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  1. A unit of measure (length or distance) equal to 5,280 feet (8 furlongs) in the U.S.Customary/Imperial system of measurements. One mile is equal to 1.609344 km. <ref> http://www.onlineconversion.com/length_common.htm</ref>
  2. A Roman unit of measure equal to 1000 (double) steps (mille passus or mille passuum) or 5000 Roman feet (approx. 1480m).
  3. A track race of one mile in length; sometimes used to refer to the 1500m race.
The runners competed in the .
  1. (slang) A great distance.
The shot missed by a .
Etymology: Old English milOld English, mÄl, from a Germanic borrowing of Latin milia, mÄlia, millia, mÄllia, plural of mileLatin, mÄle, mille, mÄlle "mile" (literally "thousand" but used as a short form of mille passus "a thousand paces"). Cognate with Dutch mijl, German Meile.


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