million

million
mil|lion [ `mıljən ] number **
1. ) the number 1,000,000
2. ) millions or a million a large number of people or things:
I've got a million things to do before I leave.
Millions are threatened by disease and hunger.
million of: They received millions of letters asking for information.
a ) a very large number or amount of something:
She's made millions on the stock market.
feel/look like a million dollars/bucks INFORMAL
to feel/look very good:
an elegant suit that makes her look like a million dollars
not/never in a million years SPOKEN
never: used for emphasizing how impossible it seems that something could ever happen:
Never in a million years did I believe we could win the lottery.
╾ mil|lionth [ `mıljənθ ] number

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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  • Million — (de) …   Kölsch Dialekt Lexikon

  • million — [ miljɔ̃ ] n. m. • v. 1270; it. milione ♦ Mille fois mille (106). ⇒ méga . Un million, dix millions d hommes. Mille millions (⇒ milliard) , un million de millions (⇒ billion) . ♢ Absolt Million de francs, d unités monétaires. Un appartement de… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Million — (Abkürzung Mio.) ist ein Zahlwort, beziehungsweise der Zahlenname für die Zahl 1.000.000. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Sprachliches 2 Vorsätze für Maßeinheiten 3 Mathematisches …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • million — mil‧lion [ˈmɪljən] number million PLURALFORM or millions PLURALFORM written abbreviation m 1,000,000 * * * …   Financial and business terms

  • million — Million. s. m. Dix fois cent mille. Il y a en France tant de millions d hommes. un million de livres. un million d or ou d escus vaut trois millions de livres. Il faut remarquer qu en matiere d argent lors qu on met absolument, Million, on entend …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Million+ — Million+, formerly known as the Campaign for Mainstream Universities (CMU) is the membership group of 27 UK universities incorporated post 1992 and university colleges. Many have long histories as colleges and subsequently polytechnics. Formed in …   Wikipedia

  • million — When preceded by a numeral or a quantifying word such as many or several, the plural is million (unchanged: twenty million people), but millions is used when it is followed by of, typically with imprecise reference (have done it millions of… …   Modern English usage

  • Million — Sf tausend mal tausend std. (15. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus it. milione m. Großtausend, sehr große Zahl , einer Augmentativbildung zu it. mille tausend , aus l. mīlle. Zunächst gebraucht als Bezeichnung sehr großer Geldsummen; die Festlegung… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • million — (n.) late 14c., from O.Fr. million (late 13c.), from It. millione (now milione), lit. a great thousand, augmentative of mille thousand, from L. mille, which is of uncertain origin. Used mainly by mathematicians until 16c. India, with its love of… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Million — Million: Zu it. mille »tausend«, das auf das lat. Zahlwort mille (vgl. ↑ Meile) zurückgeht, stellt sich das mit Vergrößerungssuffix gebildete it. milione »Großtausend«. In dieser Bedeutung gelangte das it. Wort seit dem 13. Jh. in die anderen… …   Das Herkunftswörterbuch

  • million — [mil′yən] n. [ME millioun < OFr million < It milione < mille, thousand < L] 1. a thousand thousands; 1,000,000 2. a million (unspecified but understood) monetary units, as dollars, pounds, francs, etc. 3. an indefinite but very large… …   English World dictionary

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