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chil·i·ad

 (kĭl′ē-ăd′, -əd)
n.
1. A group that contains 1,000 elements.
2. One thousand years; a millennium.

[Late Latin chīlias, chīliad-, from Greek khīlias, from khīlioi, thousand; see gheslo- in Indo-European roots.]

chiliad

(ˈkɪlɪˌæd)
n
1. (Mathematics) a group of one thousand
2. (Units) one thousand years
[C16: from Greek khilias, from khilioi a thousand]
ˌchiliˈadal, ˌchiliˈadic adj

chil•i•ad

(ˈkɪl iˌæd)

n.
1. a group of 1000.
2. a period of 1000 years.
[1590–1600; < Late Latin chīliad-, s. of chīlias < Greek, derivative of chilioi 1000; see -ad1]
chil`i•ad′al, chil`i•ad′ic, adj.

Chiliad

 a group of 1,000 things or years.
Examples: chiliad of cross fortunes, 1598; of years before Christ, 1876.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chiliad - the cardinal number that is the product of 10 and 100
large integer - an integer equal to or greater than ten
millenary - a sum or aggregate of one thousand (especially one thousand years)
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