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1. billion

adjective. ['ˈbɪljən'] denoting a quantity consisting of one thousand million items or units in the United States.

Antonyms

  • minimum

Etymology

  • billion (French)
  • -illion (French)

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Words that Rhyme with Billion

  • multimillion
  • crocodilian
  • castrillon
  • vaudevillian
  • reptilian
  • mcmillion
  • mcmillian
  • brazilian
  • vermillion
  • vermilion
  • pavillion
  • pavilion
  • papillion
  • octillion
  • civilian
  • trillion
  • stillion
  • quillian
  • zillion
  • pillion
  • million
  • lilian
  • killion
  • killian
  • jillion
  • jillian
  • hillian
  • fillion
  • filion
  • dillion

How do you pronounce billion?

Pronounce billion as ˈbɪljən.

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Example sentences of the word billion


1. Cardinal number
The very first form of eukaryotes fossils that have been found date back to 2.1 billion years ago.

Quotes containing the word billion


1. Every one of us is, in the cosmic perspective, precious. If a human disagrees with you, let him live. In a hundred billion galaxies, you will not find another.
- Carl Sagan, Cosmos

2. It's sad when you can't make everyone happy, though. It's impossible but, at the same time, you still hope. You think, 'Maybe I can do it,' but you know you can't. But gosh, if I had to rely on giving people what they wanted, I would have had to write 40 billion different books and even then, I wouldn't get it right.
- Stephenie Meyer

3. Life is a whim of several billion cells to be you for a while
- Groucho Marx

2. billion-dollar_grass

noun. coarse annual grass cultivated in Japan and southeastern Asia for its edible seeds and for forage; important wildlife food in United States.

Synonyms

  • millet
  • Japanese barnyard millet
  • sanwa millet
  • Echinochloa
  • Japanese millet
  • Echinochloa frumentacea

3. billion

noun. ['ˈbɪljən'] the number that is represented as a one followed by 12 zeros; in the United Kingdom the usage followed in the United States is frequently seen.

Synonyms

  • large integer
  • 1000000000000

Antonyms

  • centesimal
  • thirty-second
  • thirty-fourth

Etymology

  • billion (French)
  • -illion (French)

4. billion

noun. ['ˈbɪljən'] a very large indefinite number (usually hyperbole).

Synonyms

  • large indefinite quantity
  • million
  • trillion
  • zillion
  • large indefinite amount
  • jillion

Antonyms

  • 22nd
  • hundred-and-first
  • sixth
  • 30th

Etymology

  • billion (French)
  • -illion (French)

5. billion

adjective. ['ˈbɪljən'] denoting a quantity consisting of one million million items or units in Great Britain.

Antonyms

  • unimportant

Etymology

  • billion (French)
  • -illion (French)

6. billion

noun. ['ˈbɪljən'] the number that is represented as a one followed by 9 zeros.

Synonyms

  • 1000000000
  • large integer
  • milliard

Antonyms

  • forty-third
  • 400th
  • eleventh
  • 48th

Etymology

  • billion (French)
  • -illion (French)
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