million


million
/mil"yeuhn/, n., pl. millions, (as after a numeral) million, adj.
n.
1. a cardinal number, a thousand times one thousand.
2. a symbol for this number, as 1,000,000 or M.
3. millions, a number between 1,000,000 and 999,999,999, as in referring to an amount of money: His fortune was in the millions of dollars.
4. the amount of a thousand thousand units of money, as pounds, dollars, or francs: The three Dutch paintings fetched a million.
5. a very great number of times: Thanks a million.
6. the million or the millions, the mass of the common people; the multitude: poetry for the millions.
adj.
7. amounting to one million in number.
8. amounting to a very great number: a million things to do.
[1350-1400; ME milioun < MF < early It millione, equiv. to mille thousand ( < L) + -one aug. suffix]

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Universalium. 2010.

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