Definition of


  1. (noun, body) produced by mammary glands of female mammals for feeding their young
  2. (noun, food) a white nutritious liquid secreted by mammals and used as food by human beings
  3. (noun, food) any of several nutritive milklike liquids
  4. (noun, object) a river that rises in the Rockies in northwestern Montana and flows eastward to become a tributary of the Missouri River
  5. (verb, change) take milk from female mammals
  6. (verb, change) add milk to
  7. (verb, consumption) exploit as much as possible

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Synonyms of Milk

milk river

Origin of the word Milk

  1. O.E. meoluc (W.Saxon), milc (Anglian), both related to melcan "to milk." The noun is from P.Gmc. *meluk- (cf. O.N. mjolk, Du. melk, Ger. Milch, Goth. miluks); the verb is from P.Gmc. *melkanan (cf. O.N. mjolka, Du., Ger. melken); both from PIE base *melg- "wiping, stroking," in ref. to the hand … more

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