- one thousand millions; equivalent to U.S. billion.
Origin of milliard
Examples from the Web for milliard
Historical Examples of milliard
Since 1806 I have taken over a milliard francs in contributions.The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte
William Milligan Sloane
No, cried a deputy, it will be like the milliard of the Congregations.The Religious Persecution in France 1900-1906
Jane Milliken Napier Brodhead
"A city you may recover, a milliard of francs you never get back," he said.An Englishman in Paris
Albert D. (Albert Dresden) Vandam
The public debt of Austria, without Hungary, was 83.17 milliard kronen.The New Germany
We were deprived of half a milliard poods of coal imported from abroad.Dictatorship vs. Democracy
- British (no longer in technical use) a thousand millionUS and Canadian equivalent: billion
Word Origin for milliard
"one thousand million," 1793, from French milliard (16c.), from million (see million) with change of suffix.