Meaning of million

mil•lion

Pronunciation: (mil'yun), [key]
— n., pl. adj. -lions, -lion,
—n.
  1. a cardinal number, a thousand times one thousand.
  2. a symbol for this number, as 1,000,000 or &Mmacr;.
  3. 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. orthe 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.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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