Definitions

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

  • noun A member of the generation born from the early 1980s to late 1990s, especially in the United States and Canada; a member of Generation Y.
  • adjective Of or relating to a millennium.
  • adjective Relating to or being a group or movement that believes in a coming millennium, as of prosperity or justice.
  • adjective Of or relating to the generation born from the early 1980s to late 1990s, especially in the United States and Canada.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Consisting of or relating to a thousand years; pertaining to a millennium, or specifically to the millennium: as, a millennial period; millennial expectations.

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

  • adjective Of or pertaining to the millennium, or to a thousand years

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

  • adjective Referring to the 1,000th anniversary of an event or happening: millennial fair.
  • adjective Occurring every thousand years
  • adjective Occurring at the end or beginning of a millennium
  • adjective Christianity Referring to the millennium: the millennial judgment.
  • noun A person from the generation which grew up in the 90's and 2000's.

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

  • adjective relating to a millennium or span of a thousand years

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

millennium +‎ -al

Examples

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  •      above him swell

    Huge sponges of millennial growth and height;

    —Tennyson, 'The Kraken Wakes'

    July 15, 2008