a cardinal number, a thousand times one thousand.
a symbol for this number, as 1,000,000 or M̅.
millions, a number between 1,000,000 and 999,999,999, as in referring to an amount of money: His fortune was in the millions of dollars.
the amount of a thousand thousand units of money, as dollars, pounds, or euros: The three Dutch paintings fetched a million.
a very great number of times: Thanks a million.
the million(s), the mass of the common people; the multitude: poetry for the millions.
amounting to one million in number.
amounting to a very great number: a million things to do.
- mul·ti·mil·lion, noun
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How to use million in a sentence
Millions of dollars in renovation later the building is gorgeous—Clean, well-kept, organized.His First Day Out Of Jail After 40 Years: Adjusting To Life Outside | Justin Rohrlich | January 3, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
A woman typically starts her life with millions of eggs but only 400 or so will ever undergo ovulation.
So where does this leave the millions of Palestinians—like my relatives—who dream of self-determination and a sovereign state?In the Middle East, the Two-State Solution Is Dead | Dean Obeidallah | January 2, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
But who are the millions of people who “live in the shadows”?
Remember, this is a show that has a viewership of millions; even here in South Africa, we know who Kimmel is.
All the ordinary subjects in schools have been taught over and over again millions and millions of times.The Salvaging Of Civilisation | H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
They used to believe in witchcraft, and they burned millions—yes, millions—of innocent women as witches.
There is no reason to suppose that his is the only Solar System: there may be many millions of solar systems.
For aught we know, there may be millions of systems, each containing millions of solar systems.
Reckoning that Neptune is the outermost planet of the solar system, that system would have a diameter of 5,584 millions of miles.
British Dictionary definitions for million
the cardinal number that is the product of 1000 multiplied by 1000: See also number (def. 1)
a numeral, 1 000 000, 10 6, M, etc, representing this number
(often plural) informal an extremely large but unspecified number, quantity, or amount: I have millions of things to do
(preceded by a or by a numeral)
amounting to a million: a million light years away
(as pronoun): I can see a million under the microscope
gone a million Australian informal done for; sunk
- Related prefix: mega-
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Other Idioms and Phrases with million
see feel like oneself (a million dollars); look like a million dollars; one in a million.
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