Milder vs Milker - What's the difference?

milder | milker |

As an adjective milder

is (mild).

As a noun milker is

a dairy cow.




  • (mild)
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    (Webster 1913)


  • Gentle and not easily provoked.
  • (of a rule or punishment) Of only moderate severity.
  • Not keenly felt or seriously intended.
  • *
  • , title=(The Celebrity), chapter=8 , passage=I corralled the judge, and we started off across the fields, in no very mild state of fear of that gentleman's wife, whose vigilance was seldom relaxed. And thus we came by a circuitous route to Mohair, the judge occupied by his own guilty thoughts, and I by others not less disturbing.}}
  • (of an illness or pain) Not serious or dangerous.
  • * {{quote-book, author=Rachel Simon, year=2002
  • , passage=I learn that mental retardation is classified in four levels: mild , moderate, severe, and profound. , title= Riding the Bus with My Sister: A True Life Journey}}
  • * {{quote-book, author=Janice A. Gault, year=2003
  • , passage=NPDR can be further classified as mild , moderate, severe, or very severe, which can help predict how quickly the patient may progress to proliferative (neovascular) diabetic retinopathy (PDR). , title= Ophthalmology Pearls}}
  • (of weather) Moderately warm, especially less cold than expected.
  • (of a medicine or cosmetic) Acting gently and without causing harm.
  • Not sharp, or strong in flavor.
  • Synonyms

    * soft, gentle, bland, calm, tranquil, soothing, pleasant, placid, meek, kind, tender, indulgent, clement, mollifying, lenitive, assuasive * See also


    * strong * harsh, severe, irritating, violent, disagreeable


    (en noun)
  • (British) A relatively low-gravity beer, often with a dark colour; mild ale
  • * 1998 , Robert Rankin, The Dance of the Voodoo Handbag (page 112)
  • 'Let me get this for the lady,' I said to Fange, who was pulling her a pint of mild .
  • * 2011 , Pete Brown, Three Sheets to the Wind
  • But Stella shouldn't really be drunk in pints the same way our dads used to drink bitter or mild that was effectively half as strong.

    Derived terms

    * mild and bitter




    (en noun)
  • a dairy cow
  • a person who, or a machine which, milks
  • a conservative poker player who only raises the stakes on a good hand