million

[ mil-yuh n ]
/ ˈmɪl yən /

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.

Origin of million

1350–1400; Middle English milioun < Middle French < early Italian millione, equivalent to mille thousand (< Latin) + -one augmentative suffix

Related forms

mul·ti·mil·lion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for millions

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

Related forms

Related prefix: mega-

Word Origin for million

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

million


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

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