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Meaning of miller by Wiktionary Dictionary



    • Rhymes: -ɪlə( r )


    From mill .


    miller ( plural: millers )

    1. A person who owns or operates a mill, especially a flour mill .
    2. A milling machine .
    3. Any of several moths that have powdery wings .
    4. The common name of a flour-smelling mushroom, Clitopilus prunulus .

Explanation of miller by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. any of various moths that have powdery wings

    2. machine tool in which metal that is secured to a carriage is fed against rotating cutters that shape it

    3. someone who works in a mill ( especially a grain mill )

    4. United States playwright ( 1915-2005 )

    5. United States novelist whose novels were originally banned as pornographic ( 1891-1980 )

    6. United States bandleader of a popular big band ( 1909-1944 )

    Definition of miller by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. Miller ( mĭlẽr ), n.
      1. One who keeps or attends a flour mill or gristmill.

      2. A milling machine.

      3. ( Zool. ) 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. The eagle ray. The hen harrier. [Prov. Eng.]

      Miller's thumb. ( Zool. ) A small fresh-water fish of the genus Uranidea ( formerly Cottus ), as the European species ( Uranidea gobio ), and the American ( Uranidea gracilis ); -- called also bullhead. A small bird, as the gold-crest, chiff-chaff, and long-tailed tit. [Prov. Eng.]

    2. Ray, n. [F. raie, L. raia. Cf. Roach.] ( Zool. ) Any one of numerous elasmobranch fishes of the order Raiae, including the skates, torpedoes, sawfishes, etc. 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 ( Aetobatus narinari syn. Stoasodon narinari ) of the Southern United States and the West Indies; also called the spotted eagle ray and white-spotted eagle ray. -- 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 Myliobatidae, or Aetobatidae. 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 Trygonidae having one or more large, sharp, barbed dorsal spines on the whiplike tail. Called also stingaree.