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It is the common wonder of all men, how among so many million faces, there should be none alike.
Thomas Browne

Meaning of "million" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD MILLION

Via Old French from early Italian millione, from mille thousand, from Latin.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF MILLION

million  [ˈmɪljən] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF MILLION

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Million can act as a noun and a determiner.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The determinant is a modifier that provides context to the noun, often in terms of quantity and possession.

WHAT DOES MILLION MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Million

One million or one thousand thousand, is the natural number following 999,999 and preceding 1,000,001. The word is derived from the early Italian millione, from mille, "thousand", plus the augmentative suffix -one. In scientific notation, it is written as 1×106 or just 106. Physical quantities can also be expressed using the SI prefix mega, when dealing with SI units. For example, 1 megawatt equals 1,000,000 watts. It can be abbreviated MM in some financial contexts. The meaning of the word "million" is common to the short scale and long scale numbering systems, unlike the larger numbers, which have different names in the two systems. The million is sometimes used in the English language as a metaphor for a very large number, as in "Never in a million years" and "You're one in a million", or a hyperbole, as in "I've walked a million miles" and "You've asked the million-dollar question". Visualisation of powers of ten from 1 to 1 million...

Definition of million in the English dictionary

The first definition of million in the dictionary is a numeral, 1 000 000, 106, M, etc, representing this number. Other definition of million is an extremely large but unspecified number, quantity, or amount. Million is also preceded by a or by a numeral amounting to a million.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH MILLION


alien
ˈeɪljən
billion
ˈbɪljən
Brazilian
brəˈzɪljən
carillon
kəˈrɪljən
Castilian
kæˈstɪljən
civilian
sɪˈvɪljən
cotillon
kəˈtɪljən
gazillion
ɡəˈzɪljən
jillion
ˈdʒɪljən
multibillion
ˈmʌltɪˈbɪljən
multimillion
ˈmʌltɪˈmɪljən
pavilion
pəˈvɪljən
pillion
ˈpɪljən
postillion
pɒˈstɪljən
quintillion
kwɪnˈtɪljən
tourbillion
tʊəˈbɪljən
trillion
ˈtrɪljən
vermilion
vəˈmɪljən
vermillion
vəˈmɪljən
zillion
ˈzɪljən

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE MILLION

millimho
millimicron
millimolar
millimole
milline
milliner
millinery
milling
milling machine
milliohm
millionaire
millionairess
millionary
millionfold
millionnaire
millionnairess
millions
millionth
milliosmol
millipede

WORDS THAT END LIKE MILLION

bullion
Champollion
cotillion
gillion
gone a million
Great Rebellion
hallion
hellion
lion
medallion
mullion
parts per million
rapscallion
rebellion
rullion
scallion
scullion
skillion
stallion
the Great Rebellion
the Jacobite Rebellion

Synonyms and antonyms of million in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «million» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF MILLION

Find out the translation of million to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of million from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «million» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

百万
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

millón
570 millions of speakers

English

million
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

लाख
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مَلْيُون
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

миллион
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

milhão
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

মিলিয়ন
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

million
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Juta
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Million
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

100万
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

백만
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Yuta
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

triệu
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

மில்லியன்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

दशलक्ष
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

milyon
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

milione
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

milion
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

мільйон
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

milion
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

εκατομμύριο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

miljoen
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

miljon
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

million
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of million

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «MILLION»

The term «million» is very widely used and occupies the 1.476 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «MILLION» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «million» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «million» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about million

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10 QUOTES WITH «MILLION»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word million.
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Moustapha Akkad
Beside all this I think there was something personal, being Muslim myself who lived in the west I felt that it was my obligation my duty to tell the truth about Islam. It is a religion that has a 700 million following, yet it's so little known about it which surprised me.
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David Axelrod
We know that 10 million more people will lose insurance in the next 10 years if we don't act.
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Michael D. Barnes
Who's paying the million bucks? The insurance company. We've been trying for years to get the insurance industry to say to the gun industry, We won't insure you unless you have policies that will reduce the likelihood of guns falling into the wrong hands easily.
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Maria Bartiromo
Individual investors have become far more powerful than anyone gives them credit for. Today, 85 million Americans invest in stocks. Collectively, that kind of buying and selling power can move markets.
5
Evan Bayh
We should be proud of liberating the 26 million people in Iraq and should remember that this is why it is important to stick it out to it's successful conclusion.
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Max Beesley
Certainly 'Survivors,' when we put that series out, the second series dipped below 5 million for one of the episodes - all of a sudden, there's no recommission, and I think that's dreadful.
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Lawrence Bender
There are definitely strictly independent movies. 'Gummo' is one. Another is one I made, 'Fresh,' a $3 million movie which Boaz Yakin directed.
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Uwe Boll
A movie like House of the Dead with around $7 million budget or Alone in the Dark with around $16 million budget are much easier to make profit than the typical $50 million major motion picture.
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Rory Bremner
Genealogy is among the fastest-growing leisure pursuits in the U.K. Indeed, the urge to uncover the truth about our ancestors has proved so compelling that, when the 1901 census first went online, the website crashed after a million people logged on within hours of its launch.
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Thomas Browne
It is the common wonder of all men, how among so many million faces, there should be none alike.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «MILLION»

Discover the use of million in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to million and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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A Million Little Pieces
And James Frey starts his perilous journey back to the world of the drug and alcohol-free living. His lack of self-pity is unflinching and searing. A Million Little Pieces is a dazzling account of a life destroyed and a life reconstructed.
James Frey, 2009
2
A Million Miles in a Thousand Years: What I Learned While ...
Guided by a host of outlandish but very real characters, Miller shows us how to get a second chance at life the first time around. A Million Miles in a Thousand Years is a rare celebration of the beauty of life.
Donald Miller, 2009
3
One in a Million: Journey to Your Promised Land
Popular Bible teacher Priscilla Shirer goes beyond talk to show how we can apply what we hear in church every week to how we live every day.
Priscilla Shirer, 2010
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A Million Random Digits with 100,000 Normal Deviates
This book was a product of RAND's pioneering work in computing, as well a testament to the patience and persistence of researchers in the early days of RAND.
Rand Corporation, 2001
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Make Your First Million In Network Marketing: Proven ...
The authors of this book demonstrate proven techniques to achieve financial success in Network Marketing, which include: How to conduct successful business launch parties, party plans and business meetings.
Mary Christensen, Wayne Christensen, 2001
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How I Made My First Million: 26 Self-Made Millionaires ...
Learn how the founders of enormously profitable enterprises like Just Cuts, Aussie Home Loans, Model Co, Elite Introductions, Fat Prophets, Eco Store and fastflowers.com, took a great idea and turned it into a highly lucrative business.
Nick Gardner, 2011
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The $12 Million Stuffed Shark: The Curious Economics of ...
'The $12 Million Dollar Stuffed Shar'k is the first book to look at the economics of the modern art world, and the marketing strategies that power the market to produce such astronomical prices.
Don Thompson, 2010
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Sixty Million Frenchmen Can't Be Wrong: Why We Love France ...
" --Montreal Mirror "In an era of irrational reactions to all things French, here is an eminently rational answer to the question, 'Why are the French like that?'" --Library Journal "A must-read." --Edmonton Journal
Jean-Benoit Nadeau, Julie Barlow, 2003
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How Do You Kill 11 Million People?: Why the Truth Matters ...
How Do You Kill 11 Million People? Or, to be precise, 11,283,000 people. Andy Andrews believes that good answers come only from asking the right questions.
Andy Andrews, 2012
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Forty Million Dollar Slaves
A critical analysis of African Americans in sports argues that every advance by black athletes has been countered by a setback and that black youngsters who are brought into big-time programs are exploited by the media and team owners.
William C. Rhoden, 2006

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «MILLION»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term million is used in the context of the following news items.
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Mega Millions numbers for July 21; one ticket holder wins $152 …
One ticket holder matched the Mega Millions winning numbers on July 21, 2015, winning the $152 million jackpot. Tonight's Powerball jackpot ... «MLive.com, Jul 15»
2
REPORT: Flipboard has quietly raised $50 million in new funding
Digital news platform Flipboard is reported to have raised another $50 million in a very quiet Series D round. According to documents that the ... «Business Insider, Jul 15»
3
Adrian Peterson's base deal pays $44 million over three years
Before Tuesday, Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was due to make $44.75 million non-guaranteed over the next three years. Now ... «NBCSports.com, Jul 15»
4
Contractor that built flawed Maryland health exchange website to …
BALTIMORE (Reuters) - The prime contractor hired to build Maryland's flawed health exchange website will pay $45 million to the state and ... «Business Insider, Jul 15»
5
Aon Center skyscraper sold for $712 million
The Aon Center in Chicago, the city's third-largest skyscraper, has been sold for $712 million to a private real estate investment company, ... «Chicago Tribune, Jul 15»
6
AP releases a million minutes of filmed history to YouTube
Associated Press, in company with British Movietone, has released a million minutes of historic world news on to two YouTube channels. «The Guardian, Jul 15»
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Citibank ordered to pay customers $700 million
The federal government on Tuesday ordered Citibank to pay $700 million to customers it said had been overcharged by the bank. «CNNMoney, Jul 15»
8
Rhapsody Tops 3 Million Paying Music Subscribers Globally
Rhapsody International, the operator of the Rhapsody and Napster streaming music services, says it has surpassed 3 million paying ... «ABC News, Jul 15»
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Police seize 200kg of cocaine 'worth £70 million' stashed in boot of …
Police seized 200 kilos of cocaine with a street value of more than £70 million after swooping on two cars near Tilbury Docks in Essex. «Evening Standard, Jul 15»
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China Unicom lost 10 million mobile customers in five months: Report
According to the report, the company lost 2.8 million, 1.6 million, 2.5 million, 1.9 million, and 1 million customers from February to June. «ZDNet, Jul 15»

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