mile (

     n 1: a unit of length equal to 1760 yards [syn: statute mile, {stat
          mi}, land mile, mi]
     2: a unit of length used in navigation; equivalent to the
        distance spanned by one minute of arc in latitude; 1,852
        meters [syn: nautical mile, mi, naut mi, knot, {international
        nautical mile}, air mile]
     3: a large distance; "he missed by a mile"
     4: a former British unit of length once used in navigation;
        equivalent to 1828.8 meters (6000 feet) [syn: sea mile]
     5: a British unit of length equivalent to 1,853.18 meters
        (6,082 feet) [syn: nautical mile, naut mi, mi, {geographical
        mile}, Admiralty mile]
     6: an ancient Roman unit of length equivalent to 1620 yards
        [syn: Roman mile]
     7: a Swedish unit of length equivalent to 10 km [syn: {Swedish
     8: a footrace extending one mile; "he holds the record in the