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mile

A certain measure of distance, being equivalent in England and the united states to 320 poles or rods, or 5,280 feet.

The distance called a mile varies greatly in different countries. Its length in yards is, in Norway, 12,182; in Brunswick, 11,816; in Sweden, 11,660; in hungary, 9,139; in Switzerland, 8,548; in Austria, 8,297; in Prussia, 8,238; in Poland, 8,100; in Italy, 2,025; in England and the united states, 1,760; in Spain, 1,552; in the Netherlands, 1,094. Geographical, or Nautical mile, one sixtieth of a degree of a great circle of the earth, or 6080.27 feet. Mile run. Same as train mile. See Train. Roman mile, a thousand paces, equal to 1,614 yards english measure. Statute mile, a mile conforming to statute, that is, in England and the United States, a mile of 5,280 feet, as distinguished from any other mile.

Origin: AS. Mil, fr. L. Millia, milia; pl. Of mille a thousand, i. E, milia passuum a thousand paces. Cf. Mill the tenth of a cent, Million.


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