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million

1. the cardinal number that is the product of 1000 multiplied by 1000
2. a numeral, 1 000 000, 106, M, etc., representing this number

million

[′mil·yən]
(mathematics)
The number 106, or 1,000,000.

million

One thousand thousands, or 1 followed by six zeros (10 to the 6th power). See space/time.
References in classic literature ?
These millions are the king's; it is the king's money I am reckoning.
Bourse, six hundred thousand livres; various property, two millions.
Had the reader again been in Peking, six weeks later, he would have looked in vain for the eleven million inhabitants.
In 1879 the New York telephone directory was a small card, showing two hundred and fifty-two names; but now it has grown to be an eight-hundred-page quarterly, with a circulation of half a million, and requiring twenty drays, forty horses, and four hundred men to do the work of distribution.
Hold him up by the ankles and shake him," said the King; "then give him a check for forty-two million tumtums and put him to death.
To us it is incomprehensible that millions of Christian men killed and tortured each other either because Napoleon was ambitious or Alexander was firm, or because England's policy was astute or the Duke of Oldenburg wronged.
Nothing else was talked of; only some said he was worth millions, and others that he did not possess a farthing.
If modern man's producing power is a thousand times greater than that of the cave-man, why then, in the United States to-day, are there fifteen million people who are not properly sheltered and properly fed?
Why this should be so we could not at the time understand, for when Eben Hale's will was probated, the world learned that he was sole heir to his employer's many millions, and it was expressly stipulated that this great inheritance was given to him without qualification, hitch, or hindrance in the exercise thereof.
Yes," she added, "two hundred millions; besides sixty millions of odd money
On the other hand, his holdings were reckoned as worth millions, and there were men so sanguine that they held the man a fool who coppered[6] any bet Daylight laid.
This young snob was just of age - he was six or seven thousand of his days old - say two million of our years - and he had all the puppy airs that belong to that time of life - that turning-point when a person has got over being a boy and yet ain't quite a man exactly.