million

noun

mil·​lion ˈmi(l)-yən How to pronounce million (audio)
plural millions or million
1
: a number equal to 1,000 times 1,000 see Table of Numbers
2
: a very large number
millions of cars on the road
3
: the mass of common people
used with the
million adjective
millionfold adverb or adjective
millionth adjective or noun

Examples of million in a Sentence

intellectuals sneered that television was a medium clearly aimed at the millions
Recent Examples on the Web There are 75 different modes and millions (yes, millions!) of colors to choose from. Blake Bakkila, Architectural Digest, 10 July 2024 Now, the precise wording Hart used to deliver that seemingly unscripted message to his millions of followers is the subject of a new $12 million breach of contract lawsuit filed by Jackson in Los Angeles. Nancy Dillon, Rolling Stone, 10 July 2024 With millions of new fans and viewership skyrocketing, chatter of a third season has left viewers wondering if the season 2 finale is really the end of the story. Maddie Garfinkle, Peoplemag, 10 July 2024 Yosemite is one of the nation’s most popular national parks, attracting millions of visitors every year. Summer Lin, Los Angeles Times, 10 July 2024 See all Example Sentences for million 

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Word History

Etymology

Middle English milioun, from Middle French milion, from Old Italian milione, augmentative of mille thousand, from Latin

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of million was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Million.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/million. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

million

noun
mil·​lion ˈmil-yən How to pronounce million (audio)
plural millions or million
1
: a number equal to 1,000 times 1,000 see number
2
: a very great number
millions of mosquitoes
million adjective
millionth adjective or noun

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