noun, plural mil·lions, (as after a numeral) mil·lion.
Origin of million
Examples from the Web for millions
Millions of dollars in renovation later the building is gorgeous—Clean, well-kept, organized.His First Day Out Of Jail After 40 Years: Adjusting To Life Outside|Justin Rohrlich|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
A woman typically starts her life with millions of eggs but only 400 or so will ever undergo ovulation.
So where does this leave the millions of Palestinians—like my relatives—who dream of self-determination and a sovereign state?In the Middle East, the Two-State Solution Is Dead|Dean Obeidallah|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
But who are the millions of people who “live in the shadows”?
Remember, this is a show that has a viewership of millions; even here in South Africa, we know who Kimmel is.
He dreamed of these things which his planet Mars had not known for millions of years.I Like Martian Music|Charles E. Fritch
Having received his millions at two o'clock he had at once left Frankfort.The Prussian Terror|Alexandre Dumas
They came, not by hundreds, but by thousands and millions, until the frogs covered all that land.With the Children on Sunday|Sylvanus Stall
I have never seen anything like the quantity of lemons in Germany—millions of lemons everywhere.Germany in War Time|Mary Ethel McAuley
I see it as a fearful thing, towering, expanding, upheld by the toil and the agony of millions.The Journal of Arthur Stirling|Upton Sinclair
British Dictionary definitions for millions
noun plural -lions or -lion
- amounting to a milliona million light years away
- (as pronoun)I can see a million under the microscope
Word Origin for million
Word Origin and History for millions
late 14c., from Old French million (late 13c.), from Italian millione (now milione), literally "a great thousand," augmentative of mille "thousand," from Latin mille, which is of uncertain origin. Used mainly by mathematicians until 16c. India, with its love of large numbers, had names before 3c. for numbers well beyond a billion. The ancient Greeks had no name for a number greater than ten thousand, the Romans for none higher than a hundred thousand. "A million" in Latin would have been decies centena milia, literally "ten hundred thousand." Million to one as a type of "long odds" is attested from 1761. Related: Millions.
Idioms and Phrases with millions
see feel like oneself (a million dollars); look like a million dollars; one in a million.