4 letter word starting with mi

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mias noun The orang-outang.
mica noun The name of a group of minerals characterized by highly perfect cleavage, so that they readily separate into very thin leaves, more or less elastic. They differ widely in composition, and vary in color from pale brown or yellow to green or black. The transparent forms are used in lanterns, the doors of stoves, etc., being popularly called isinglass. Formerly called also cat-silver, and glimmer.
mice noun pl of Mouse., of Mouse
mich verb i. Alt. of Miche
mico noun A small South American monkey (Mico melanurus), allied to the marmoset. The name was originally applied to an albino variety.
mida noun The larva of the bean fly.
mien noun Aspect; air; manner; demeanor; carriage; bearing.
miff noun A petty falling out; a tiff; a quarrel; offense., To offend slightly.
mild superl. Gentle; pleasant; kind; soft; bland; clement; hence, moderate in degree or quality; — the opposite of harsh, severe, irritating, violent, disagreeable, etc.; — applied to persons and things; as, a mild disposition; a mild eye; a mild air; a mild medicine; a mild insanity.
mile noun A certain measure of distance, being equivalent in England and the United States to 320 poles or rods, or 5,280 feet.
milk noun A white fluid secreted by the mammary glands of female mammals for the nourishment of their young, consisting of minute globules of fat suspended in a solution of casein, albumin, milk sugar, and inorganic salts., A kind of juice or sap, usually white in color, found in certain plants; latex. See Latex., An emulsion made by bruising seeds; as, the milk of almonds, produced by pounding almonds with sugar and water., The ripe, undischarged spat of an oyster., To draw or press milk from the breasts or udder of, by the hand or mouth; to withdraw the milk of., To draw from the breasts or udder; to extract, as milk; as, to milk wholesome milk from healthy cows., To draw anything from, as if by milking; to compel to yield profit or advantage; to plunder., To draw or to yield milk.
mill noun A money of account of the United States, having the value of the tenth of a cent, or the thousandth of a dollar., A machine for grinding or comminuting any substance, as grain, by rubbing and crushing it between two hard, rough, or intented surfaces; as, a gristmill, a coffee mill; a bone mill., A machine used for expelling the juice, sap, etc., from vegetable tissues by pressure, or by pressure in combination with a grinding, or cutting process; as, a cider mill; a cane mill., A machine for grinding and polishing; as, a lapidary mill., A common name for various machines which produce a manufactured product, or change the form of a raw material by the continuous repetition of some simple action; as, a sawmill; a stamping mill, etc., A building or collection of buildings with machinery by which the processes of manufacturing are carried on; as, a cotton mill; a powder mill; a rolling mill., A hardened steel roller having a design in relief, used for imprinting a reversed copy of the design in a softer metal, as copper., An excavation in rock, transverse to the workings, from which material for filling is obtained., A passage underground through which ore is shot., A milling cutter. See Illust. under Milling., A pugilistic., To reduce to fine particles, or to small pieces, in a mill; to grind; to comminute., To shape, finish, or transform by passing through a machine; specifically, to shape or dress, as metal, by means of a rotary cutter., To make a raised border around the edges of, or to cut fine grooves or indentations across the edges of, as of a coin, or a screw head; also, to stamp in a coining press; to coin., To pass through a fulling mill; to full, as cloth., To beat with the fists., To roll into bars, as steel., To swim under water; — said of air-breathing creatures.
milt noun The spleen., The spermatic fluid of fishes., The testes, or spermaries, of fishes when filled with spermatozoa., To impregnate (the roe of a fish) with milt.
mime noun A kind of drama in which real persons and events were generally represented in a ridiculous manner., An actor in such representations., To mimic.
mina noun An ancient weight or denomination of money, of varying value. The Attic mina was valued at a hundred drachmas., See Myna.
mind verb The intellectual or rational faculty in man; the understanding; the intellect; the power that conceives, judges, or reasons; also, the entire spiritual nature; the soul; — often in distinction from the body., The state, at any given time, of the faculties of thinking, willing, choosing, and the like; psychical activity or state; as: (a) Opinion; judgment; belief., Choice; inclination; liking; intent; will., Courage; spirit., Memory; remembrance; recollection; as, to have or keep in mind, to call to mind, to put in mind, etc., To fix the mind or thoughts on; to regard with attention; to treat as of consequence; to consider; to heed; to mark; to note., To occupy one’s self with; to employ one’s self about; to attend to; as, to mind one’s business., To obey; as, to mind parents; the dog minds his master., To have in mind; to purpose., To put in mind; to remind., To give attention or heed; to obey; as, the dog minds well.
mine noun See Mien., Belonging to me; my. Used as a pronominal to me; my. Used as a pronominal adjective in the predicate; as, “Vengeance is mine; I will repay.” Rom. xii. 19. Also, in the old style, used attributively, instead of my, before a noun beginning with a vowel., To dig a mine or pit in the earth; to get ore, metals, coal, or precious stones, out of the earth; to dig in the earth for minerals; to dig a passage or cavity under anything in order to overthrow it by explosives or otherwise., To form subterraneous tunnel or hole; to form a burrow or lodge in the earth; as, the mining cony., To dig away, or otherwise remove, the substratum or foundation of; to lay a mine under; to sap; to undermine; hence, to ruin or destroy by slow degrees or secret means., To dig into, for ore or metal., To get, as metals, out of the earth by digging., A subterranean cavity or passage, A pit or excavation in the earth, from which metallic ores, precious stones, coal, or other mineral substances are taken by digging; — distinguished from the pits from which stones for architectural purposes are taken, and which are called quarries., A cavity or tunnel made under a fortification or other work, for the purpose of blowing up the superstructure with some explosive agent., Any place where ore, metals, or precious stones are got by digging or washing the soil; as, a placer mine., Fig.: A rich source of wealth or other good.
mink noun A carnivorous mammal of the genus Putorius, allied to the weasel. The European mink is Putorius lutreola. The common American mink (P. vison) varies from yellowish brown to black. Its fur is highly valued. Called also minx, nurik, and vison.
mint noun The name of several aromatic labiate plants, mostly of the genus Mentha, yielding odoriferous essential oils by distillation. See Mentha., A place where money is coined by public authority., Any place regarded as a source of unlimited supply; the supply itself., To make by stamping, as money; to coin; to make and stamp into money., To invent; to forge; to fabricate; to fashion.
minx noun A pert or a wanton girl., A she puppy; a pet dog., The mink; — called also minx otter.
miny adjective Abounding with mines; like a mine.
mira noun A remarkable variable star in the constellation Cetus (/ Ceti).
mire noun An ant., Deep mud; wet, spongy earth., To cause or permit to stick fast in mire; to plunge or fix in mud; as, to mire a horse or wagon., To soil with mud or foul matter., To stick in mire.
mirk adjective Dark; gloomy; murky., Darkness; gloom; murk.
miry adjective Abounding with deep mud; full of mire; muddy; as, a miry road.
mis- A prefix used adjectively and adverbially in the sense of amiss, wrong, ill, wrongly, unsuitably; as, misdeed, mislead, mischief, miscreant.
mise noun The issue in a writ of right., Expense; cost; disbursement., A tax or tallage; in Wales, an honorary gift of the people to a new king or prince of Wales; also, a tribute paid, in the country palatine of Chester, England, at the change of the owner of the earldom.
migo verb i. To go astray.
miss noun A title of courtesy prefixed to the name of a girl or a woman who has not been married. See Mistress, 5., A young unmarried woman or a girl; as, she is a miss of sixteen., A kept mistress. See Mistress, 4., In the game of three-card loo, an extra hand, dealt on the table, which may be substituted for the hand dealt to a player., To fail of hitting, reaching, getting, finding, seeing, hearing, etc.; as, to miss the mark one shoots at; to miss the train by being late; to miss opportunites of getting knowledge; to miss the point or meaning of something said., To omit; to fail to have or to do; to get without; to dispense with; — now seldom applied to persons., To discover the absence or omission of; to feel the want of; to mourn the loss of; to want., To fail to hit; to fly wide; to deviate from the true direction., To fail to obtain, learn, or find; — with of., To go wrong; to err., To be absent, deficient, or wanting., The act of missing; failure to hit, reach, find, obtain, etc., Loss; want; felt absence., Mistake; error; fault., Harm from mistake.
mist noun Visible watery vapor suspended in the atmosphere, at or near the surface of the earth; fog., Coarse, watery vapor, floating or falling in visible particles, approaching the form of rain; as, Scotch mist., Hence, anything which dims or darkens, and obscures or intercepts vision., To cloud; to cover with mist; to dim., To rain in very fine drops; as, it mists.
misy noun An impure yellow sulphate of iron; yellow copperas or copiapite.
mite noun A minute arachnid, of the order Acarina, of which there are many species; as, the cheese mite, sugar mite, harvest mite, etc. See Acarina., A small coin formerly circulated in England, rated at about a third of a farthing. The name is also applied to a small coin used in Palestine in the time of Christ., A small weight; one twentieth of a grain., Anything very small; a minute object; a very little quantity or particle.
mitt noun A mitten; also, a covering for the wrist and hand and not for the fingers.
mitu noun A South American curassow of the genus Mitua.
mity adjective Having, or abounding with, mites.
mixt of Mix