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MILLENNIUM (millennia)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does millennium mean? 

MILLENNIUM (noun)
  The noun MILLENNIUM has 3 senses:

1. a span of 1000 years
2. (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
3. the 1000th anniversary (or the celebration of it)

  Familiarity information: MILLENNIUM used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


MILLENNIUM (noun)


Sense 1millennium [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A span of 1000 years

Classified under:

Nouns denoting time and temporal relations

Synonyms:

millennium; millenary

Hypernyms ("millennium" is a kind of...):

period; period of time; time period (an amount of time)

Meronyms (parts of "millennium"):

century (a period of 100 years)


Sense 2millennium [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting time and temporal relations

Hypernyms ("millennium" is a kind of...):

doctrine; ism; philosophical system; philosophy; school of thought (a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school)

Domain category:

New Testament (the collection of books of the Gospels, Acts of the Apostles, the Pauline and other epistles, and Revelation; composed soon after Christ's death; the second half of the Christian Bible)


Sense 3millennium [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The 1000th anniversary (or the celebration of it)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting time and temporal relations

Synonyms:

millenary; millennium

Hypernyms ("millennium" is a kind of...):

anniversary; day of remembrance (the date on which an event occurred in some previous year (or the celebration of it))


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