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 (mĭl′ə-nĕr′ē, mə-lĕn′ə-rē)
1. Of or relating to a thousand, especially to a thousand years; millenarian.
a. Of or relating to the doctrine of the millennium; millenarian.
b. Of or relating to millenarians.
n. pl. mil·le·nar·ies
1. A sum or total of one thousand, especially a thousand years.
2. A millenarian.

[Latin mīllēnārius, from mīllēnī, a thousand each, from mīlle, thousand; see gheslo- in Indo-European roots.]


n, pl -naries
1. a sum or aggregate of one thousand, esp one thousand years
2. another word for a millennium
adj, n
(Ecclesiastical Terms) another word for millenarian
[C16: from Late Latin millēnārius containing a thousand, from Latin mille thousand]


(ˈmɪl əˌnɛr i)

adj., n., pl. -nar•ies. adj.
1. consisting of or pertaining to 1000, esp. 1000 years.
2. pertaining to the millennium or millenarians.
3. an aggregate of 1000.
[1540–50; < Late Latin millēnārius consisting of a thousand =millēn(ī) a thousand each (derivative of Latin mill(e) thousand) + -ārius -ary]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.millenary - 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)
2.millenary - a span of 1000 yearsmillenary - 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
3.millenary - a sum or aggregate of one thousand (especially one thousand years)
1000, chiliad, grand, one thousand, thou, thousand, K, M, G, yard - the cardinal number that is the product of 10 and 100
Adj.1.millenary - of or relating to the doctrine of the millenniummillenary - of or relating to the doctrine of the millennium
2.millenary - relating to or consisting of 1000


A. ADJmilenario
B. Nmilenario m
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The 35-year-old only had to wait another two hours before Ron Hodges' Wizard Of Edge delighted those who backed him down to 9-2 co-favouritism from his opening show of 8-1 in the marathon chase to make the millenary.
Quinn has the honour of being the last jockey to ride a maiden to victory in the race when he partnered the Paul Cole-trained Snurge to a three-quarter-length success from Hellenic in 1990, and also provided Dunlop with his third success in the race on Millenary in 2000.
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The 44-year-old Scot has called time on a career which yielded more than 2,000 wins and British Classic success aboard Love Divine in the Vodafone Oaks as well as Snurge and Millenary in the St Leger.
The 44-year-old rider called time on a career which yielded more than 2,100 wins and British Classic success aboard Love Divine in the Vodafone Oaks as well as Snurge and Millenary in the St Leger.
Kasthari has a good record on Town Moor having dead-heated with Millenary for the 2004 Doncaster Cup and finished third to the same horse in this year's race.
Give credit where it's due and, though Richard Quinn has had more than his fair share of criticism in the past, he rode Millenary to perfection in yesterday's GNER Doncaster Cup.
RICHARD QUINN took all the plaudits after guiding old stager Millenary, winner of the 2000 St Leger, to victory in the GNER Doncaster Cup on Thursday.
Millenary came put retirement plans on hold as he denied odds-on favourite Distinction in the Weatherbys Insurance Lonsdale Cup.
Feature race on the Knavesmire is the Emirate Airline Yorkshire Cup, in which John Dunlop's veteran Millenary will be seeking back-to-back victories at the age of eight.
The police question her and Gracie Venable who is just about to open a millenary story near the Indigo Tea Shop.
Kasthari and Millenary shared the honours after dead-heating in a thrilling renewal of the GNER Doncaster Cup.