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million

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noun mil·lion \ˈmi(l)-yən\

Simple Definition of million

  • : the number 1,000,000

  • : a very large amount or number

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of million

plural millions or million

  1. 1 — see number table

  2. 2 :  a very large number <millions of cars on the road>

  3. 3 :  the mass of common people —used with the

million adjective
millionfold play \-ˌfōld\ adverb or adjective
millionth play \ˈmi(l)-yən(t)th\ adjective or noun

Origin of million

Middle English milioun, from Middle French milion, from Old Italian milione, augmentative of mille thousand, from Latin


First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with million



MILLION Defined for Kids

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million

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noun mil·lion \ˈmil-yən\

Definition of million for Students

  1. 1 :  one thousand thousands :  1,000,000

  2. 2 :  a very large number <millions of mosquitoes>




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adjective mil·lion

Definition of million for Students

  1. 1 :  being 1,000,000 <a million dollars>

  2. 2 :  being very great in number <a million questions>





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