Sirius stared around at the students milling over the grass, looking rather haughty and bored, but very handsomely so.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

I'm not sure what "milling over the grass" truly means. I've looked up the word 'mill', but I don't know which one fits for the context.


Milling is defined as:

moving around in a large group, with no particular purpose, or in no particular direction

In this context, JKR must've intended to convey that the students were roaming around, probability with no particular intention; or rather to kill time.

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