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Million definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

MILLION, n. mil'yun. [L. mille, a thousand.]
1. The number of ten hundred thousand, or a thousand thousand. It is used as a noun or an adjective; as a million of men, or a million men. As a noun, it has a regular plural, millions.
2. In common usage, a very great number, indefinitely.
There are millions of truths that men are not concerned to know.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: (in Roman numerals, M written with a macron over it) denoting a quantity consisting of 1,000,000 items or units n
1: the number that is represented as a one followed by 6 zeros [syn: million, 1000000, one thousand thousand, meg]
2: a very large indefinite number (usually hyperbole); "there were millions of flies" [syn: million, billion, trillion, zillion, jillion, gazillion]

Merriam Webster's

noun (plural millions or million) Etymology: Middle English milioun, from Middle French milion, from Old Italian milione, augmentative of mille thousand, from Latin Date: 14th century 1. see number table 2. a very large number <millions of cars on the road> 3. the mass of common people <someone who writes for the millions Bergen Evans> million adjective millionfold adverb or adjective millionth adjective or noun

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. & adj. --n. (pl. same or (in sense 2) millions) (in sing. prec. by a or one) 1 a thousand thousand. 2 (in pl.) colloq. a very large number (millions of years). 3 (prec. by the) the bulk of the population. 4 a Brit. a million pounds. b US a million dollars. --adj. that amount to a million. Phrases and idioms: gone a million Austral. sl. completely defeated. Derivatives: millionfold adj. & adv. millionth adj. & n. Etymology: ME f. OF, prob. f. It. millione f. mille thousand + -one augment. suffix

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Million Mil"lion, n. [F., from LL. millio, fr. L. mille a thousand. See Mile.] 1. The number of ten hundred thousand, or a thousand thousand, -- written 1,000, 000. See the Note under Hundred. 2. A very great number; an indefinitely large number. Millions of truths that a man is not concerned to know. --Locke. 3. The mass of common people; -- with the article the. For the play, I remember, pleased not the million. --Shak.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(millions) Frequency: The word is one of the 700 most common words in English. Note: The plural form is 'million' after a number, or after a word or expression referring to a number, such as 'several' or 'a few'. 1. A million or one million is the number 1,000,000. Up to five million people a year visit the county... Profits for 1999 topped 100 million. NUM 2. If you talk about millions of people or things, you mean that there is a very large number of them but you do not know or do not want to say exactly how many. The programme was viewed on television in millions of homes. QUANT-PLURAL: QUANT of pl-n

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. 1. A thousand thousand. 2. Very great number. 3. [With the definite article.] The multitude, the public, the masses, the great body of the people.

Moby Thesaurus

a billion, a crore, a lakh, a million, a myriad, a nonillion, a quadrillion, a thousand, a zillion, billion, considerable, crore, ever so many, full many, gobs, heap, heaped-up, jillion, loads, many, multifarious, multifold, multiple, multitudinal, multitudinous, myriad, no few, not a few, numerous, quite some, slew, ten million, thousand, very many, wads, zillion



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