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. President Barack Obama:

    Well, I'm best suited for basketball, but I cannot believe that the commissioner of football gets paid $44 million a year.

  2. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    The Eiffel Tower, one of the most astounding manifestations of human genius, can be digitally described as 984; 85; 3; 63; 1,000,000; 1889 - because it is nine hundred eighty-four feet high, offers the visibility as far as eighty-five miles from the top, on a clear day. The Tower has three elevators, and each elevator can carry sixty-three people. When the Eiffel Tower was built, it costed about one million dollars in 1889.

  3. Jeffery Currie:

    The unprecedented disruption to economic activity in China has resulted in an estimated 4 million b/d of lost oil demand compared to 5 million b/d during the Great Recession in 2008/09, and finite storage capacity in China - though large - is filling up quickly, presenting further downside risk if storage is ultimately breached.

  4. Bernie Sanders:

    Mike Bloomberg owns more wealth than the bottom 125 million Americans, that's wrong, that's immoral, that should not be the case when we got a half a million people sleeping out on the streets, when we kids who can not afford to go to college, when we have 45 million people dealing with student debt.

  5. The IEA:

    This massive cushion has inflated even as the global oil market adjusts to $50 per barrel. Demand growth has risen to a five-year high of nearly 2 million bpd... But gains in demand have been outpaced by vigorous production from OPEC and resilient non-OPEC supply - with Russian output at a post-Soviet record and likely to remain robust in 2016 as well.

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