chiliad

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n chiliad the cardinal number that is the product of 10 and 100
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The difference between a "millennium" and a "chiliad"? None. Both words mean "a period of one thousand years", the former from Latin, the later from Greek.
    • n Chiliad A thousand; the aggregate of a thousand things; especially, a period of a thousand years. "The world, then in the seventh chiliad , will be assumed up unto God."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n chiliad A thousand; the numbers from one multiple of a thousand to the next.
    • n chiliad Specifically The period of a thousand years.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Chiliad kil′i-ad the number 1000: 1000 of anything
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. chilia`s chiliado`s, fr. chi`lioi a thousand
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr.,—chilioi, 1000.

Usage

In literature:

Empires were lost, buried in chiliads of forgetfulness; would they ever be recovered?
"Beacon Lights of History, Volume XIV" by John Lord
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