By the time a cab finally stopped, I had walked a mile or two, if I am to understand a city block to measure a tenth of a mile.
If a friend living within half a mile of you becomes happy, there's a 42 percent chance that you'll become happy too.
Three of those crimes took place within a mile of the Cope home.
And a week later, she was shot and killed in a Chicago park after school, just a mile away from my house.
The grim scene is 200 yards along a farm track just half a mile from the Sandringham Stud, where the Queen breeds racehorses.
For a mile or more Sid saw nothing on which to focus his camera.
He had started on the return journey, and was only a mile from Yuin when we overtook him.
I do'no—a hund'ed steps, me'be—me'be half a mile—'twouldn't be fah.
The river is about a mile and a half north of us, and we have not seen it for some miles.
Its only a thousand and the gold cup for the winner of the hundred mile race.
Old English mil, from West Germanic *milja (cf. Middle Dutch mile, Dutch mijl, Old High German mila, German meile), from Latin mila "thousands," plural of mille "a thousand" (neuter plural was mistaken in Germanic as a fem. singular), of unknown origin.
The Latin word also is the source of French mille, Italian miglio, Spanish milla. The Scandinavian words (Old Norse mila, etc.) are from English. An ancient Roman mile was 1,000 double paces (one step with each foot), for about 4,860 feet, but there were many local variants and a modern statute mile is about 400 feet longer. In Germany, Holland, and Scandinavia in the Middle Ages, the Latin word was applied arbitrarily to the ancient Germanic rasta, a measure of from 3.25 to 6 English miles. Mile-a-minute (adj.) "very fast" is attested from 1957.
(from Lat. mille, "a thousand;" Matt. 5:41), a Roman measure of 1,000 paces of 5 feet each. Thus the Roman mile has 1618 yards, being 142 yards shorter than the English mile.