What does billion mean?

Definitions for billion
ˈbɪl yənbil·lion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. billion, one million million, 1000000000000(noun)

    the number that is represented as a one followed by 12 zeros; in the United Kingdom the usage followed in the United States is frequently seen

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

    a very large indefinite number (usually hyperbole)

    "there were millions of flies"

  3. billion, one thousand million, 1000000000(adj)

    the number that is represented as a one followed by 9 zeros

  4. billion(adj)

    denoting a quantity consisting of one thousand million items or units in the United States

  5. billion(adj)

    denoting a quantity consisting of one million million items or units in Great Britain

Webster Dictionary

  1. Billion(noun)

    according to the French and American method of numeration, a thousand millions, or 1,000,000,000; according to the English method, a million millions, or 1,000,000,000,000. See Numeration

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Billion

    bil′yun, n. a million or thousand thousand of millions (1,000,000,000,000); or, according to the French method of numeration, one thousand millions (1,000,000,000). [L. bi-, twice, and Million.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'billion' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2140

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'billion' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3868

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'billion' in Nouns Frequency: #913

How to pronounce billion?

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How to say billion in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of billion in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of billion in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of billion in a Sentence

  1. Sonny Perdue:

    Well, President Trump feels what they're trying to do is really outlast Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and that's not gon na work. Their economy has hurt a lot more than our agricultural economy and that's why President Trump has authorized a $ 16 billion facilitation program.

  2. Mark Carney:

    This is a big package. It's a big package. It is a big deal to cut the CCYB by as much as the FPC did. It's a huge term funding certainty for the financial sector, 100 billion at bank rate, with additional incentives and potentially could be substantially increased depending on the lending path of the economy, and on top of it there are fiscal measures that are coming. We have direct line of sight of the relevant bits of the budget. That's part of the coordination.

  3. Chief Executive Officer Mark Wiseman:

    We would look at financing anywhere from a $100 million to in well excess of $1 billion in a single transaction.

  4. Anand Tharmaratnam:

    But there are 1.4 billion people here. They're going to fall ill and that's not going to change.

  5. Jim Lovell:

    I realized that behind my thumb, there were about( 3.5 billion) people and everything I ever knew, i suddenly got a different feeling about life in general and my position in it.

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