- a period of 1000 years.
- the millennium, the period of a thousand years during which Christ will reign on earth. Rev. 20:1–7.
- a period of general righteousness and happiness, especially in the indefinite future.
- a thousandth anniversary.
Origin of millennium
Examples from the Web for millennia
The fact is, there are facially neutral religious rules that have been unevenly enforced for millennia.Catholic Church: Religious Freedom Trumps Civil Rights
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MBP has been practiced for millennia with varying regularity among different sects of the Jewish community.Why Ultra-Orthodox Jewish Babies Keep Getting Herpes
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But at least in warfare, there are certain rules that go back millennia.We Should Negotiate With Terrorists. We Always Have.
June 6, 2014
I know that any religion can only grasp a portion of the reality of God they have come to know over millennia.How to Pray in the Public Square
May 11, 2014
The human urge to pluck a string and make music goes back many millennia.Was The Beatles’ Music Really That Unique? Yeah, It Totally Was.
February 2, 2014
For millennia, a community considered its priests vital to its survival.The Civilization of Illiteracy</p>
Perhaps there was none in most of man's actions over the millennia.West Of The Sun
The clam may survive man by as many millennia as it preceded him.Creative Chemistry</p>
Edwin E. Slosson
The bucolic mind does not readily abandon the practices of millennia.Celtic Religion
All these peoples have changed greatly during past millennia both for better and worse, usually probably in the latter direction.The New Stone Age in Northern Europe</p>
John M. Tyler
- the millennium Christianity the period of a thousand years of Christ's awaited reign upon earth
- a period or cycle of one thousand years
- a time of peace and happiness, esp in the distant future
- a thousandth anniversary
Word Origin and History for millennia
plural of millennium.
1630s, from Modern Latin millennium, from Latin mille "thousand" (see million) + annus "year" (see annual); formed on analogy of biennium, triennium, etc. For vowel change, see biennial. First in English in sense of "1,000-year period of Christ's anticipated rule on Earth" (Rev. xx:1-5). Sense of "any 1,000-year period" first recorded 1711. Meaning "the year 2000" attested from 1970.
A period of a thousand years foretold in the Book of Revelation. During the millennium, those who have been faithful to Jesus and who have not worshiped the Antichrist will reign with Jesus over the Earth. According to the Book of Revelation, the millennium will precede the final battle for control of the universe; Judgment Day will come afterward.