milliard

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

Definition of milliard

British
: a thousand millions — see Table of Numbers

Examples of milliard in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Celle-ci est estimée à plus de 90 milliards d’euros. SI.com, "Bernard Arnault: 6 Things to Know About World's Second-Richest Man Linked With AC Milan Takeover," 17 Sep. 2019 Le français Bernard #Arnault serait prêt à faire une offre de plus d’1 milliard d’euros à #Elliott pour acquérir #Milan. SI.com, "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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20 Nov 2019

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“Milliard.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/milliard?pronunciation&lang=en_us&dir=m&file=millia02. Accessed 21 November 2019.

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