Meaning of BILLION
Pronunciation:   'bilyun



WordNet Dictionary 

 Definition:  
 [n] (in the United States) the number that is represented as a one followed by 9 zeros
 [n] (in Britain) the number that is represented as a one followed by 12 zeros
 [adj] (U.S.) denoting a quantity consisting of one thousand million items or units; (Britain) denoting a quantity consisting of one million million items or units


BILLION is a 7 letter word that starts with B. 
 Synonyms:   1000000000, 1000000000000, a billion, cardinal, one million million, one thousand million 

 See Also:   large integer, milliard  
Webster's 1913 Dictionary 

 Definition:   \Bil"lion\, n. [F. billion, arbitrarily formed fr. L.
bis twice, in imitation of million a million. See {Million}.]
According to the French and American method of numeration, a
thousand millions, or 1,000,000,000; according to the English
method, a million millions, or 1,000,000,000,000. See
{Numeration}.


Thesaurus Terms 

 Related Terms:   a billion, a crore, a lakh, a million, a myriad, a nonillion, a quadrillion, a thousand, a zillion, astronomical number, googol, googolplex, infinitude, infinity, jillion, large number, milliard, trillion, zillion 
 

