Definitions

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

  • noun The cardinal number equal to 109.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

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

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

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  • noun cardinal, UK, rare 109, a thousand millions.

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

  • noun a billion

Etymologies

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

[French, from Old French milliart, from milion, million; see million.]

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From French milliard.

Examples

  • One point two billion pounds. (that's a uk billion - one million million, not a us billion correctly called a milliard).

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  • The synonyms architectural and western are almost always used instead of architectonic and occidental. other examples being petroleum (excepting technical use and OPEC) and milliard.

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  • The synonyms architectural and western are almost always used instead of architectonic and occidental. other examples being petroleum (excepting technical use and OPEC) and milliard.

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  • The synonyms architectural and western are almost always used instead of architectonic and occidental. other examples being petroleum (excepting technical use and OPEC) and milliard.

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  • And they DON'T go bust when they lose one or two milliard pounds - they will be rescued by taxpayers.

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  • Now, Paris contains one twenty-fifth of the total population of France, and Parisian guano being the richest of all, we understate the truth when we value the loss on the part of Paris at twenty-five millions in the half milliard which France annually rejects.

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  • Ils ont au moins Un milliard d'annees de difference!!

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  • A cela, il ajoute la fin de l'entente sur les services de garde après la première année, ce qui privera le Québec d'un autre milliard de dollars, déplore-t-il, d'où les 4,25 milliards $.

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