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## Noun

**Definition:** a unit of length equal to 1,760 yards or 5,280 feet; exactly 1609.344 meters

**Definition:** a unit of length used in navigation; exactly 1,852 meters; historically based on the distance spanned by one minute of arc in latitude

**Definition:** a large distance; "he missed by a mile"

**Definition:** a former British unit of length once used in navigation; equivalent to 6,000 feet (1828.8 meters)

**Definition:** a former British unit of length equivalent to 6,080 feet (1,853.184 meters); 800 feet longer than a statute mile

**Definition:** a footrace extending one mile; "he holds the record in the mile"

**Definition:** The international mile: a unit of length precisely equal to 1.609344 kilometers established by treaty among Anglophone nations in 1959, divided into 5,280 feet or 1,760 yards.