Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A group that contains 1,000 elements.
  • noun One thousand years; a millennium.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A thousand; the numbers from one multiple of a thousand to the next.
  • noun Specifically The period of a thousand years.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A thousand; the aggregate of a thousand things; especially, a period of a thousand years.

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  • noun a group of 1000 things
  • noun a period of 1000 years; a millennium

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

  • noun the cardinal number that is the product of 10 and 100

Etymologies

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

[Late Latin chīlias, chīliad-, from Greek khīlias, from khīlioi, thousand; see gheslo- in Indo-European roots.]

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chilia- + -ad

Examples

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  • Weirdnet!!!

    April 9, 2008

  • (n.) a period of a thousand years; also group of 1000.

    August 28, 2009

  • Agamemnon: Achilles! come, let us sack Troy!

    Achilles: Leave it! I just want to chill.

    August 28, 2009

  • I like to imagine that this refers to a triad of delicious chilis: Texas, Cincinnati, and Louisville.

    August 28, 2009

  • I think it's a competitive chili-off. You know, *intones in stentorian voice* "The games... of the twenty-third Chiliad...."

    August 28, 2009

  • I can actually hear the echo....

    August 31, 2009

  • Take comfort in views chiliastic:

    Stay calm and do nothing drastic.

    Though things may be bad

    In this chiliad

    The next one will sure be fantastic.

    March 19, 2015

  • Great name for my new thousand-chilies-a-day diet.

    August 7, 2015