- gentle or kind in disposition, action, or effect; not severe, harsh, bitter, etc.
- not extreme in any way; moderate; temperate: a mild winter
- having a soft, pleasant taste or flavor; not strong, sour, bitter, biting, or sharp: said of tobacco, cheese, etc.
- designating steel that is tough but malleable and contains only a small percentage of carbon
Origin of mildMiddle English milde from OE, akin to German mild from Indo-European an unverified form meldh- from base an unverified form mel-, to crush, rub fine from source melt, mill