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
- (noun): The number that is represented as a one followed by 9 zeros.
Synonyms: one thousand million, 1000000000
- (adj): Denoting a quantity consisting of one million million items or units in Great Britain.
Synonyms: a billion
Famous quotes containing the word billion:
“Even one billion Chinese do not a superpower make.”
—John Lukacs (b. 1924)
“Nights 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)
“Imagine spending four billion years stocking the oceans with seafood, filling the ground with fossil fuels, and drilling the bees in honey productiononly to produce a race of bed-wetters!”
—Barbara Ehrenreich (b. 1941)