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Definition of million number from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1(plural verb)
  2. 2(abbreviation m.) 1,000,000 a population of half a million tens of millions of dollars It must be worth a million (= dollars). 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or millions, except when an amount of money is mentionedFour million (people) were affected.Two million (dollars) was withdrawn from the account.
  3. 3a million, or 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. There are more examples of how to use numbers at the entry for hundred.
  4. Idioms
    look/feel like a million dollars/bucks (informal)
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    to look/feel extremely good Wow, you look like a million dollars.
    one in a million
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    a person or thing that is very unusual or special He's one in a million.
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