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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.
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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.
Thomas Sanders sold his stock for somewhat less than a million dollars, and presently lost most of it in a Colorado gold mine.
I would rather lie dead beside her there than live on Earth all those millions of terrible miles from her.
Well, out of the five or six millions which form your real capital, you have just lost nearly two millions, which must, of course, in the same degree diminish your credit and fictitious fortune; to follow out my simile, your skin has been opened by bleeding, and this if repeated three or four times will cause death -- so pay attention to it, my dear Monsieur Danglars.
Halfacre's bonds, notes, mortgages, and other liabilities, making a sum total that amounted to the odd six hundred thousand dollars; this still left him, however, a handsome paper balance of two millions.
I could find Jews who would be willing to lend me a million.
The nation numbers only eight hundred thousand souls, and there is poverty and misery and mendacity enough among them to furnish forty millions and be liberal about it.
Equally right or wrong is he who says that Napoleon went to Moscow because he wanted to, and perished because Alexander desired his destruction, and he who says that an undermined hill weighing a million tons fell because the last navvy struck it for the last time with his mattock.
Forty Mile men told the story of his two tons of flour, and made calculations of what it had returned him that ranged from half a million to a million.
But he looked across a million years, at two mad creatures who had slipped the leach of the generations and who were back in the darkness of spawning life ere dawning intelligence had modified the chemistry of such life to softness of consideration.
France assembled a force of a hundred thousand on the boundary between her unfortunate colony and China, and China sent down an army of militia-soldiers a million strong.
He described the international organization of the socialists that united the million and a half in the United States with the twenty-three millions and a half in the rest of the world.