Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun mile

8 senses of mile

Sense 1

mile, statute mile, stat mi, land mile, international mile, mi -- (a unit of length equal to 1,760 yards or 5,280 feet; exactly 1609.344 meters)

=> linear unit, linear measure -- (a unit of measurement of length)

Sense 2

nautical mile, mile, mi, naut mi, knot, international nautical mile, air mile -- (a unit of length used in navigation; exactly 1,852 meters; historically based on the distance spanned by one minute of arc in latitude)

=> nautical linear unit -- (a linear unit of distance used in navigation)

Sense 3

mile -- (a large distance; "he missed by a mile")

=> large indefinite quantity, large indefinite amount -- (an indefinite quantity that is above the average in size or magnitude)

Sense 4

sea mile, mile -- (a former British unit of length once used in navigation; equivalent to 6,000 feet (1828.8 meters))

=> nautical linear unit -- (a linear unit of distance used in navigation)

Sense 5

nautical mile, naut mi, mile, mi, geographical mile, Admiralty mile -- (a former British unit of length equivalent to 6,080 feet (1,853.184 meters); 800 feet longer than a statute mile)

=> nautical linear unit -- (a linear unit of distance used in navigation)

Sense 6

mile, Roman mile -- (an ancient Roman unit of length equivalent to 1620 yards)

=> linear unit, linear measure -- (a unit of measurement of length)

Sense 7

mile, mil, Swedish mile -- (a Swedish unit of length equivalent to 10 km)

=> linear unit, linear measure -- (a unit of measurement of length)

Sense 8

mile -- (a footrace extending one mile; "he holds the record in the mile")

=> track event -- (a footrace performed on a track (indoor or outdoor))