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mil·lion

 (mĭl′yən)
n. pl. million or mil·lions
1. The cardinal number equal to 106.
2. A million monetary units, such as dollars: made a million in the stock market.
3. often millions An indefinitely large number: millions of bicycles on the road.
4. often millions The common people; the masses: entertainment for the millions.

[Middle English milioun, from Middle French million, from Old Italian millione, augmentative of mille, thousand, from Latin mīlle; see gheslo- in Indo-European roots.]

mil′lion adj.

million

(ˈmɪljən)
n, pl -lions or -lion
1. (Mathematics) the cardinal number that is the product of 1000 multiplied by 1000. See also number1
2. (Mathematics) a numeral, 1 000 000, 106, M, etc, representing this number
3. (often plural) informal an extremely large but unspecified number, quantity, or amount: I have millions of things to do.
determiner
4.
a. amounting to a million: a million light years away.
b. (as pronoun): I can see a million under the microscope.
5. gone a million informal Austral done for; sunk
[C17: via Old French from early Italian millione, from mille thousand, from Latin]

mil•lion

(ˈmɪl yən)

n., pl. -lions, (as after a numeral) -lion, n.
1. a cardinal number, 1000 times 1000.
2. a symbol for this number, as 1,000,000 or M̅.
3. millions, a number between 1,000,000 and 999,999,999.
4. the amount of a million units of money: The painting fetched a million.
5. a very great number: Thanks a million.
6. the million(s), the mass of the common people: poetry for the millions.
adj.
7. amounting to one million in number.
[1350–1400; < Middle French < Italian millione=mille thousand (< Latin) + -one augmentative suffix]

million

A million or one million is the number 1,000,000.

Profits for 2010 were over $100 million.

Be Careful!
Don't add '-s' to the word million when you put another number in front of it. Don't say, for example, 'five millions dollars'. Say 'five million dollars'.

Over five million people visit the country every year.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.million - the number that is represented as a one followed by 6 zerosmillion - the number that is represented as a one followed by 6 zeros
large integer - an integer equal to or greater than ten
2.million - a very large indefinite number (usually hyperbole); "there were millions of flies"
large indefinite amount, large indefinite quantity - an indefinite quantity that is above the average in size or magnitude
Adj.1.million - (in Roman numerals, M written with a macron over it) denoting a quantity consisting of 1,000,000 items or unitsmillion - (in Roman numerals, M written with a macron over it) denoting a quantity consisting of 1,000,000 items or units
cardinal - being or denoting a numerical quantity but not order; "cardinal numbers"

million

determiner
Related words
combining form mega-

million

noun
An indeterminately great amount or number.Often used in plural:
Informal: bushel, gob (often used in plural), heap (often used in plural), load (often used in plural), lot, oodles, passel, peck, scad (often used in plural), slew, wad, zillion.
Translations
000000 الرَّقْم1عَدَدُه مليونمَلْيُون
milió
miliónmilónjeden miliónmilion
millionén million
miliono
miljon
میلیون
miljoona
milijun
milliómilliós vagyon
juta
miljónmilljón
100万
백만
milijonasmilijonieriusmilijoninėmilijoninismilijono
miljonsmiljons-miljonu-
milion
jeden milión
milijon
milion
miljon
หนึ่งล้าน
milyonmilyon sterlin/dolar1.000.000 sayısı
triệu

million

[ˈmɪljən] Nmillón m
four million dogscuatro millones de perros
I've got millions of letters to writetengo miles de cartas que escribir
I've told you millions of timeste lo he dicho infinidad de veces
to feel like a million dollars or > bucks (US) → sentirse a las mil maravillas
she's one in a milliones única, es fuera de lo común

million

[ˈmɪliən] nmillion m
millions of → des millions de
The programme was viewed on television in millions of homes → L'émission a été regardée à la télévision dans des millions de foyers.
a million times → un million de fois
millions of times → des millions de fois
to bring sth to millions [+ enjoyment, pleasure, misery] → apporter qch à des millions de personnes
This war has brought misery to millions → Cette guerre a apporté la misère à des millions de personnes.

million

nMillion f; 4 million people4 Millionen Menschen; for millions and millions of yearsfür millionen und abermillionen or Millionen und Abermillionen von Jahren; the starving millionsdie Millionen, die Hunger leiden; she’s one in a million (inf)so jemanden wie sie findet man sobald nicht wieder, sie ist einsame Klasse (inf); it will sell a million (inf)das wird ein Millionenerfolg; I’ve done it millions of times (inf)das habe ich schon tausendmal gemacht; to feel (like) a million dollars (inf)sich pudelwohl fühlen; to look (like) a million dollars (inf)umwerfend aussehen (inf)

million

[ˈmɪljən] nmilione m
a million women → un milione di donne
thanks a million! (fam) → grazie mille!
she's one in a million (fam) → come lei ce ne sono poche
millions of (fam) → migliaia di, miliardi di
you look like a million dollars (fam) → sei in forma smagliante

million

(ˈmiljən) plurals ˈmillion (1 ~2), ˈmillions (2, ~3)
– noun.
1. (preceded by a, a number, or a word signifying a quantity) the number 1,000,000. a million; one million; five million.
2. the figure 1,000,000.
3. a million pounds or dollars. Her fortune amounts to several million(s).
adjective
(preceded by a, a number, or a word signifying a quantity) 1,000,000 in number. six million people.
ˈmillion-
having a million (of something). a million-pound banknote.
ˌmillioˈnaire (-ˈneə) feminine millioˈnairess noun
a person having a million pounds, dollars etc or more.
ˈmillionth noun
1. one of a million equal parts.
2. the last of a million (people, things etc) or (the person, thing etc) in an equivalent position. the millionth (car).

million

مَلْيُون milion million Million εκατομμύριο millón miljoona million milijun milione 100万 백만 miljoen million milion milhão миллион miljon หนึ่งล้าน milyon triệu 百万
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When he had gone, she went to her little chapel, and sitting in the twilight, prayed for Beth, with streaming tears and an aching heart, feeling that a million turquoise rings would not console her for the loss of her gentle little sister.
It was like any other cavern of the mountains, though wonderful for the number of crystal formations on the root and walls--formations that sparkled like a million diamonds in the flickering lights.
The moon was coming up, and its mystic shimmer was casting a million lights across the distant, restless water.
After some further discussion, it was gravely settled that Kearney should furnish water brought from the Union Ditch, twenty miles away, at a cost of two hundred thousand dollars, to feed a memorial fountain erected by Mattingly, worth a hundred thousand dollars, as a crowning finish to public buildings contributed by Maryland Joe, to the extent of half a million more.
The universe is finished; the copestone is on, and the chips were carted off a million years ago.
spite of million villains, this makes me a bigot in the fadeless fidelity of man
It was one of the laws of the veselija that no one goes hungry; and, while a rule made in the forests of Lithuania is hard to apply in the stockyards district of Chicago, with its quarter of a million inhabitants, still they did their best, and the children who ran in from the street, and even the dogs, went out again happier.
My mother heard him say it; and he said those skeletons were two million years old, which astonished her and made her Kentucky pretensions look small and pretty antiphonal, not to say oblique.
It is poetic foolishness to hunt it with a gun; very few people do that; there is not one man in a million who can hit it with a gun.
But you take a man dat's got 'bout five million chillen runnin' roun' de house, en it's diffunt.
We had some sharp words, and I felt pretty cheap, to come banging into a grave old person like that, with a million strangers looking on and smiling to themselves.
It's a thousand times worse than that--oh, yes, a million times worse.