What is billion?

  • (adj): Denoting a quantity consisting of one million million items or units in Great Britain.
    Synonyms: a billion
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "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.
    Synonyms: one million million, 1000000000000
  • (adj): Denoting a quantity consisting of one thousand million items or units in the United States.
    Synonyms: a billion

Famous quotes containing the word billion:

    Even one billion Chinese do not a superpower make.
    John Lukacs (b. 1924)

    SING a song of ‘sistence
    Pocket full of Eye
    Two billion Turtle-doves
    Mourning in a sty
    Allen Tate (1899–1979)

    Night’s brittle song, silver-thin
    Shatters into a billion fragments
    Of quiet shadows
    At the blaring jazz
    Of a morning sun.
    Frank Marshall Davis (b. 1905)