gazillion

noun
ga·​zil·​lion | \ gə-ˈzil-yən How to pronounce gazillion (audio) \
plural gazillions

Definition of gazillion

informal
: a huge, unspecified number : zillion According to William Miller, Jr., VMD, a professor of dermatology at Cornell University's College of Veterinary Medicine, there are "gazillions" of different types of fungi existing in nature, including molds, yeasts, mildews and so forth.— Tom Ewing … the seemingly gazillions of options available to us compared to our parents' generation.— Michele Bender often used with another nounWith just over a gazillion pages on the Web, navigating the far reaches of cyberspace without a search engine is nearly impossible.— Angela Hickman et al.

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Other Words from gazillion

gazillionth \ gə-​ˈzil-​yən(t)th How to pronounce gazillionth (audio) \ adjective
… my friend Kathy and I are going to see Def Leppard on Monday night in Cincinnati for the gazillionth time. — Nancy Wilson

Examples of gazillion in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There are gazillions of options, from minimalist, purely functional options (like this, from Max Smart or the Journidock) to those designed specifically for use in the driver's seat, like those from Lebogner or Lightter. Sebastian Blanco, Car and Driver, "All the Tools You Need to Work from Home in the Car," 24 May 2020 With a gazillion hotel rooms empty, designated apartments empty in New York City, there’s plenty of places to put people in New York, but Governor [Andrew] Cuomo wants to just shoo them off the subways. The Atlantic, "Listen: Things Can Change in an Instant," 5 May 2020 And that multiplies the stress of the whole process by a gazillion. Amy Klein, Glamour, "‘Infertility Almost Ended My Marriage. Here’s How We Survived.’," 22 Apr. 2020 With Tuna, Capers and Scallions There are about a gazillion ways to cook pasta using other pantry staples — things like garlic, bread crumbs, pecorino, capers, olives and especially, canned fish. Melissa Clark, New York Times, "Five Adaptable Recipes, All From Your Pantry," 24 Mar. 2020 Oddly, people who run gazillion-dollar businesses are busy. Derek Lawrence, EW.com, "Silicon Valley boss on cliffhanger series finale, who popped up — and who didn't," 9 Dec. 2019 There are a gazillion recipes online for leftover Halloween candy. Amy Haneline, USA TODAY, "Halloween hangover! Here are 5 fun things to do with your kids' leftover candy," 1 Nov. 2019 By exploiting the properties of quantum weirdness, these computers could do gazillions of calculations simultaneously, enough to break currently unbreakable codes and to solve hitherto unsolvable mathematical puzzles. Dennis Overbye, New York Times, "Quantum Computing Is Coming, Bit by Qubit," 21 Oct. 2019 Mortimer Jordan 21-14 Montevallo at American Christian These two teams combined for more than 120 points and a gazillion yards last year. Josh Bean | Jbean@al.com, al, "Birmingham HS picks: Who wins Mountain Brook at Vestavia Hills showdown in Class 7A?," 17 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of gazillion

1977, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for gazillion

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Cite this Entry

“Gazillion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gazillion. Accessed 4 Aug. 2020.

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More Definitions for gazillion

gazillion

noun
How to pronounce gazillion (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of gazillion

US, informal : a very large number

gazillion

noun
ga·​zil·​lion | \ gə-ˈzil-yən How to pronounce gazillion (audio) \

Kids Definition of gazillion

: an extremely large number There were gazillions of ants.

Other Words from gazillion

gazillion adjective

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