What is Miller?

  • (noun): Machine tool in which metal that is secured to a carriage is fed against rotating cutters that shape it.
    Synonyms: milling machine
    See also — Additional definitions below


A miller usually refers to a person who operates a mill, a machine to grind a cereal crop to make flour. Milling is among the oldest of human occupations. "Miller", "Milne" and other variants are common surnames, as are their equivalents in other languages around the world ("Müller" or "Mueller" in German, "Molnár" in Hungarian,"Molinero" in Spanish, "Molinari" in Italian etc.). Milling existed in hunter gatherer communities, and later millers were important to the development of agriculture.

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Darryl Neudorf - Biography - Miller Block
... words painted in gold on the front of the buildings' black and green tiled facade Miller Block was born ... Throughout the 1990s, Neudorf designed, managed, owned and operated Miller Block with Tracy Pillsworth (aka Sugarpill), where he did much of his recording and production ... The merging of equipment, space and trust surrounding Miller Block resulted in a creative studio environment that flourished for six years, until the Fall of 2000 ...
Miller, South Dakota - Popular Culture
... Miller was the focal point of a “This America Life” episode discussing a racial incident that occurred in the town ...
Normandy American Cemetery And Memorial - In Popular Culture
... A World War II veteran, accompanied by his family, makes his way to the grave of Captain John Miller (played by Tom Hanks) and segues into the movie's opening battle sequence, the D-Day landing at Omaha Beach ... The grave does not actually exist the headstone for Miller was only brought to the cemetery for the movie ... The Captain John Miller portrayed in the movie never existed, but the Private Ryan story is based upon the story of the Niland Brothers, two of whom are buried in the cemetery ...
Frederick Miller
... Frederick Edward John Miller (born as "Friedrich Eduard Johannes Müller" November 24, 1824 in Riedlingen, Germany - May 11, 1888) was a brewery owner who founded the Miller Brewing Company at the Plank Road Brewery ... Miller was born in Germany, and was married to Josephine Miller in Friedrichshafen, Germany on June 7, 1853 ... Their first child, Joseph Edward Miller, was born the next year ...
Oliver Miller - Career
... After graduating from the University of Arkansas, Miller, who is known as "The Big O" because of his large size (6-foot-9, over 300 pounds), was selected by the Phoenix Suns as the 22nd ... Miller was known as a talented center with good passing skills, averaging 12.9 points, 7.4 rebounds, 2.9 assists, 1.9 blocks and 1.4 steals per game at his peak (1995–96) ... Following his initial stint in the NBA, Miller moved overseas, joining Iraklio BC in Greece for the 1998–99 season, before signing with the Kings in February 1999 to play in ...

More definitions of "Miller":

  • (noun): Any of various moths that have powdery wings.
    Synonyms: moth miller
  • (noun): United States playwright (born 1915).
    Synonyms: Arthur Miller
  • (noun): Someone who works in a mill (especially a grain mill).

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