WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
- a number, 1000 times 1000.
- a symbol for this number, as 1,000,000 or &Mmacr;
- Mathematicsmillions, [plural] a number between 1,000,000 and 999,999,999.
- the amount of a thousand thousand units of money:The painting fetched a million.
- a very great number or amount:Thanks a million.
adj. [after a number and before a noun]
- amounting to one million in number:Two million dollars is a lot to pay.
- a cardinal number, a thousand times one thousand.
- a symbol for this number, as 1,000,000 or M̄.
- Mathematicsmillions, a number between 1,000,000 and 999,999,999, as in referring to an amount of money:His fortune was in the millions of dollars.
- the amount of a thousand thousand units of money, as pounds, dollars, or francs:The three Dutch paintings fetched a million.
- a very great number of times:Thanks a million.
- the million or the millions, the mass of the common people;
the multitude:poetry for the millions.
- amounting to one million in number.
- amounting to a very great number:a million things to do.
- Latin) + -one augmentative suffix
- early Italian millione, equivalent. to mille thousand (
- Middle French
- Middle English milioun 1350–1400