nautical mile vs mile

nautical mile mile


  • 1) nautical A unit of length corresponding approximately to one minute of arc of latitude along any meridian. By international agreement it is exactly 1,852 metres (approximately 6,076 feet).
  • 2) A unit of length used in sea and air navigation, based on the length of one minute of arc of a great circle, especially an international and US unit equal to 1,852 meters (about 6,076 feet).
  • 3) a unit of length used in navigation; exactly 1,852 meters; historically based on the distance spanned by one minute of arc in latitude
  • 4) a former British unit of length equivalent to 6,080 feet (1,853.184 meters); 800 feet longer than a statute mile


  • 1) A track race of one mile in length; sometimes used to refer to the 1500m race.
  • 2) A Roman unit of measure equal to 1000 (double) steps (mille passus or mille passuum) or 5000 Roman feet (approx. 1480m).
  • 3) informal One mile per hour, as a measure of speed.
  • 4) A unit of length equal to 5,280 feet or 1,760 yards (1,609 meters), used in the United States and other English-speaking countries.
  • 5) Sports A race that is one mile long.
  • 6) An air mile.
  • 7) A relatively great distance.
  • 8) A nautical mile.
  • 9) a thousand paces, equal to 1,614 yards English measure.
  • 10) one sixtieth of a degree of a great circle of the earth, or 6080.27 feet.
  • 11) Same as Train mile. See under Train.
  • 12) a mile conforming to statute, that is, in England and the United States, a mile of 5,280 feet, as distinguished from any other mile.
  • 13) A certain measure of distance, being equivalent in England and the United States to 320 poles or rods, or 5,280 feet.
  • 14) a footrace extending one mile
  • 15) a Swedish unit of length equivalent to 10 km
  • 16) a large distance
  • 17) an ancient Roman unit of length equivalent to 1620 yards
  • 18) An itinerary measure, modified from that of the Romans, which was equal to 1,617 English yards: used in the British empire, in the United States, and, formerly, in most European countries.


  • 1) Teams run that extra mile against you.
  • 2) The lava would have burst out of the crust at hundreds of miles an hour.
  • 3) This race should set up better and the extra half a mile will suit.
  • 4) The average traffic jam was six miles long.
  • 5) They were found about half a mile apart.
  • 6) Data showed his mobile had moved a distance of 12 miles.
  • 7) I ride the bike about 100 miles a week.
  • 8) Selsey is a village on the south coast, eight miles from Chichester.
  • 9) People come from miles around to see them.
  • 10) All those thousands of miles run in the belief that one day it will pay off.
  • 11) You claim you did not know the difference between kilometres per hour and miles per hour.
  • 12) Yet most medics consistently go that extra mile for their patients.
  • 13) The king with the gold wins by miles.
  • 14) Others were reported up to ten miles away.
  • 15) The island is barely half a mile wide and nine miles long.
  • 16) Yet a quarter of all car trips last year were under two miles in length.
  • 17) She had to walk eight miles a day there and back to work.
  • 18) The beach is half a mile away.
  • 19) Then he has to cycle through hundreds of miles of desert.
  • 20) Coventry airport is five miles to the south.
  • 21) The energetic come down on ropes or slide into view at about thirty miles an hour.
  • 22) Any staff member prepared to go the extra mile and come up with good ideas is likely to be valuable.
  • 23) He carried it home, a distance of two miles.
  • 24) On the next two days we covered 60 miles on the bikes.
  • 25) Since he disappeared, six other dogs have gone missing within five miles of my house.
  • 26) For the first 50 miles the present tax benefits for sponsors would be as at present.
  • 27) Especially one with the speed to run over the minimum distance, two miles.
  • 28) Training depends on the season: in the summer we run three miles maybe twice a week.
  • 29) Population in 1860, remaining the same per Population in 1860, remaining square mile, if area equal to that of South the same per _square mile_, if
  • 30) Kippletringan was distant at first ‘a gey bit; ’ then the ‘gey bit’ was more accurately described, as ‘ablins three mile; ’ then the ‘three mile’ diminished into ‘like a mile and a bittock; ’ then extended themselves into ‘four mile or there-awa; ’ and, lastly, a female voice, having hushed a wailing infant which the spokeswoman carried in her arms, assured Guy Mannering, ‘It was a weary lang gate yet to Kippletringan, and unco heavy road for foot passengers.
  • 31) It has been found in practice, that a water-course thirty feet wide and six feet deep, giving a transverse sectional area of one hundred and eighty square feet, will discharge three hundred cubic yards of water per minute, and will flow at the rate of one mile per hour, with a fall of no more than _six inches per mile_. "
  • 32) Walkable communities improve the health and quality of life of the people that live in them, and having your absolute essentials be within a mile is a component of that.
  • 33) Within a quarter of a mile is the sweete spaw or Chalibiet, a Spring which rises off Iron and steele like Astrup or Tunbridge and Like the German Spaw.
  • 34) Despite being less than a mile from a suburban neighborhood, and less than 15 miles from Seattle as the crow flies, it felt pretty remote up there.
  • 35) The worst part of it is that his first attempt, which involved replacing the regulator only in the altenator, ended with me broken down in the dark on Highway 15, no shoulders, about half a mile from the toll plaza, and cars racing each other to get to the one toll booth of the six that was open.
  • 36) At $1.50 per gallon, fuel cost per mile is 7.5 cents.
  • 37) The company had opened a new store at Monroe Street and Detroit Avenue in 1997, about a mile from the two shuttered stores.
  • 38) Although there is no Garden State Parkway exit in Beachwood, Interchange 80 is less than half a mile from the borough border in South Toms River.
  • 39) ‘The earth is approximately 93 million miles / 150 million kilometers from the sun.’
  • 40) ‘The same numbers apply if I measure distance in miles or centimeters or any other unit.’
  • 41) ‘It seems to me like if it takes more kilometers to make a mile, then it should take more kilograms to make a pound.’
  • 42) ‘Each village is considered to own three miles into the forest in every direction.’
  • 43) ‘In one area some 10 square miles [25 square kilometers] of the city was completely flattened.’
  • 44) ‘Cross-channel trains reach speeds of up to 160 kilometers, or 100 miles per hour.’
  • 45) ‘I'd have said it was more like 3.7 miles rather than kilometres.’
  • 46) ‘First of all, if you came from Athens, you had to walk 210 miles [340 kilometers] to get to the site.’
  • 47) ‘Come daybreak, the atoll was about three miles (five kilometers) away and had rough water.’
  • 48) ‘A hunt can last from a few seconds to several minutes and cover up to two miles (three kilometers).’
  • 49) ‘The newly discovered town is about five miles (eight kilometers) from the coast.’
  • 50) ‘The tsunami swept everything before it for up to five miles (eight kilometers) inland.’
  • 51) ‘If we had another five miles [8 kilometers] to go, we might not have all made it.’
  • 52) ‘There were plenty of supporters to cheer on the women as they set off along a five kilometre course - three miles - around the estate.’
  • 53) ‘Patti said kilometers are shorter than miles, but the walk was still really long.’
  • 54) ‘Families then move a few miles or kilometers away to an area richer in resources.’
  • 55) ‘It is expected that the Government will soon switch the speed limits from miles to kilometres.’
  • 56) ‘I suspect it may also be the fault of the speed limits changing from miles per hour to kilometres per hour.’
  • 57) ‘Every five seconds counted is equal to approximately one mile between you and the storm.’
  • 58) ‘In this new, higher orbit, the craft's linear velocity, measured in miles per hour, was greater than before.’
  • 59) ‘The three-year-old colt had won each of his five starts this year, all Group I races at a mile.’
  • 60) ‘It's my favourite album of the year by miles and miles.’
  • 61) ‘Apart from The West Wing, it's the best thing on television by miles and miles.’
  • 62) ‘The guitar was the 20th century's most popular instrument by miles.’
  • 63) ‘The US has the highest rates of incarceration in the civilized world, and I mean we hold the record by miles.’
  • 64) ‘Never mind that the VCD is an inferior video format and is separated by miles of digital excellence from the DVD.’
  • 65) ‘And that is still, in my opinion, the best American blog by miles.’
  • 66) ‘Parents have been told their closure-hit school is not rural - although it is surrounded by miles of fields and there are no shops.’
  • 67) ‘Villages, let alone pubs, don't grow on trees in this part of the world: we simply took the wrong route and missed it by miles.’
  • 68) ‘Readers would miss the bottom by miles if I were to proffer such advice.’
  • 69) ‘In winning their medals, the two Scotsmen moved British cycling onwards by miles.’
  • 70) ‘Woods then bogeyed the ninth for the third time this week to see his lead cut to two after a wild second that missed the green by miles.’
  • 71) ‘And for those who rarely venture South of the river - this beats every bar in West London by miles.’
  • 72) ‘All afternoon I'd missed much bigger targets by miles!’
  • 73) ‘These small dwellings, each separated by miles of forest, will provide nightly respite from the rain.’
  • 74) ‘Just stroll down Boca Chica Beach, a remote stretch of beach and dunes surrounded by miles of brush and cactus.’
  • 75) ‘A part of him refused to entertain the notion that when he reached its edge, he would be confronted by miles of unrelenting desert sand.’
  • 76) ‘And it wasn't a close win - it was a win by miles, so that was nice.’
  • 77) ‘It missed the other man by miles, instead coming to rest beside Eric's desk.’
  • 78) ‘They were surrounded by miles of forest, moose and black bear, and few people.’
  • 79) ‘The deer taught her how to run, and keep running for miles at a steady pace.’
  • 80) ‘He hasn't looked happy so far in the championship at centre half-back and was miles off the pace in the frenetic first twenty minutes.’

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