Associations to the word «Billion»
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.
Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.