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million

[ mil-yuhn ]
/ ˈmɪl yən /
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noun, plural mil·lions, (as after a numeral) mil·lion.
adjective
amounting to one million in number.
amounting to a very great number: a million things to do.
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Origin of million

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English milioun, from Middle French, from Old Italian millione (Italian milione ), equivalent to mille “thousand” (from Latin mīlle ) + -one, augmentative suffix

OTHER WORDS FROM million

mul·ti·mil·lion, noun
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How to use million in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for million

million
/ (ˈmɪljən) /

noun plural -lions or -lion
the cardinal number that is the product of 1000 multiplied by 1000See also number (def. 1)
a numeral, 1 000 000, 10 6, M, etc, representing this number
(often plural) informal an extremely large but unspecified number, quantity, or amountI have millions of things to do
determiner
(preceded by a or by a numeral)
  1. amounting to a milliona million light years away
  2. (as pronoun)I can see a million under the microscope
gone a million Australian informal done for; sunk

Other words from million

Related prefix: mega-

Word Origin for million

C17: via Old French from early Italian millione, from mille thousand, from Latin
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Other Idioms and Phrases with million

million

see feel like oneself (a million dollars); look like a million dollars; one in a million.

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