Milk meaning

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A whitish liquid containing proteins, fats, lactose, and various vitamins and minerals that is produced by the mammary glands of all mature female mammals after they have given birth and serves as nourishment for their young.
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A white liquid produced by the mammary glands of female mammals for feeding their young beginning immediately after birth. Milk is an emulsion of proteins, fats, vitamins, minerals, and sugars, especially lactose, in water. The proteins in milk contain all the essential amino acids.
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A white or yellowish emulsion secreted by the mammary glands of female mammals for suckling their young and usually consisting of fats, proteins, sugars, vitamins, and minerals suspended in water.
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The definition of milk is a white or yellowish liquid that comes out of the nipples of mammals to feed their babies, or the liquid of various plants and fruits.

An example of milk is what women feed their baby when breast feeding.

An example of milk is what cream is made of.

An example of milk is the liquid inside a coconut.

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To draw milk from a female mammal.
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To draw milk.
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A whitish liquid containing proteins, fats, lactose, and various vitamins and minerals that is produced by the mammary glands of all mature female mammals after they have given birth and serves as nourishment for their young.
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The milk of cows, goats, or other animals, used as food by humans.
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(countable, informal) An individual serving of milk.

Table three ordered three milks. (Formally: The guests at table three ordered three glasses of milk.)

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A liquid resembling milk in consistency, such as milkweed sap or milk of magnesia.
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To press out, drain off, or remove (a liquid).

Milk venom from a snake.

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Cow's milk, or, sometimes, that of goats, camels, etc., drunk by humans as a food or used to make butter, cheese, casein products, etc.
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To draw or squeeze milk from the mammary glands of (a cow, etc.)
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To extract juice, sap, venom, etc. from.
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To draw out or drain off; extract.
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(informal) To exploit.
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To give milk.
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Giving milk; kept for milking.

Milk cows.

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(uncountable) A white liquid produced by the mammary glands of female mammals to nourish their young. From certain animals, especially cows, it is a common food for humans as a beverage or used to produce various dairy products such as butter, cheese, and yogurt.
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The ripe, undischarged spat of an oyster.
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(uncountable, slang) Semen.
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To express milk from (a mammal, especially a cow).

The farmer milked his cows.

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To draw (milk) from the breasts or udder.

To milk wholesome milk from healthy cows.

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To express any liquid (from any creature).
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(figuratively) To make excessive use of (a particular point in speech or writing, etc.); to take advantage of (a situation).

When the audience began laughing, the comedian milked the joke for more laughs.

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Milk is defined as to remove, obtain or pull out.

An example of milk is a woman telling a man she loves him to get what she wants.

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The milk of cows, goats, or other animals, used as food by humans.
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Any of various potable liquids resembling milk, such as coconut milk or soymilk.
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To yield or supply milk.
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Any liquid like this, as the juice of various plants or fruits (e.g., coconut milk), or any of various emulsions.
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A liquid resembling milk in consistency, such as milkweed sap or milk of magnesia.
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To press out, drain off, or remove a liquid.

Milk venom from a snake.

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Any of various potable liquids resembling milk, such as coconut milk or soymilk.
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(uncountable) A white (whitish) liquid obtained from a vegetable source such as soy beans, coconuts, almonds, rice, oats. Also called non-dairy milk.
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milk it
  • To take advantage of the help or kindness of others, as when one acts as if one still needs help after recovering from an illness.
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cry over spilt milk
  • to mourn or regret something that cannot be undone
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of milk

  • Middle English from Old English milc melg- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old English melcan, from Proto-Germanic *melkanÄ…, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *hâ‚‚melǵ-, the same root as the above noun. Compare Dutch and German melken, Danish malke, Norwegian mjølke, also Latin mulgeō (“I milk"), Ancient Greek ἀμέλγω (amelgō, “I milk"), Albanian mjel (“to milk"), Russian молозиво (molozivo), Lithuanian mélžti, Tocharian A mālk-.

    From Wiktionary

  • From Middle English milk, mylk, melk, mulc, from Old English meolc, meoluc (“milk"), from Proto-Germanic *meluks, from Proto-Indo-European *hâ‚‚melǵ-.

    From Wiktionary