from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Miller, Arthur 1915-2005. American playwright whose works include Death of a Salesman (1949), for which he won a Pulitzer Prize, and The Crucible (1953).
  • Miller, (Alton) Glenn 1909-1944. American bandleader and composer whose orchestra was one of the most popular groups of the big-band era.
  • Miller, Henry Valentine 1891-1980. American writer whose novels Tropic of Cancer (1934) and Tropic of Capricorn (1939) were banned in the United States because of their sexual content.
  • Miller, Joaquin Pseudonym of Cincinnatus Hiner Miller. 1837-1913. American poet whose work is based on his adventures in the West. His collections include Specimens (1868) and Joaquin et al. (1869).
  • Miller, Merton Howard 1923-2000. American economist. He shared a 1990 Nobel Prize for contributions to financial economics.
  • Miller, William 1782-1849. American religious leader who preached that Christ's Second Coming would take place in 1843. Miller's followers later organized the Advent Christian Church (1860).

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  • proper n. An English and Scottish occupational surname for a miller.


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