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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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Yes, he does," replied the young king, terrified at the difficulties opposed to this project, which he fancied he could perceive in the infallible eye of his minister; "he only asks for a million to carry out his purpose.
I could find Jews who would be willing to lend me a million.
France assembled a force of a hundred thousand on the boundary between her unfortunate colony and China, and China sent down an army of militia-soldiers a million strong.
A great corporation, nerved at every point with telephone wires, may now pay fifty thousand dollars to the Bell Company, while at the same time a young Irish immigrant boy, just arrived in New York City, may offer five coppers and find at his disposal a fifty million dollar telephone system.
I will part with my right in it for a million tumtums.
Equally right or wrong is he who says that Napoleon went to Moscow because he wanted to, and perished because Alexander desired his destruction, and he who says that an undermined hill weighing a million tons fell because the last navvy struck it for the last time with his mattock.
Well, I was a million in advance with him, and now my fine Jacopo Manfredi suspends payment
He described the international organization of the socialists that united the million and a half in the United States with the twenty-three millions and a half in the rest of the world.
You may even, if it be easier for you, pay us in ten, fifteen, or twenty instalments; but we will accept no single instalment of less than a million.
This house had been purchased and mortgaged, generally simultaneous operations with this great operator, as soon as he had "inventoried" half a million.
Forty Mile men told the story of his two tons of flour, and made calculations of what it had returned him that ranged from half a million to a million.
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.