Definition of millionaire
: a person whose wealth is estimated at a million or more (as of dollars or pounds)
Recent Examples of millionaire from the Web
Fully fund the state's pension obligation, with a millionaire's tax required to pay for it.
Kirke, a millionaire casino magnate, has given $25,000 to Reynolds’ campaigns and $135,000 to her protege, former Gov. Terry Branstad.
Kirke, a millionaire casino magnate, has given $25,000 to Reynolds' campaigns and $135,000 to her political mentor, former Gov. Terry Branstad.
Sam Brannan, California’s first millionaire, was no fool.
And that man was the drug-crazed millionaire who thought Triano cheated him -- Neil McNeice.
They have been joined by multi-millionaires who are approaching the level of billionaires.
Gianforte, a tech millionaire who is also a Young Earth creationist, had previously unsuccessfully run for Montana's governorship in 2016.
The Sixth Sense Theater-quality surround used to be strictly for millionaires with electrical engineering degrees.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'millionaire'. Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
Origin and Etymology of millionaire
French millionnaire, from million, from Middle French milion
First Known Use: 1786
MILLIONAIRE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of millionaire for English Language Learners
: a rich person who has at least a million dollars, pounds, etc.
MILLIONAIRE Defined for Kids
Definition of millionaire for Students
: a person having a million dollars or more
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up millionaire? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).