milliard

noun

mil·​liard ˈmil-ˌyärd How to pronounce milliard (audio)
ˈmi-lē-ˌärd
British
: a thousand millions see Table of Numbers

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1789, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of milliard was in 1789

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Cite this Entry

“Milliard.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/milliard. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

milliard

noun
mil·​liard ˈmil-ˌyärd How to pronounce milliard (audio)
ˈmil-ē-ˌärd
British
: a thousand millions see number
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