- 1the white liquid produced by cows, goats, and some other animals as food for their babies and used as a drink by humans a pint/gallon of milk a bottle/carton of milk fresh/dried/powdered milk Do you take milk in your tea? milk products (= butter, cheese, etc.) see also buttermilk, condensed milk, evaporated milk, malted milk, skim milk, whole milk
- 2 the white liquid that is produced by women and female mammals for feeding their babies breast milk
- 3 the white juice of some plants and trees, especially the coconut see also soy milk Idioms
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to waste time worrying about something that has happened that you cannot do anything about As the saying goes —it's no use crying over spilled milk.
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a place where life is pleasant and easy and people are very happy He dreamed of emigrating to America—the land of milk and honey.
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kind behavior, considered to be natural to humans
the milk of human kindness (literary)jump to other results