"miles" in the noun 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
2. nautical mile, mile, mi, naut mi, 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
a large distance
"he missed by a mile"
4. sea mile, mile
a former British unit of length once used in navigation equivalent to 6,000 feet (1828.8 meters)
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
6. mile, Roman mile
an ancient Roman unit of length equivalent to 1620 yards
7. mile, mil, Swedish mile
a Swedish unit of length equivalent to 10 km
a footrace extending one mile
"he holds the record in the mile"
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