Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or relating to a thousand, especially to a thousand years; millenarian.
  • adj. Of or relating to the doctrine of the millennium; millenarian.
  • adj. Of or relating to millenarians.
  • n. A sum or total of one thousand, especially a thousand years.
  • n. A millenarian.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of, pertaining to a thousand, especially to a thousand years
  • adj. Of or pertaining to a millennium; millenarian

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Consisting of a thousand; millennial.
  • n. The space of a thousand years; a millennium; also, a millenarian.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Consisting of or pertaining to a thousand, specifically a thousand years; in a restricted sense, of or pertaining to the millennium.
  • n. An aggregate of a thousand; specifically, a period of a thousand years; in a restricted sense, the millennium.
  • n. A commander or leader of a thousand men.
  • n. One who expects the millennium. See millenarian.
  • n. A thousandth anniversary; a celebration of an event that had happened one thousand years before.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a sum or aggregate of one thousand (especially one thousand years)
  • n. the 1000th anniversary (or the celebration of it)
  • adj. relating to or consisting of 1000
  • adj. of or relating to the doctrine of the millennium
  • n. a span of 1000 years

Etymologies

Latin mīllēnārius, from mīllēnī, a thousand each, from mīlle, thousand; see gheslo- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • In turn, they corrupted themselves and their servitor Goblins in order to dominate the world for another millenary.

    The Codex Continual » Kharndam Guide: Brief History

  • Nowhere on Dharual can one find better-crafted ships than in Covar, a truth held for more than a millenary now (though the Shokunate shows promise in their newest designs, despite Tsarniot attempts to sabotage their development).

    The Codex Continual » Kharndam Guide: Tsarnus

  • -The venerable Pipiltin says that we are open for suggestions but we wish to keep our millenary tradition alive --says the slave in a courteous tone.

    Marga Britto: A Brief 'History' of Day of the Dead

  • A millenary confection in grey felt, glittering with rhinestones, trimmed in black grosgrain.

    Archive 2009-01-01

  • United States has just entered the third millenary of its own "Seven Years War" in Afghanistan and its new commander is not happy.

    Is it McChrystal Clear? Our new General in the Middle East

  • In other words, the distress that we feel when noting that many priests and many bishops interpret (our) Catholic faith and (our) divine liturgy, which is the final expression of that faith, as not being in “continuity” with its millenary tradition (something which Your Holiness has explained more than once), but in open and incurable “discontinuity”.

    WE BEG YOU, HOLY FATHER, DO NOT LEAVE US ALONE!

  • This in order that these faithful may also participate in the immense treasure contained in the millenary Liturgical Tradition of the Church.

    Archive 2009-07-01

  • These are the objectives of this millenary that are to be achieved by 2015: eradicating extreme poverty and hunger, ensuring all school-age children a basic education, promoting gender equality and the empowerment of women; reducing child mortality, improving maternal health, combating AIDS, malaria and other epidemics; ensuring the protection of the environment, establishing a global pact for development.

    Jean Ziegler: "This World Order is not just murderous, it is absurd"

  • Others dismissed the project as mere Disneyfication, exploitation of a millenary craze for angels.

    Look Homeward, Angel

  • On the millenary scale, the precipitation variation over this region displays “W” shape, which has three peaks and two valleys.

    A Project for the Dendro Truth Squad « Climate Audit

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  • A millenary word (adj., relating to thousands) seems apt for my thousandth addition. If you'd like to celebrate, please send millinery by the millenary (n., a sum of one thousand).

    December 21, 2007