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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.]
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(ˌmɪljəˈnɛə) or


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

(ˌmɪl yəˈnɛər, ˈmɪl yəˌnɛər)

a person whose wealth amounts to a million or more in some unit of currency.
[1820–30; < French millionnaire=million million + -aire -ary]
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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
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[ˌmɪljəˈnɛəʳ] Nmillonario/a m/f
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[ˌmɪliəˈnɛər] nmillionnaire m/f
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nMillionär m
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[ˌmɪljəˈnɛəʳ] nmiliardario/a
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(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).
(preceded by a, a number, or a word signifying a quantity) 1,000,000 in number. six million people.
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).
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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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