mile

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mile is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
mile

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Singular
mile

Plural
miles

  1. (countable) A mile is a measurement of distance. It is equal to 1.609 km (5280 feet, or 1760 yards).
    It's about a mile and a half to the school.
    She was driving at speeds over 80 miles an hour.
  2. (countable) For ships and airplanes a nautical mile is equal to 1.853 km (6080.20 feet).
  3. (countable) You use miles to talk about a long distance.
    We're miles from home and we have no food or radio.

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