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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.]
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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
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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.]
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millennium

A period of time equal to 1000 years.
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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)
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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
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

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
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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
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millennium

[mɪˈlɛnɪəm] n (millennia (pl)) (period) → millennio; (anniversary) → millenario
the millennium → periodo (futuro) di pace e felicità
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

millennium

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