Definition of million number from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈmɪljən//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɪljən//
    (plural verb)
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  1. 1  (abbreviation m) 1 000 000 a population of half a million tens of millions of dollars It must be worth a million (= pounds, dollars, etc.) You say a, one, two, several, etc. million without a final ‘s’ on ‘million’. Millions (of…) can be used if there is no number or quantity before it. Always use a plural verb with million or millions, except when an amount of money is mentionedFour million (people) were affected.Two million (pounds) was withdrawn from the account.
  2. 2  a million, millions (of…) (informal) a very large amount I still have a million things to do. There were millions of people there. He made his millions (= all his money) on currency deals.
  3. There are more examples of how to use numbers at the entry for hundred.
    Word Originlate Middle English: from Old French, probably from Italian milione, from mille ‘thousand’ + the augmentative suffix -one.Idioms
    look/feel like a million dollars/bucks
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    (informal) to look/feel extremely good Wow, you look like a million dollars.
    a person or thing that is very unusual or special He's a man in a million.
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