rank-growing annual grass, valuable for fodder when cut young, and bearing nutritive seeds; called
also Hungarian grass. Texas millet is Panicum Texanum. Wild millet, or Millet grass, is
Milium effusum, a tail grass growing in woods.
(Mil"li-) [From L. mille a thousand.] (Metric System, Elec., Mech., etc.) A prefix denoting a thousandth
part of; as, millimeter, milligram, milliampère.
(Mil`li*am`père") n. [Milli- + ampère.] (Elec.) The thousandth part of one ampère.
(||Mil`liard") n. [F., from mille, mil, thousand, L. mille.] A thousand millions; called also
billion. See Billion.
(Mil"li*a*ry) a. [L. milliarius containing a thousand, fr. mille thousand: cf. F. milliaire milliary.
See Mile.] Of or pertaining to a mile, or to distance by miles; denoting a mile or miles.
A milliary column, from which they used to compute the distance of all the cities and places of note.Evelyn.
(Mil"li*a*ry), n.; pl. Milliaries [L. milliarium. See Milliary, a.] A milestone.
(||Mil`lier") n. [F., fr. mille thousand.] A weight of the metric system, being one million grams; a
(Mil"li*fold`) a. [L. mille thousand + E. fold times.] Thousandfold. [R.] Davies
(Mil"li*gram, Mil"li*gramme) n. [F. milligramme; milli- milli- + gramme. See 3d Gram.] A
measure of weight, in the metric system, being the thousandth part of a gram, equal to the weight of a
cubic millimeter of water, or .01543 of a grain avoirdupois.
(Mil"li*li`ter, Mil"li*li`tre) n. [F. millilitre; milli- milli- + litre. See Liter.] A measure of capacity
in the metric system, containing the thousandth part of a liter. It is a cubic centimeter, and is equal to
.061 of an English cubic inch, or to .0338 of an American fluid ounce.
(Mil"li*me`ter, Mil"li*me`tre) n. [F. millimètre; milli- milli- + mètre. See 3d Meter.] A lineal
measure in the metric system, containing the thousandth part of a meter; equal to .03937 of an inch.
See 3d Meter.
(Mil"li*ner) n. [From Milaner an inhabitant of Milan, in Italy; hence, a man from Milan who
imported women's finery.]
1. Formerly, a man who imported and dealt in small articles of a miscellaneous kind, especially such as
please the fancy of women. [Obs.]
No milliner can so fit his customers with gloves.Shak.
2. A person, usually a woman, who makes, trims, or deals in hats, bonnets, headdresses, etc., for women.
Man milliner, a man who makes or deals in millinery; hence, contemptuously, a man who is busied with
trifling occupations or embellishments.
1. The articles made or sold by milliners, as headdresses, hats or bonnets, laces, ribbons, and the like.
2. The business of work of a milliner.
(Mil`li*net") n. A stiff cotton fabric used by milliners for lining bonnets.