What does million mean?

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ˈmɪl yənmil·lion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. million, 1000000, one thousand thousand, meg(noun)

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

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

    a very large indefinite number (usually hyperbole)

    "there were millions of flies"

  3. million(adj)

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Million(noun)

    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. Million(noun)

    a very great number; an indefinitely large number

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

  3. Million(noun)

    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.]

British National Corpus

  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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How to say million in sign language?

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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. Pandu Sjahrir:

    Indonesia is the biggest swing factor in the world. If Indonesia's demand can increase from 90 million tonnes to 200 or 250 million tonnes, that could influence Newcastle prices, but that's a big if.

  2. Alexandre Antonelli:

    The implications of this study for the Amazon are terrifying, unless urgent action is taken now, we may be on the brink of losing the world's largest and most biodiverse rainforest, which has evolved for at least 58 million years and sustains the lives of tens of millions of people.

  3. Hobart Brown:

    Money doesn't always bring happiness. People with ten million dollars are no happier than people with nine million dollars.

  4. Carlos Guilbe:

    If I'm paying you $10 million, I want to regulate you, keep you close to me.

  5. Brian Kemp:

    There are 7 million people that have correctly filled the form out.

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