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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

MIL'LER, n. [from mill.] One whose occupation is to attend a grist-mill.
1. An insect whose wings appear as if covered with white dust or powder, like a miller's clothes.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: United States bandleader of a popular big band (1909-1944) [syn: Miller, Glenn Miller, Alton Glenn Miller]
2: United States novelist whose novels were originally banned as pornographic (1891-1980) [syn: Miller, Henry Miller, Henry Valentine Miller]
3: United States playwright (1915-2005) [syn: Miller, Arthur Miller]
4: someone who works in a mill (especially a grain mill)
5: machine tool in which metal that is secured to a carriage is fed against rotating cutters that shape it [syn: miller, milling machine]
6: any of various moths that have powdery wings [syn: moth miller, miller]

Merriam Webster's

noun Date: 14th century 1. one that operates a mill; specifically one that grinds grain into flour 2. any of various moths having powdery wings 3. a. milling machine b. a tool for use in a milling machine

Merriam Webster's

I. biographical name Arthur 1915- American dramatist & novelist II. biographical name Henry 1891-1980 American writer III. biographical name Joaquin 1837-1913 pseudonym of Cincinnatus Hiner Miller American poet IV. biographical name Merton Howard 1923-2000 American economist V. biographical name Perry Gilbert Eddy 1905-1963 American literary critic & scholar VI. biographical name William 1782-1849 American religious leader

Britannica Concise

Any of the more than 20,000 moth species in the lepidopteran family Noctuidae, common worldwide. Some species have a 1-ft (30-cm) wingspan, the largest wingspan of any moth, but most species have a wingspan of 1.5 in. (4 cm) or less. The wings are usually dull-colored. Both larvae and adults of most species feed at night. Adults feed on fruits, sap, or nectar. The larvae of many species are agricultural pests (e.g., cutworm, bollworm) that feed on foliage and seeds, bore into stems and fruits, and eat or sever roots. A few species prey on scale insects.

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 the proprietor or tenant of a corn-mill. 2 a person who works or owns a mill. Phrases and idioms: miller's thumb a small spiny freshwater fish, Cottus gobio: also called BULLHEAD. Etymology: ME mylnere, prob. f. MLG, MDu. molner, mulner, OS mulineri f. LL molinarius f. molina MILL(1), assim. to MILL(1)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Miller Mill"er (m[i^]l"[~e]r), n. 1. One who keeps or attends a flour mill or gristmill. 2. A milling machine. 3. (Zo["o]l.) (a) A moth or lepidopterous insect; -- so called because the wings appear as if covered with white dust or powder, like a miller's clothes. Called also moth miller. (b) The eagle ray. (c) The hen harrier. [Prov. Eng.] Miller's thumb. (Zo["o]l.) (a) A small fresh-water fish of the genus Uranidea (formerly Cottus), as the European species (U. gobio), and the American (U. gracilis); -- called also bullhead. (b) A small bird, as the gold-crest, chiff-chaff, and long-tailed tit. [Prov. Eng.]

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Ray Ray, n. [F. raie, L. raia. Cf. Roach.] (Zo["o]l.) (a) Any one of numerous elasmobranch fishes of the order Rai[ae], including the skates, torpedoes, sawfishes, etc. (b) In a restricted sense, any of the broad, flat, narrow-tailed species, as the skates and sting rays. See Skate. Bishop ray, a yellow-spotted, long-tailed eagle ray (Stoasodon n[`a]rinari) of the Southern United States and the West Indies. Butterfly ray, a short-tailed American sting ray (Pteroplatea Maclura), having very broad pectoral fins. Devil ray. See Sea Devil. Eagle ray, any large ray of the family Myliobatid[ae], or [AE]tobatid[ae]. The common European species (Myliobatis aquila) is called also whip ray, and miller. Electric ray, or Cramp ray, a torpedo. Starry ray, a common European skate (Raia radiata). Sting ray, any one of numerous species of rays of the family Trygonid[ae] having one or more large, sharp, barbed dorsal spines on the whiplike tail. Called also stingaree.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(millers) A miller is a person who owns or operates a mill in which grain is crushed to make flour. N-COUNT

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. Moth.

1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue

A murderer.

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