[ kil-ee-ad ]
/ ˈkɪl iˌæd /
a group of 1000.
a period of 1000 years.
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Origin of chiliad
1590–1600; < Late Latin chīliad- (stem of chīlias) < Greek, equivalent to chī́li(oi) 1000 + -ad- -ad1
OTHER WORDS FROM chiliadchil·i·ad·al, chil·i·ad·ic, adjective
Words nearby chiliad
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Example sentences from the Web for chiliad
These probably included the logarithms of the first chiliad which he published in 1617.
Or, from the Greek, chiliad; and hence the word chiliasm, expressing the belief in a millennium.Anarchism|E. V. Zenker
British Dictionary definitions for chiliad
/ (ˈkɪlɪˌæd) /
a group of one thousand
one thousand years
Derived forms of chiliadchiliadal or chiliadic, adjective
Word Origin for chiliad
C16: from Greek khilias, from khilioi a thousand
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