What does billion mean?

Definitions for billionˈbɪl yən

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word billion.

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

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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Steve Singh:

    There is a $75 billion opportunity.

  2. Ashade Jeremiah:

    But our (2016) budget is just 3 billion.

  3. President Nicolas Maduro:

    We have received $5 billion more to finance development.

  4. Manuel Pulgar-Vidal:

    We are certain that we will reach the $100 billion by 2020.

  5. Donald Trump:

    I took one-million and I turned it into 10 billion dollars.

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