What does Million mean?

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ˈmɪl yənMil·lion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. million, 1000000, one thousand thousand, megnoun

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

  2. million, billion, trillion, zillion, jillion, gazillionadjective

    a very large indefinite number (usually hyperbole)

    "there were millions of flies"

  3. millionadjective

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Millionnoun

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

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

  2. Millionnoun

    a very great number; an indefinitely large number

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

  3. Millionnoun

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

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

Freebase

  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".

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Million

    mil′yun, n. a thousand thousands (1,000,000): a very great number.—n. Mill′ionaire, a man worth a million of money or more.—adj. Mill′ionary, pertaining to, or consisting of, millions.—adj. and n. Mill′ionth, the ten hundred thousandth.—The million, the great body of the people generally. [Fr.,—Low L. millio—L. mille, 1000.]

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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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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Million in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Million in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Million in a Sentence

  1. Jan Kleyna:

    Gault is the best smoking-gun example of a fast rotator right at the 2-hour limit, it could have been on the brink of instability for 10 million years. Even a tiny disturbance, like a small impact from a pebble, might have triggered the recent outbursts.

  2. Lindsey Graham:

    In 1950, there were 16 workers for every retiree. How many are there today? There are three, in 20 years, there is going to be two, and you're going to have 80 million Baby Boomers like me retiring en masse, wanting a Social Security check and their Medicare bills paid. We're going to need more legal immigration. Let's make it logical. Let's pick people from all over the world on our terms, not just somebody from Mexico. Let's create a rational, legal immigration system because we have a declining workforce.

  3. Randa Jarrar:

    PSA: either you are against these pieces of s--- and their genocidal ways or you're part of the problem. That’s actually how simple this is. I'm happy the witch is dead. Can’t wait for the rest of her family to fall to their demise the way 1.5 million Iraqis have.

  4. The IAAF:

    The IAAF is in discussion with Nestle concerning the final year of its five-year partnership with IAAF Kids’ Athletics, this has been a successful program with 15 million kids aged 7 to 12 years in 76 countries taking part in fun team activities which promotes a healthy, active life style.

  5. Patrick Savage:

    It was particularly striking how consistent it was [that] this phenomenon emerged at the million-person level, first, you get big societies, and these beliefs then come.

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