mil·lion·aire | \ ˌmi(l)-yə-ˈner , ˈmi(l)-yə-ˌ \

Definition of millionaire 

: a person whose wealth is estimated at a million or more (as of dollars or pounds)

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And herein lies the most salient difference between Denton and he: Denton is only a millionaire. Stephen Phillips, San Francisco Chronicle, "New tech books: ‘Conspiracy,’ ‘Broad Band,’ ‘The Truth Machine’," 1 June 2018 Like Wolf, Wagner is a millionaire from York County who can reach into his own pocket to help bankroll his campaign. Liz Navratil,, "Pa. governor's race gets off to a negative start," 16 May 2018 Some supporters of the millionaire’s tax had leaned on it as a potential way to fund major transportation proposals around Boston, from a Blue Line extension to Lynn to the fabled commuter rail link between North and South stations. Adam Vaccaro,, "A Blue Line to Lynn? Advocates are pushing a new way to fund transportation projects," 12 July 2018 The company, bought by Scott in 2005 for an undisclosed price, was one of the largest assets in the millionaire governor's portfolio. Mary Ellen Klas, miamiherald, "Rick Scott and family made $550M in one transaction. How 'blind' is his blind trust?," 11 July 2018 Zuckerberg, now estimated to be worth $43.9 billion, went from millionaire to billionaire at age 23 with Facebook's IPO. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, "Kylie Jenner Will Unseat Mark Zuckerberg as the Youngest Self-Made Billionaire in History," 11 July 2018 Winning tickets have made millionaires out of several North Texans this year. Anna M. Tinsley, star-telegram, "Texan claims $2 million Powerball prize," 9 July 2018 In 1977, solar photovoltaic panels were for wild-haired inventors and eccentric millionaires. Nathanael Johnson, WIRED, "Where Can Climate Activists Find Common Ground?," 9 July 2018 In his previous research, Varner found that tax hikes did not seem to impact millionaire migration patterns. Brittany Shoot, Fortune, "Over 100 Millionaires Fled California Following a 2012 Tax Increase, Study Finds," 6 July 2018

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First Known Use of millionaire

1786, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for millionaire

French millionnaire, from million, from Middle French milion

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English Language Learners Definition of millionaire

: a rich person who has at least a million dollars, pounds, etc.


mil·lion·aire | \ ˌmil-yə-ˈner \

Kids Definition of millionaire

: a person having a million dollars or more

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