Definitions for Millionaireˌmɪl yəˈnɛər, ˈmɪl yəˌnɛər
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
mil•lion•aireˌmɪl yəˈnɛər, ˈmɪl yəˌnɛər(n.)
a person whose wealth amounts to a million or more in some unit of currency.
Origin of millionaire:
1820–30; < F millionnaire=millionmillion+-aire -ary
a person whose material wealth is valued at more than a million dollars
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
millionaire(noun)ˌmɪl yəˈnɛər, ˈmɪl yəˌnɛər
sb who has wealth and property worth more than a million dollars, Euros, etc.
Somebody whose wealth is greater than one million units of the local currency
Origin: From millionnaire.
one whose wealth is counted by millions of francs, dollars, or pounds; a very rich person; a person worth a million or more
A millionaire is an individual whose net worth or wealth is equal to or exceeds one million units of currency. It can also be a person who owns one million units of currency in a bank account or savings account. Depending on the currency, a certain level of prestige is associated with being a millionaire, which makes that amount of wealth a goal for some, and almost unattainable for others. In countries that use the short scale number naming system, a billionaire is someone who has at least a thousand times a million dollars, euros, or the currency of the given country. In contrast, a billionaire in countries that use the long scale number naming system would be someone who has at least a million times a million units of currency. The increasing number of millionaires is partially due to prevailing economics, especially inflation; as the individual value of each unit of currency decreases, achieving a million of these becomes easier. The purchasing power of a million US dollars in 1959 is equivalent to 7.3 million dollars in 2009. Increasingly, the term denotes the status of high wealth. American sociologist Leonard Beeghley classifies all households with net worth exceeding USD 1 million as "The Rich". As of 2008, there were 10 million people around the globe who are classified as U.S.-dollar millionaires.
Translations for Millionaire
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a person having a million pounds, dollars etc or more.
- milionárioPortuguese (BR)
- milionář, -kaCzech
- der/die Millionär(in)German
- millonario; millonariaSpanish
- millionnaire, milliardaireFrench
- milionár, -kaSlovak
- 百萬富豪Chinese (Trad.)
- دس لاکھ یا اس سے زیادہ کی دولت والا شخصUrdu
- triệu phúVietnamese
- 百万富豪Chinese (Simp.)
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