mil·​liard | \ ˈmil-ˌyärd How to pronounce milliard (audio) , ˈmi-lē-ˌärd\

Definition of milliard

: a thousand millions — see Table of Numbers

Examples of milliard in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Le français Bernard #Arnault serait prêt à faire une offre de plus d’1 milliard d’euros à #Elliott pour acquérir #Milan., "Bernard Arnault: 6 Things to Know About World's Second-Richest Man Linked With AC Milan Takeover," 17 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of milliard

1789, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for milliard

French, from Middle French miliart, from mili- (from milion million)

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