noun, plural mil·lions, (as after a numeral) mil·lion.
- milling machine,
- million electron volts,
Origin of million
Examples from the Web for multimillion
Not every Oscar nominee was backed by Harvey Weinstein or a multimillion dollar publicity drive.
You know, buy a multimillion dollar house in Sweden, stop talking to Tiger, and just take some “me” time.
Their sprawling, multimillion dollar home, where they lived together with Sharon, was his.
It could result in a multimillion dollar lawsuit, which even Murdoch could struggle to afford.
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
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.
see feel like oneself (a million dollars); look like a million dollars; one in a million.