintance
- Hows about ye mucker ? = How are You ?