Definitions for millionˈmɪl yən
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
mil•lionˈmɪl yən(n.)(pl.)-lions; -lion
(n.)a cardinal number, 1000 times 1000.
a symbol for this number, as 1,000,000 or ?.
millions, a number between 1,000,000 and 999,999,999.
the amount of a million units of money:
The painting fetched a million.
a very great number:
Thanks a million.
the million(s),the mass of the common people:
poetry for the millions.
(adj.)amounting to one million in number.
Origin of million:
1350–1400; < MF < It millione=mille thousand (< L) +-one aug. suffix
million, 1000000, one thousand thousand, meg(noun)
the number that is represented as a one followed by 6 zeros
million, billion, trillion, zillion, jillion, gazillion(adj)
a very large indefinite number (usually hyperbole)
"there were millions of flies"
(in Roman numerals, M written with a macron over it) denoting a quantity consisting of 1,000,000 items or units
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
two million dollars; "How many are there?" "A million."; millions of people
I have millions of things I need to do.
the number of ten hundred thousand, or a thousand thousand, -- written 1,000, 000. See the Note under Hundred
a very great number; an indefinitely large number
the mass of common people; -- with the article the
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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Rank popularity for the word 'million' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #352
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Rank popularity for the word 'million' in Written Corpus Frequency: #549
Rank popularity for the word 'million' in Nouns Frequency: #98
Translations for million
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
(preceded by a , a number, or a word signifying a quantity) the number 1,000,000
a million; one million; five million.
- милион (брой)Bulgarian
- milhãoPortuguese (BR)
- die MillionGerman
- दस लाखHindi
- satu jutaIndonesian
- 百萬(數目)Chinese (Trad.)
- دس لاکھUrdu
- 百万（数目）Chinese (Simp.)
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