chiliad

[ kil-ee-ad ]
/ ˈkɪl iˌæd /

noun

a group of 1000.
a period of 1000 years.

Nearby words

  1. chili oil,
  2. chili pepper,
  3. chili powder,
  4. chili sauce,
  5. chili verde,
  6. chiliarch,
  7. chiliasm,
  8. chiliburger,
  9. chilien shan,
  10. chilin

Origin of chiliad

1590–1600; < Late Latin chīliad- (stem of chīlias) < Greek, equivalent to chī́li(oi) 1000 + -ad- -ad1

Related formschil·i·ad·al, chil·i·ad·ic, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for chiliad

chiliad

/ (ˈkɪlɪˌæd) /

noun

a group of one thousand
one thousand years
Derived Formschiliadal or chiliadic, adjective

Word Origin for chiliad

C16: from Greek khilias, from khilioi a thousand

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Word Origin and History for chiliad

chiliad

n.

"group of 1,000" (of the same sort), 1590s, from Latinized form of Greek khiliados, from khilioi "a thousand; the number 1,000" (see chiliasm).

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