adjective, milder, mildest.
amiably gentle or temperate in feeling or behavior toward others.
characterized by or showing such gentleness, as manners or speech:
a mild voice.
not cold, severe, or extreme, as air or weather:
not sharp, pungent, or strong:
a mild flavor.
not acute or serious, as disease:
a mild case of flu.
gentle or moderate in force or effect:
moderate in intensity, degree, or character:
British Dialect. comparatively soft and easily worked, as soil, wood, or stone.
Obsolete. kind or gracious.
British. beer that has a blander taste than bitter.
(of a taste, sensation, etc) not powerful or strong; bland: a mild curry
gentle or temperate in character, climate, behaviour, etc
not extreme; moderate: a mild rebuke
(Brit) draught beer, of darker colour than bitter and flavoured with fewer hops
Old English milde “gentle, merciful,” from Proto-Germanic *milthjaz- (cf. Old Norse mildr, Old Saxon mildi, Old Frisian milde, Middle Dutch milde, Dutch mild, Old High German milti, German milde “mild,” Gothic mildiþa “kindness”), from PIE *meldh-, from root *mel- “soft,” with derivatives referring to soft or softened materials (cf. Greek malthon “weakling,” myle “mill;” Latin molere “to grind;” Old Irish meldach “tender;” Sanskrit mrdh “to neglect,” also “to be moist”). Originally of persons and powers; of the weather from c.1400, of disease from 1744. Also in Old English as an adverb, “mercifully, graciously.”
[mil-doo-sahyd, -dyoo-] /ˈmɪl duˌsaɪd, -dyu-/ noun 1. a chemical for destroying . noun a substance that kills mildew or inhibits its growth
[mil-doo, -dyoo] /ˈmɪlˌdu, -ˌdyu/ noun 1. Plant Pathology. a disease of plants, characterized by a cottony, usually whitish coating on the surface of affected parts, caused by any of various fungi. 2. any of these fungi. Compare , . 3. any of similar coatings or discolorations, caused by fungi, as that which appears on fabrics, […]
[mil-doo-proof, -dyoo-] /ˈmɪl duˌpruf, -dyu-/ adjective 1. able to withstand or repel the effect of . verb (used with object) 2. to enable (fabric, paper, etc.) to withstand or repel the effect of .
[mahyld] /maɪld/ adjective, milder, mildest. 1. amiably gentle or temperate in feeling or behavior toward others. 2. characterized by or showing such gentleness, as manners or speech: a mild voice. 3. not cold, severe, or extreme, as air or weather: mild breezes. 4. not sharp, pungent, or strong: a mild flavor. 5. not acute or […]