millennium

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n millennium a span of 1000 years
    • n millennium the 1000th anniversary (or the celebration of it)
    • n millennium (New Testament) in Revelations it is foretold that those faithful to Jesus will reign with Jesus over the earth for a thousand years; the meaning of these words have been much debated; some denominations (e.g. Jehovah's Witnesses) expect it to be a thousand years of justice and peace and happiness
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: At the turn of the last millennium, Dublin Ireland had the largest slave market in the world, run by the Vikings.
    • Millennium A long period of happiness, righteousness, and prosperity, usually considered as being in the indefinite future.
    • Millennium A period of one thousand years.
    • Millennium A thousandth anniversary;
    • Millennium The period of a thousand years mentioned in the twentieth chapter of Revelation, during which holiness is to be triumphant throughout the world. Some believe that, during this period, Christ will reign on earth in person with his saints.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • 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 millennium An aggregate of a thousand years; a period or interval of one thousand years: as, the millennium of the occupation of Iceland celebrated in 1874.
    • n millennium Specifically In theology, a period during which the kingdom of Christ will be established upon the earth and will predominate over all other authority. The phrase “a thousand years,” in Rev. xx. 1-5, has been understood literally, or (on the principle that in Scripture prophecies a day stands for a year, and the Jewish year contained 360 days) as representing 360,000 years. It is generally regarded as indicating an indefinite but long period, and belief in such a period is universal in the Christian church. But whether this predominance of the kingdom of Christ will be accomplished gradually by the gospel, and will precede Christ's second coming, or will follow his second coming and be accomplished by it, is disputed. This question divides theologians into two schools, the postmillenarians, who hold the former view, and the premillenarians, who hold the latter; while many hold that the millennium represents the gospel dispensation or reign of the church, and has accordingly already prevailed for many centuries.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Millennium mil-len′i-um a thousand years: the thousand years during which, as some believe, Christ will personally reign on the earth
    • n Millennium one believing in the millennium
    • n Millennium a thousand years
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Quotations

  • John B. S. Haldane
    John B. S. Haldane
    “Until politics are a branch of science we shall do well to regard political and social reforms as experiments rather than short-cuts to the millennium.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
LL., fr. L. mille, a thousand + annus, a year. See Mile, and Annual

Usage

In literature:

Millennium, the, 173, 268.
"The Religious Sentiment" by Daniel G. Brinton
He might have prayed for them to be driv out and then folded his hands and waited for the millennium.
"Around the World with Josiah Allen's Wife" by Marietta Holley
And, do you know, the millennium could be ushered in to-morrow, if men only thought so?
"Carmen Ariza" by Charles Francis Stocking
He begins with mock heroics on the sofa, and ends with a glowing vision of the millennium.
"Hours in a Library" by Leslie Stephen
In a word, the millennium, at present a religious myth, would then be realized!
"The Truth About America" by Edward Money
Hang Lax, and then the millennium!
"The Landleaguers" by Anthony Trollope
He expects an immediate millennium.
"In the Heart of a Fool" by William Allen White
In all they last more than half a millennium, but things move faster these days.
"Frigid Fracas" by Dallas McCord Reynolds
The millennium isn't so near us as that, by a great deal.
"Household Papers and Stories" by Harriet Beecher Stowe
This diabolical millennium lasted till the appearance of Luther.
"The History of Freedom" by John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton
For a whole millennium of horror.
"La Sorcière: The Witch of the Middle Ages" by Jules Michelet
On the contrary, the scholarship of to-day regards the fifth millennium B.C.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 3" by Various
Indeed, the inquiry is not yet closed and will not be until the millennium.
"Concerning Justice" by Lucilius A. Emery
During this millennium righteousness and peace will reign.
"Studies in Prophecy" by Arno C. Gaebelein
THE SECOND COMING OF CHRIST JESUS, AND THE MILLENNIUM.
"Bible Myths and their Parallels in other Religions" by T. W. Doane
When they rose from the table, the millennium was imminent, and it had been brought by the sword.
"Rose MacLeod" by Alice Brown
Love for her husband does not include admiration for all within his kindred; nor will it, until the millennium makes all tempers perfect.
"Maids Wives and Bachelors" by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
The Millennium was not already come, but was approaching.
"Pictures of German Life in the XVIIIth and XIXth Centuries, Vol. I." by Gustav Freytag
As far as I am a prophet we are not anywhere near the days of the millennium.
"Glories of Spain" by Charles W. Wood
Already, in the third millennium B.C., equinoxes and solstices were determined in China by means of culminating stars.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 7" by Various
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In poetry:

So rich in words, in acts so mean;
So high, so low; chance-swung between
The foulness of the penal pit
And Truth's clear sky, millennium-lit!
"The Chapel of the Hermits" by John Greenleaf Whittier
The moon drops into the silver day
As waking out of her swoon she comes.
I hear the drums
Of millenniums
Beating the mornings I still must stay.
"The Last Quarter Of The Moon" by Amy Lowell
Where his watch he kept,
Eyes a hundred swept.
Where millenniums sand assembled,
Where the tiniest life-pulse trembled,
There he sought the clue,
Silent, wise, and true.
"At Michael Sars's Grave" by Bjornstjerne Bjornson
Rome fell; but, Maia still remaining,
Both Goth and Frank the slope desired,
Through two millenniums still retaining
The longing for what all admired,
The love which ownership inspired.
"My Garden" by John Lawson Stoddard
Yet one mysterious charm abides,--
The spring, whose ebb and flow
Were praised in Pliny's classic prose
Two thousand years ago,--
A fountain, whose perennial grace
Millenniums could not efface.
"Villa Pliniana" by John Lawson Stoddard
The world was widowed by the death of Christ,
And nothing, nothing, nothing has sufficed
To bring back comfort to the stricken house
From whence has gone the Master and the Spouse.
Hasten, dear Lord, with Thy Millennium,
Hasten and come.
"Widows" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

In news:

Millennium-related events saw top events designers do well out of government-backed projects on PRWeek, first for PR & public relations news.
Until the new millennium the tin- whisker problem actually seemed like a plague of the past.
Even techno-phobes have heard of the millennium bug-the glitch that could cause a worldwide computer crash in 2000.
Millennium plan aided financial systems in Sept 11 attack says Greenspan.
The industry is welcoming the new millennium with a full slate of trade shows.
For this Houston-based company, the millennium is just the beginning of profits … not the end of the world.
Dec 31, 1999 the dawning of a new millennium, and a complete disaster for Lubbock, Texas.
Algerian sentenced for 3rd time in millennium plot.
Algerian terrorist Ahmed Ressam is being sentenced for the third time in his plot to bomb Los Angeles International Airport around the turn of the new millennium.
An Algerian terrorist was sentenced Wednesday to 37 years in prison for plotting to bomb Los Angeles International Airport around the turn of the new millennium.
Barry Weisberg on the United Nations' Millennium Development Goals.
The Oldies Show For The New Millennium.
Millennium Entertainment has picked up North American rights to Anthony Silverston's 3D animated movie "Khumba," with plans for a summer 2013 release.
It's the first animated release for Millennium Entertainment.
The FREE eBook Ancient Israel in Egypt and the Exodus considers texts and archaeological evidence from the second millennium B.C.E.
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In science:

However we note that, even at fixed redshift, the mass-metallicity has a larger gradient in S08 than in Millennium (see Figure 17, right panel).
The Effect of Major Mergers on Age and Metallicity Across the Fundamental Plane
Relation between effective radius, circular velocity, gas fraction (top panels) and stellar mass (bottom panels) for spiral merger progenitor galaxies in S08 (top) and Millennium (bottom).
The Effect of Major Mergers on Age and Metallicity Across the Fundamental Plane
The SAMs tend to have lower metallicities than observations on average; furthermore, the Millennium SAM produces galaxies with a very narrow range in metallicities.
The Effect of Major Mergers on Age and Metallicity Across the Fundamental Plane
Relation between luminosity-weighted age (top) and metallicity (bottom), effective radius, and velocity dispersion for S08 (left) and Millennium (right), binned by the redshift of the ma jor merger.
The Effect of Major Mergers on Age and Metallicity Across the Fundamental Plane
From left: Evolution of the progenitor stellar gas fraction-, age-, and metallicity-mass correlations for galaxies that merge between z = 3.0 and z = 0.0. S08 progenitors are shown in the top panels, while Millennium remnants are shown in the bottom panels.
The Effect of Major Mergers on Age and Metallicity Across the Fundamental Plane
By comparing the velocity and spatial offsets of the SMG Hα components with sub-halo offsets in the Millennium simulation database we infer an average halo mass for SMGs in the range of 13 < log(M[h−1M⊙ ]) < 14.
Integral Field Spectroscopy of 2.0
Our goal is to estimate dynamical halo masses for these galaxies, but this is non trivial for what then may often be unvirialised systems, and so we turn to N-body simulations and extract the average dR and dV for a set of massive halos from the Millennium simulation (Springel et al. 2005b).
Integral Field Spectroscopy of 2.0
The dashed lines represent the median projected offset between the most-bound sub-halo and the other subhalos within dark matter halos in the quoted mass range from the Millennium Simulation (Springel et al. 2005b).
Integral Field Spectroscopy of 2.0
In the Millennium Simulation database there are 28 halos with masses 14 < log(M[h−1M⊙ ]) < 15 confirming that these large masses are possible and therefore that the two components of SMMJ0217−0503 are likely part of a common halo rather than two separate sources whose projection places them within our field of view.
Integral Field Spectroscopy of 2.0
Based on extensive analysis of mock catalogues that have been generated from the Millennium simulation, we examine the likely nature of these systems at the time of observation, and what they will evolve into down to the present epoch.
Proto-groups at 1.8
The Millennium Simulation is a large dark matter N -body simulation carried out in a cubic box of 500 h−1 Mpc sidelength.
Proto-groups at 1.8
Several semi-analytic models for the galaxy formation process have been implemented on top of the dark matter structure of the Millennium simulation.
Proto-groups at 1.8
The structure and presentation of the Millennium simulation allows us to follow both haloes and individual galaxies through time and therefore to determine the subsequent evolution of grouplike structures that are identified at a particular redshift (Lemson et al. 2006).
Proto-groups at 1.8
The Kitzbichler light cones provide the galaxies together with a link to the actual ob ject within the Millennium simulation.
Proto-groups at 1.8
These dark matter haloes are identified within the Millennium simulation using a friendsof-friends (FOF) algorithm applied to the dark matter particles.
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