Definitions

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

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

from The Century Dictionary.

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

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

  • adjective Consisting of a thousand; millennial.
  • noun The space of a thousand years; a millennium; also, a millenarian.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

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

Etymologies

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

[Latin mīllēnārius, from mīllēnī, a thousand each, from mīlle, thousand; see gheslo- in Indo-European roots.]

Examples

  • 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

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

    Archive 2009-01-01

  • -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

  • 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

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

    Aretha's Hat

  • -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

  • 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!

  • 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”.

    Archive 2009-07-01

  • 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

  • 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

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.

  • 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