mill-v; 3 Senses

Sense Number 1: Move about in a confused or purposeless manner.

Commentary: Includes: MILL AROUND, MILL ABOUT

The children milled about in the parking lot.
Who is that man milling around the building?
Don't mill around in college, but seek to learn.

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: mill.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1
WordNet Verb Particle Constructions, Multiword Expressions:
mill_around 1, 2
mill_about 1, 2

Sense Number 2: Grind with a mill (or some other implement).

We mill the flour very fine for cake batters.
This is a place to mill grain.
Mill the silicon to a fine dust.

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: Grinding
PropBank: mill.02
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 3: Manipulate metal, possibly to produce currency.

NOTE: production method is by rolling or pressing flat.

The department mills many coins.
We milled foil for the exterior cover.

VerbNet: carve-21.2-2
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3, 4