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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 ?
"Therefore, as it is a million you want, sire, and that million is not set down here, it is forty-six millions your majesty stands in need of.
monseigneur; whether it be to be spent or put away is of very little consequence to me, since none of these millions are mine."
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?
Dear Sir,--We desire you to realize upon whatever portion of your vast holdings is necessary to obtain, IN CASH, twenty millions of dollars.
In a word, the landed estate of Henry Halfacre, Esq., "inventoried," as he expressed it, just two millions, six hundred and twelve thousand dollars; a handsome sum, it must be confessed, for a man who, when he began his beneficent and energetic career in this branch of business, was just twenty-three thousand, four hundred and seventeen dollars worse than nothing.
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.