Made a million in the stock market.
An example of a million is the $1,000,000 prize money for a state lottery.
An example of a million is when large numbers of people protest across the U.S.; a protest of the millions.
Millions of bicycles on the road.
Entertainment for the millions.
Origin of million
- Middle English from Old French milion probably from Old Italian milione augmentative of mille thousand from Latin mīlle gheslo- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Old French, from Italian milione (“million"), from mille (“thousand") (from Latin mille) + the augmentative suffix -one.