A million is 1,000,000. It's a large number made of a thousand thousands. If you have a million dollars, you’re a millionaire!

The word million comes from the Italian milione, which literally means "a great thousand.” It’s great to have a thousand, but it’s awesome to have a million! A million is a big number but not so big that you don't see it used frequently. In fact, being a millionaire isn’t even a big deal anymore. An online video might be watched by a million viewers, and there are millions of people in big cities like New York City and Chicago.

Definitions of million
  1. noun
    the number that is represented as a one followed by 6 zeros
    synonyms: 1000000, meg, one thousand thousand
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    type of:
    large integer
    an integer equal to or greater than ten
  2. noun
    a very large indefinite number (usually hyperbole)
    “there were millions of flies”
    synonyms: billion, gazillion, jillion, trillion, zillion
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    type of:
    large indefinite amount, large indefinite quantity
    an indefinite quantity that is above the average in size or magnitude
  3. adjective
    (in Roman numerals, M written with a macron over it) denoting a quantity consisting of 1,000,000 items or units
    being or denoting a numerical quantity but not order
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