Million meaning

mĭlyən
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A million monetary units, such as dollars.

Made a million in the stock market.

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The cardinal number equal to 106 .
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The definition of a million is a thousand thousands, expressed as 1,000,000, or is a very large number of people.

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.

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An indefinitely large number.

Millions of bicycles on the road.

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A million (unspecified but understood) monetary units, as dollars, pounds, francs, etc.
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An indefinite but very large number.
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Amounting to one million in number.
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One thousand thousands, or 1 followed by six zeros (10 to the 6th power). See space/time.
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The common people; the masses.

Entertainment for the millions.

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A thousand thousands; 1,000,000
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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.

    From Wiktionary