• WordNet 3.6
    • n miller any of various moths that have powdery wings
    • n miller machine tool in which metal that is secured to a carriage is fed against rotating cutters that shape it
    • n miller someone who works in a mill (especially a grain mill)
    • n Miller United States playwright (1915-2005)
    • n Miller United States novelist whose novels were originally banned as pornographic (1891-1980)
    • n Miller United States bandleader of a popular big band (1909-1944)
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Miller Miller
Ye Jolly Miller music Ye Jolly Miller music
Device of Andrew Miller Device of Andrew Miller
The Two Millers The Two Millers
Miller in front of waterwheel Miller in front of waterwheel

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Glenn Miller was the first performer to earn a gold record. He got it for the Chattanooga Choo Choo on February 10, 1942.
    • Miller A milling machine.
    • Miller (Zoöl) A moth or lepidopterous insect; -- so called because the wings appear as if covered with white dust or powder, like a miller's clothes. Called also moth miller.
    • Miller One who keeps or attends a flour mill or gristmill.
    • Miller (Zoöl) The eagle ray.
    • Miller (Zoöl) The hen harrier.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The Four Horsemen of the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame played together for the last time in 1925, as the Irish downed Stanford in the Rose Bowl, 27-10. The Four Horsemen were Jim Crowley, Elmer Layden, Don Miller and Harry Stuhldreher.
    • n miller One who grinds grain in a mill; one who keeps or who attends to a mill, especially a grain-mill.
    • n miller A milling-machine.
    • n miller A moth whose wings appear as if dusted over with flour or meal, like a miller's clothes; hence, almost any small moth, Such as fly about lights at night. Common millers in the United States are Spilosoma virginica, a moth whose larva is one of the woolly-bear caterpillars, and Hyphantria cunea, the web-worm moth. The little yellowish moths of the genera Crambus and Botis are also commonly called millers. See cuts under Crambidæ and Hyphantria.
    • n miller A fish, the eagle-ray, Myliobalis aquila; a mill-skate.
    • n miller The hen-harrier, Circus cyaneus.
    • n miller A young flycatcher. C. Swainson, Brit. Birds, 1885, p. 49. [Local, Eng.]
    • n miller A cicada.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Electrical hearing aids were invented in 1901 by Miller R. Hutchinson.
    • n Miller mil′ėr one who has, or who attends to, a corn-mill
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In literature:

Miller, Miss Mary E., Elkhart.
"The American Missionary - Volume 52, No. 1, March, 1898" by Various
The other men are Malcolm Ewen and Donald Miller.
"On the Edge of the Arctic" by Harry Lincoln Sayler
And in truth the old miller loved Ruth too, only he was slow to admit it.
"Ruth Fielding on the St. Lawrence" by Alice B. Emerson
In 1677, Eastchurch and Miller departed from London to take up their duties in Carolina.
"In Ancient Albemarle" by Catherine Albertson
Miller (1955a:163) heard several Roadrunners calling at Boquillas Canyon in the Sierra del Carmen, where he obtained two females.
"Birds from Coahuila, Mexico" by Emil K. Urban
Every miller wad weise the water to his ain mill.
"The Proverbs of Scotland" by Alexander Hislop
The miller was there, and was asked if he could sell a sack of wheat.
"A History of Lumsden's Battery, C.S.A." by George Little
The Squire's father some fifteen years since had given to the miller a verbal promise that the house and mill should be repaired.
"The Vicar of Bullhampton" by Anthony Trollope
The miller went to the platform on the riverside, Ruth and her friends following him.
"Ruth Fielding At College" by Alice B. Emerson
Down in the valley, near Bex, among the great walnut-trees, by the side of a little rushing mountain-stream, lived a rich miller.
"Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen" by Hans Christian Andersen

In poetry:

Whan he first saw Jeanie Miller,
Wha wi' Jeanie could compare?--
Thousands had mair braws and siller,
But ware ony half sae fair?
"Scotland's Scaith, Or, The History O' Will And Jean. Owre True A Tale. In Two Parts" by Hector MacNeill
'Whan he first saw Jeanie Miller,
Wha wi' Jeanie could compare?
Thousands had mair braws and siller,
But ware ony half sae fair?'
"Scotland's Scaith, Or, The History O' Will And Jean. Owre True A Tale. In Two Parts" by Hector MacNeill
'Chang'd I am,' sigh'd Willie till her;
'Chang'd, nae doubt, as chang'd can be!
Yet, alas! does Jeanie Miller
Nought o' Willie Gairlace see!'
"The Waes O' War : Or The Upshot Of The History O' Will And Jean. In Four Parts" by Hector MacNeill
It is the miller's daughter,
And she is grown so dear, so dear,
That I would be the jewel
That trembles in her ear:
For hid in ringlets day and night,
I'd touch her neck so warm and white.
"The Miller's Daughter" by Alfred Lord Tennyson
I saw the miller, when the day had gone,
And all the sunlight from the hills had fled,
And tender shadows crept across the lawn—
I saw the trusty miller, and I said:
"What have you done to-day,
O miller gray?"
"What Had He Done?" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Jes' me and Marg'et lives alone here--like in long ago;
The childern all put off and gone, and married, don't you know?
One's millin' way out West somewhere; two other miller-boys
In Minnyopolis they air; and one's in Illinoise.
"The Old Home" by James Whitcomb Riley

In news:

Kerri Miller interviews Ken Auletta about the upheavals that the digital world is causing in the news, media and entertainment industries.
Monday October 1, 2012 Posted 1 month, 2 weeks ago by Jason Miller.
Friday September 7, 2012 Posted 1 month, 4 weeks ago by Jason Miller.
Mick Jagger, Keith Richards Producer: Jimmy Miller Released: April '71, Rolling Stones 12 weeks.
One such is quoted by Miller Hudson in your April 6 edition.
Times' Judy Miller, In Contempt, Says She Won't Budge .
"On the First Amendment," Judith Miller said, "I am a hard-liner.".
Center Tony Parker from Lithonia (Ga.) Miller Grove High School signed… (Nam Y. Huh / Associated Press ).
DJ Spooky aka 'Origin' magazine editor Paul D Miller on providing artists an eco-platform.
Getty Images, AP PhotoIlya Kovalchuk, Patrick Kane and Ryan Miller created plenty of memories in 2010.
Debra Donston-Miller November 06, 2012.
Greg Miller takes a more business-like approach.
Denver Nuggets's Andre Miller to Kenneth Faried WOW.
Michael Young was named the winner of the 2011 Marvin Miller Man of the Year Award.
Q+A with Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller.

In science:

Miller (1999) confirms the significance of the signal at 290 Hz reported by Miller (C.
Oscillations During Thermonuclear X-ray Bursts
In fact, it appears that the detection reported by Miller (1999), and confirmed by Markwardt (2001), is dependent strongly on this one burst.
Oscillations During Thermonuclear X-ray Bursts
Miller et al. (1997) found ≈ 40 such clusters, all less than ≈ 10 Myr years old based on the (U-B) vs. (V-I) diagram.
The Formation of Star Clusters
Miller G.L., Riemann’s hypothesis and tests for primality, J.
Identifying Half-Twists Using Randomized Algorithm Methods
Baik, Deift, McLaughlin, Miller and Zhou have recently proved convergence of moments, using Riemann-Hilbert techniques, for a growth model of Johansson .
On Convergence of Moments for Random Young Tableaux and a Random Growth Model