Definitions for MILLIONˈmɪl yən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. million, 1000000, one thousand thousand, meg(noun)

    the number that is represented as a one followed by 6 zeros

  2. million, billion, trillion, zillion, jillion, gazillion(adj)

    a very large indefinite number (usually hyperbole)

    "there were millions of flies"

  3. million(adj)

    (in Roman numerals, M written with a macron over it) denoting a quantity consisting of 1,000,000 items or units

Webster Dictionary

  1. Million(noun)

    the number of ten hundred thousand, or a thousand thousand, -- written 1,000, 000. See the Note under Hundred

  2. Million(noun)

    a very great number; an indefinitely large number

  3. Million(noun)

    the mass of common people; -- with the article the

  4. Origin: [F., from LL. millio, fr. L. mille a thousand. See Mile.]


  1. Million

    One million or one thousand thousand, is the natural number following 999,999 and preceding 1,000,001. The word is derived from the early Italian millione, from mille, "thousand", plus the augmentative suffix -one. In scientific notation, it is written as 1×10^6 or just 106. Physical quantities can also be expressed using the SI prefix mega, when dealing with SI units. For example, 1 megawatt equals 1,000,000 watts. The meaning of the word "million" is common to the short scale and long scale numbering systems, unlike the larger numbers, which have different names in the two systems. The million is sometimes used in the English language as a metaphor for a very large number, as in "Never in a million years" and "You're one in a million", or a hyperbole, as in "I've walked a million miles" and "You've asked the million-dollar question".

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'MILLION' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #352

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'MILLION' in Written Corpus Frequency: #549

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'MILLION' in Nouns Frequency: #98

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