|Origin:||Old Italian milione, from mille 'thousand', from Latin; MILLI-|
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mil‧lion plural million or millions
the number 1,000,000:
The book sold more than a million copies.
two/three/four etc million
seven million dollars
£37 million of new investment
millions of pounds/dollars etc
Millions of pounds were lost in Western aid.
an extremely large number of people or things
I've got a million ideas.
millions of something
She has millions of friends.
used to emphasize that something is impossible or very unlikely to happen:
She'll never believe me. Not in a million years.
4 informal especially American English
to look very attractive or feel very happy and healthy
the best of all possible people or things:
She's a wife in a million.
He's so generous. He's one in a million.
used to show how unlikely something is:
It was a chance in a million that we'd find a fossil.
The park has just received its millionth visitor.
—millionth noun [countable]