- a person who owns or operates a mill, esp. a flour mill
- milling machine
- a tool to be used in such a machine
- any of various moths with wings that look dusty or powdered, suggesting a miller's clothes
Origin: Middle English mylnere
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Arthur 1915-2005; U.S. playwright
Henry 1891-1980; U.S. writer
Joaquin (pseud. of Cincinnatus Heine Miller) 1837?-1913; U.S. poet
Joe 1684-1738; Eng. stage comedian: Joe Miller's Jest-book (1739), a book of jokes attributed to him, was published after his death
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- One who works in, operates, or owns a mill, especially a grain mill.
- A milling machine.
- Any of various moths whose wings and bodies have a powdery appearance.
, Arthur Asher 1915-2005.
American playwright whose works include Death of a Salesman (1949), for which he won a Pulitzer Prize, and The Crucible (1953).
, (Alton) Glenn 1904-1944.
American bandleader and composer whose orchestra was one of the most popular groups of the big-band era.
, Henry Valentine 1891-1980.
American writer whose novels Tropic of Cancer (1934) and Tropic of Capricorn (1939) were banned in the United States because of their sexual content.
, Joaquin Pseudonym of Cincinnatus Hiner Miller. 1837-1913.
American poet whose work is based on his adventures in the West. His collections include Specimens (1868) and Joaquin et al. (1869).
, Merton Howard 1923-2000.
American economist. He shared a 1990 Nobel Prize for contributions to financial economics.
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, William 1782-1849.
American religious leader who preached that Christ's Second Coming would take place in 1843. Miller's followers later organized the Advent Christian Church (1860).