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  1. consisting of or pertaining to a thousand, especially a thousand years.
  2. pertaining to the millennium.
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noun, plural mil·le·nar·ies.
  1. an aggregate of a thousand.
  2. millennium.
  3. millenarian.
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Origin of millenary

1540–50; < Late Latin millēnārius consisting of a thousand, equivalent to millēn(ī) a thousand each (Latin mill(e) thousand + -ēnī distributive suffix) + -ārius -ary
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Historical Examples

  • At Hertford, a pageant began in commemoration of the millenary of the town.

    The Annual Register 1914


  • Least of all is any mysterious virtue to be attached to the millenary date with which I begin.

    The Ancient East

    D. G. Hogarh

  • The fourth is the Jaik or Rhymnus, on each bank of which a millenary commands.

  • Many legends illustrate the incapacity of the first millenary to realise the relationship between the sexes in any other sense.

  • The Millenary Petition asked only some changes in the ritual of the Church and certain moderate reforms.

British Dictionary definitions for millenary


noun plural -naries
  1. a sum or aggregate of one thousand, esp one thousand years
  2. another word for a millennium
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adjective, noun
  1. another word for millenarian
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Word Origin

C16: from Late Latin millēnārius containing a thousand, from Latin mille thousand
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Word Origin and History for millenary


"consisting of a thousand," 1570s, from Latin millenarius (see millennium).

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