From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishmillionmil‧lion /ˈmɪljən/ ●●● S3 W1 number (plural million or millions) 1 HMNthe number 1,000,000 The book sold more than a million copies.two/three/four etc million seven million dollars £37 million of new investmentmillions of pounds/dollars etc Millions of pounds were lost in Western aid.2 LOT/LARGE NUMBER OR AMOUNTan extremely large number of people or thingsa million I’ve got a million ideas.millions of something She has millions of friends.3 → not/never in a million years4 → look/feel like a million dollars/bucks5 → in a million —millionth adjective The park has just received its millionth visitor. —millionth noun [countable]
Examples from the Corpusmillion• The $ 150 million bond has not yet been priced, said spokeswoman Mercedes Poblete.• The derivatives trading business lost $ 32 million in the quarter, compared with $ 28 million in profits a year earlier.• It sought a $ 400 million judgment.• Jim sits in front of four computer screens, controlling de-inking equipment that cost $ 42 million to install.• Simons also is trying to find corporate donors to buy a $ 2. 5 million video scoreboard.• Latinos, with 2 million voters in California, are the fastest-growing minority in the country.• By April 1981 the lake had a hundred million weevils, but in August came disaster.two/three/four etc million• Lourdes is one of the most popular pilgrimage sites for Catholics in the world, drawing over four million a year.• Only four million homes were owner-occupied 40 years ago compared with 15 million today.• Just over two million of our pupils sit down to a knife-and-fork meal at midday.• Stop the suffering ... two million pounds to help victims of domestic violence.• To descend into Olduvai Gorge - back two million years in time - is humbling.• For three million years, it had circled Saturn, waiting for a moment of destiny that might never come.• We must assume that creatures whose machines still function after three million years may build a society equally long-lasting.• Mind or intelligence had not been involved; those eons were empty of all that touched the emotions. Three million years!