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miller

[mil-er] /ˈmɪl ər/
noun
1.
a person who owns or operates a mill, especially a mill that grinds grain into flour.
3.
any moth, especially of the family Noctuidae, having wings that appear powdery.
Origin
1325-1375
1325-75; Middle English millere, assimilated variant of milnere, equivalent to milne mill1 + -ere -er1
Related forms
undermiller, noun

Miller

[mil-er] /ˈmɪl ər/
noun
1.
Arthur, 1915–2005, U.S. playwright and novelist.
2.
Glenn, 1904–44, U.S. dance bandleader and trombonist.
3.
Henry, 1891–1980, U.S. novelist.
4.
Joaquin
[wah-keen] /wɑˈkin/ (Show IPA),
(Cincinnatus Heine Miller) 1841–1913, U.S. poet.
5.
Joe (Joseph or Josias Miller) 1684–1738, English actor, after whom Joe Miller's Jestbook was named.
6.
Merton Howard, 1923–2000, U.S. economist: Nobel prize 1990.
7.
William, 1782–1849, U.S. religious leader: founder of the Adventist Church.
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Examples from the web for miller
  • White cyclamen appear to flutter above silvery dusty-miller foliage and eucalyptus pods.
  • The completed snowflake is finished with silvery dusty miller and eucalyptus pods.
  • Attractive with silver-foliaged plants such as dusty miller.
  • Even an honest miller grows rich with what he prigs.
  • miller responded by putting his garden on a hiatus this summer while he got his property rezoned.
  • The miller is at home near his millstones and beside his dam.
  • miller estimates that about a thousand people will participate in the event this year.
  • miller was present for a few hours of this ordeal, struggling to find words to identify the vials that he had known so well.
  • miller had hanged himself from a tree, and the death was ruled a suicide.
British Dictionary definitions for miller

miller

/ˈmɪlə/
noun
1.
a person who keeps, operates, or works in a mill, esp a corn mill
2.
another name for milling machine
3.
a person who operates a milling machine
4.
any of various pale coloured or white moths, especially the medium-sized noctuid Apatele leporina
5.
an edible basidiomycetous fungus, Clitopilus prunulus, with a white funnel-shaped cap and pinkish spores, often forming rings in grass

Miller

/ˈmɪlə/
noun
1.
Arthur. 1915–2005, US dramatist. His plays include Death of a Salesman (1949), The Crucible (1953), A View from the Bridge (1955), and Mr Peters' Connections (1998)
2.
(Alton) Glenn. 1904–44, US composer, trombonist, and band leader. His popular compositions include "Moonlight Serenade". During World War II he was leader of the US Air Force band in Europe. He disappeared without trace on a flight between England and France
3.
Henry (Valentine). 1891–1980, US novelist, author of Tropic of Cancer (1934) and Tropic of Capricorn (1938)
4.
Hugh 1802–56, Scottish geologist and writer
5.
Sir Jonathan (Wolfe). born 1934, British doctor, actor, and theatre director. His productions include Shakespeare, Ibsen, and Chekhov as well as numerous operas. He has also presented many television medical programmes
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Word Origin and History for miller
n.

mid-14c. (attested as a surname by early 14c.), agent noun from mill (v.1). The Old English word was mylnweard, literally "mill-keeper" (preserved in surname Millward, attested from late 13c.).

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