WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
mil•lion /ˈmɪlyən/USA pronunciation   n., pl.  -lions, (as after a numeral) -lion, adj. 
n. [countable]
  1. a number, 1000 times 1000.
  2. a symbol for this number, as 1,000,000 or &Mmacr;
    .
  3. Mathematicsmillions, [plural] a number between 1,000,000 and 999,999,999.
  4. the amount of a thousand thousand units of money:The painting fetched a million.
  5. a very great number or amount:Thanks a million.

adj. [after a number and before a noun]
  1. amounting to one million in number:Two million dollars is a lot to pay.
mil•lionth, adj., n. [countable]

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
mil•lion  (milyən),USA pronunciation n., pl.  -lions,  (as after a numeral) -lion, adj. 
n. 
  1. a cardinal number, a thousand times one thousand.
  2. a symbol for this number, as 1,000,000 or M̄.
  3. 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.
  4. the amount of a thousand thousand units of money, as pounds, dollars, or francs:The three Dutch paintings fetched a million.
  5. a very great number of times:Thanks a million.
  6. the million or  the millions, the mass of the common people;
    the multitude:poetry for the millions.

adj. 
  1. amounting to one million in number.
  2. 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

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