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mil·len·ni·um

 (mə-lĕn′ē-əm)
n. pl. mil·len·ni·a (-lĕn′ē-ə) or mil·len·ni·ums
1. A span of one thousand years.
2. A thousand-year period of holiness mentioned in the book of Revelation, during which Jesus and his faithful followers are to rule on earth.
3. A hoped-for period of joy, serenity, prosperity, and justice.
4. A thousandth anniversary.

[New Latin mīllennium : Latin mīlle, thousand; see gheslo- in Indo-European roots + Latin annus, year; see at- in Indo-European roots.]

millennium

(mɪˈlɛnɪəm)
n, pl -nia (-nɪə) or -niums
1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) the millennium Christianity the period of a thousand years of Christ's awaited reign upon earth
2. a period or cycle of one thousand years
3. a time of peace and happiness, esp in the distant future
4. a thousandth anniversary
[C17: from New Latin, from Latin mille thousand + annus year; for form, compare quadrennium]
milˈlennial adj
milˈlennialist n
milˈlennially adv

mil•len•ni•um

(mɪˈlɛn i əm)

n., pl. -ni•ums, -ni•a (-ni ə)
1.
a. a period of 1000 years.
b. one of the successive periods of 1000 years reckoned forward or backward from the assumed date of the birth of Jesus.
2. the millennium, the period of 1000 years during which Christ will reign on earth. Rev. 20:1–7.
3. a thousandth anniversary, esp. the year 1000 or 1001, 2000 or 2001, etc.
[1630–40; < New Latin, = Latin mill(e) a thousand + -ennium, extracted from biennium, triennium, etc.]

millennium

A period of time equal to 1000 years.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.millennium - a span of 1000 yearsmillennium - a span of 1000 years      
period, period of time, time period - an amount of time; "a time period of 30 years"; "hastened the period of time of his recovery"; "Picasso's blue period"
century - a period of 100 years
2.millennium - (New Testament) in Revelations it is foretold that those faithful to Jesus will reign with Jesus over the earth for a thousand yearsmillennium - (New Testament) in Revelations it is foretold that those faithful to Jesus will reign with Jesus over the earth for a thousand years; the meaning of these words have been much debated; some denominations (e.g. Jehovah's Witnesses) expect it to be a thousand years of justice and peace and happiness
doctrine, ism, philosophical system, philosophy, school of thought - a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school
New Testament - the collection of books of the Gospels, Acts of the Apostles, the Pauline and other epistles, and Revelation; composed soon after Christ's death; the second half of the Christian Bible
3.millennium - the 1000th anniversary (or the celebration of it)
anniversary, day of remembrance - the date on which an event occurred in some previous year (or the celebration of it)
Translations
عِيِدٌ أَلْفِيٌّفَتْرَة ألْف سَنَه
tisíciletí
årtusindmillenium
vuosituhat
tisućljeće
évezredezredév
òúsund ár
千年間
천년
tūkstantmetis
gadu tūkstotis
tisícročie
tisočletje
årtusende
ระยะเวลาหนึ่งพันปี
milenyumbin yılbinyıl
thiên niên kỷ

millennium

[mɪˈlenɪəm]
A. N (millenniums or millennia (pl)) [mɪˈlenɪə]milenio m
the millenniumel milenio
B. CPD the millennium bug N (Comput) → el (problema del) efecto 2000
millennium fund N (Brit) fondo de financiación y desarrollo para el nuevo milenio

millennium

[mɪˈlɛniəm] [millenniums or millennia] [mɪˈlɛniə] (pl) nmillénaire m
the third millennium → le troisième millénaire
the Millennium (= year 2000) → le millénairemillennium bug nbogue m or bug m de l'an 2000

millennium

n pl <-s or millennia> (= 1,000 years)Jahrtausend nt, → Millennium nt; (= state of perfection)Tausendjähriges Reich, Millennium nt

millennium

:
millennium bug
n (Comput inf) → Jahrtausendfehler mor -problem nt
Millennium Fund
n (Brit) Fonds für die Finanzierung von Projekten zur Feier der Jahrtausendwende

millennium

[mɪˈlɛnɪəm] n (millennia (pl)) (period) → millennio; (anniversary) → millenario
the millennium → periodo (futuro) di pace e felicità

millennium

(miˈleniəm) plural milˈlennia (-niə) noun
a period of a thousand years. Almost two millennia have passed since the birth of Christ.

millennium

عِيِدٌ أَلْفِيٌّ tisíciletí årtusind Millennium χιλιετία milenio vuosituhat millénaire tisućljeće millennio 千年間 천년 millennium årtusen tysiąclecie milénio, milênio тысячелетие årtusende ระยะเวลาหนึ่งพันปี milenyum thiên niên kỷ 一千年
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The twins pranced behind, feeling that the millennium was at hand, for everyone was so busy with the newcomers that they were left to revel at their own sweet will, and you may be sure they made the most of the opportunity.
My mother used to tell me of a millennium that was coming, when Christ should reign, and all men should be free and happy.
The pattering of the rain had long ago announced nightfall; and I was sitting in the company of my wife, musing on the events of the past and the prospects of the coming year, the coming century, the coming Millennium.
Les ordonnances" were in her mouth constantly, and it was easy to perceive that she attached the greatest importance to these ordinances, whatever they were, and fancied a political millennium was near.
Five minutes of today are worth as much to me as five minutes in the next millennium.
Why, six months ago you would have thought it the millennium to have a flower shop of your own.
Hilbery sometimes thought good to demolish her certainty of an approaching millennium struck chill upon her.
As easily as there may be stupidity in a man of genius if you take him unawares on the wrong subject, or as many a man who has the best will to advance the social millennium might be ill-inspired in imagining its lighter pleasures; unable to go beyond Offenbach's music, or the brilliant punning in the last burlesque.
No matter what anybody else said, he still went turning round and round in one set form of words concerning them; as a poor squirrel turns and turns in its revolving cage; touching the mechanism, and trick of which, it has probably quite as distinct perceptions, as ever this red-faced gentleman had of his deceased Millennium.
Without a thrill he opened a thick envelope from THE MILLENNIUM, scanned the face of a check that represented three hundred dollars, and noted that it was the payment on acceptance for "Adventure.
He will be here next week, and then we 'll have a grand clearing up of mysteries," said Fan, evidently feeling that the millennium was at hand.
Macaulay was the most brilliant of those whom the Germans have named Philistines, the people for whom life consists of material things; specifically he was the representative of the great body of middle-class early-Victorian liberals, enthusiastically convinced that in the triumphs of the Liberal party, of democracy, and of mechanical invention, the millennium was being rapidly realized.