What does the word mile mean?

Usage examples for mile

  1. I wanted a shilling for a poor woman, and hadn't one to give her without going home a mile and a half for it! – What's Mine's Mine V1 by George MacDonald
  2. The car didn't come within a mile of you. – The Clock Strikes Thirteen by Mildred A. Wirt
  3. I live just outside Bassingham, and a mere three- mile walk is nothing on a lovely evening like this. – The Red Derelict by Bertram Mitford