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

  • n. Chiefly British The cardinal number equal to 109.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. 109, a thousand millions.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A thousand millions; -- usually called billion in the United States. See billion.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A thousand millions: as, a milliard of francs.

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

  • n. a billion


French, from Old French milliart, from milion, million; see million.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French milliard. (Wiktionary)



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