- 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 millennium
And that original score that kicks in as a new-age Millennium Falcon swoops into view is sure to get you going.Chernobyl Drones, Star Wars and More Viral Videos
The Daily Beast Video
November 30, 2014
Sherlock Holmes is a new millennium sex symbol with books, movies, and TV episodes introducing him to a new generation of fans.Can Tarzan of the Apes Survive in a Post-Colonial World?
November 23, 2014
The escalatory ladder is far more terrifying than it was on the eve of the millennium.ICYMI: India-Pakistan Head for Nuke War
October 20, 2014
Once the polonium had been recognized, police were able to trace the source of the poison to the Millennium hotel in Mayfair.Brits Investigate Assassination of the Spy Who Warned Us About Putin
July 22, 2014
First played by Native Americans around a millennium ago, it is the only American sport with distinctly spiritual roots.A Millennium After Inventing the Game, the Iroquois Are Lacrosse’s New Superpower
July 21, 2014
Some day—in the millennium—there may be no need for his type.Howards End
E. M. Forster
And how long do you give your trumps to sound before your Millennium dawns?Dreamers of the Ghetto
When that time comes we may not have reached the millennium but we shall be nearer to it.
"I can imagine the millennium of virtue in America," he went on.Erik Dorn
So far as I know, he never wrote a line that had not to do with "The Millennium."A Window in Thrums
J. M. Barrie
- 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 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.