Pronunciation: (mil'yun), [key]
n., pl. -lions, (as after a numeral) -lion,

1. a cardinal number, a thousand times one thousand.
2. a symbol for this number, as 1,000,000 or .
3. millions, 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.

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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