the millennium


: the beginning of the third period of a thousand years counted from the beginning of the Christian era : the year 2000
We had a party to celebrate the millennium.

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Recent Examples on the Web Jeff Gordon came on to win four titles at the turn of the millennium, and Jimmie Johnson joined them atop NASCAR’s Mount Rushmore by winning seven championships, including five consecutive titles during 2006-10. Randy Covitz, Kansas City Star, 3 May 2024 The bell was installed in Newport at the turn of the millennium and rang for the first time in the U.S. at midnight Jan. 1, 2000. Erin Couch, The Enquirer, 1 May 2024 One of the first major pop stars of the millennium, Winehouse is now the equivalent of a Cobain or Morrison for the generation who came of age with pop in this century, and with a fan base and industry to match. David Browne, Rolling Stone, 25 Apr. 2024 Despite reaching a record in labor force participation at the turn of the millennium in 1999, the number of working women has tapered as of late. Chloe Berger, Fortune, 19 Apr. 2024 This all came to an end around the turn of the millennium, when the company was purchased by DaimlerChrysler, and soon closed shop in North America. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 9 Jan. 2024 That work took off at the turn of the millennium with the establishment in 2000 of the historical park in Richmond, a WWII boom town for more than 55 industries that produced more than 740 ships alone. Rachel Treisman, NPR, 10 Apr. 2024 At the turn of the millennium, the median house sold in the U.S. went for $165,300, per the St Louis Fed. Eleanor Pringle, Fortune, 9 Apr. 2024 Editors’ Picks Both Delon and Hopper deliver midcentury takes on Ripley; by the turn of the millennium, the film business wasn’t looking for their kinds of characters. Alissa Wilkinson, New York Times, 8 Apr. 2024

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“The millennium.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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