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mil·lion·aire

 (mĭl′yə-nâr′)
n.
A person whose wealth amounts to at least a million dollars, pounds, or the equivalent in other currency.

[French millionnaire, from million, million, from Old French milion; see million.]

millionaire

(ˌmɪljəˈnɛə) or

millionnaire

n
a person whose assets are worth at least a million of the standard monetary units of his or her country
ˌmillionˈairess, ˌmillionˈnairess fem n

mil•lion•aire

or mil•lion•naire

(ˌmɪl yəˈnɛər, ˈmɪl yəˌnɛər)

n.
a person whose wealth amounts to a million or more in some unit of currency.
[1820–30; < French millionnaire=million million + -aire -ary]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.millionaire - a person whose material wealth is valued at more than a million dollarsmillionaire - a person whose material wealth is valued at more than a million dollars
have, rich person, wealthy person - a person who possesses great material wealth
Translations
milionář-ka
millionær
miljonääri
milijunaš
milliomos
miljónamæringur
大金持ち
백만장자
milionár
milijonar
miljonär
เศรษฐีเงินล้าน
triệu phú

millionaire

[ˌmɪljəˈnɛəʳ] Nmillonario/a m/f

millionaire

[ˌmɪliəˈnɛər] nmillionnaire m/f

millionaire

nMillionär m

millionaire

[ˌmɪljəˈnɛəʳ] nmiliardario/a

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).

millionaire

مِلْيُونِير milionář millionær Millionär εκατομμυριούχος millonario miljonääri millionnaire milijunaš milionario 大金持ち 백만장자 miljonair millionær milioner milionário миллионер miljonär เศรษฐีเงินล้าน milyoner triệu phú 百万富翁
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So we are to countenance things and people which we detest, merely because we are not belles and millionaires, are we?
The usual hurried, feverish toil in the claim was suspended; the pick and shovel were left sticking in the richest "pay gravel;" the toiling millionaires themselves, ragged, dirty, and perspiring, lay panting under the nearest shade, where the pipes went out listlessly, and conversation sank to monosyllables.
The place of manufacture was taken by the giant, Modern Industry, the place of the industrial middle class, by industrial millionaires, the leaders of whole industrial armies, the modern bourgeois.
For the most part their enthusiasm is adopted to suit the time and opportunity-- to practise imposture upon the British and Austrian millionaires.
With your tastes, and means of gratifying them," continued Danglars, "you will exhibit a splendor that must effectually put us poor miserable millionaires quite in the shade.
Millionaires like yourself, my lord, are rare in France.
Such was my abominable luck in being born by the mere hair's breadth of twenty-five centuries too late into a world where kings have been growing scarce with scandalous rapidity, while the few who remain have adopted the uninteresting manners and customs of simple millionaires.
Indeed, even before luncheon he charged me, among other things, to get two thousand-franc notes changed for him at the hotel counter, which put us in a position to be thought millionaires at all events for a week
A good repast -- vin de Foigny, which they have the delicacy to go and fetch for me from my favorite cabaret -- not one impertinence heard during a supper an hour long, in spite of the presence of ten millionaires and twenty poets.
There in one place and another, she has passed the last two years; I can't say it has made us millionaires.
Blunt, still addressing Mills with that story, passed on to what he called the second act, the disclosure, with, what he called, the characteristic Allegre impudence - which surpassed the impudence of kings, millionaires, or tramps, by many degrees - the revelation of Rita's existence to the world at large.
But if you think I am going to let the Union Jack go down and down eternally, like the bottomless well, down into the blackness of the bottomless pit, down in defeat and derision, amid the jeers of the very Jews who have sucked us dry--no I won't, and that's flat; not if the Chancellor were blackmailed by twenty millionaires with their gutter rags, not if the Prime Minister married twenty Yankee Jewesses, not if Woodville and Carstairs had shares in twenty swindling mines.