Associations to the word «Billion»

Dictionary definition

BILLION, noun. 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.
BILLION, noun. A very large indefinite number (usually hyperbole); "there were millions of flies".
BILLION, noun. The number that is represented as a one followed by 9 zeros.
BILLION, adjective. Denoting a quantity consisting of one thousand million items or units in the United States.
BILLION, adjective. Denoting a quantity consisting of one million million items or units in Great Britain.

Wise words

Words, words, words! They shut one off from the universe. Three quarters of the time one's never in contact with things, only with the beastly words that stand for them.
Aldous Huxley