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Meaning & Definition of Billion in English

English

Billion

/bɪljən/

noun

1. 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
    synonym:
  • billion
  • ,
  • one million million
  • ,
  • 1000000000000

2. A very large indefinite number (usually hyperbole)

  • "There were millions of flies"
    synonym:
  • million
  • ,
  • billion
  • ,
  • trillion
  • ,
  • zillion
  • ,
  • jillion
  • ,
  • gazillion

3. The number that is represented as a one followed by 9 zeros

    synonym:
  • billion
  • ,
  • one thousand million
  • ,
  • 1000000000

adjective

1. Denoting a quantity consisting of one thousand million items or units in the united states

    synonym:
  • billion

2. Denoting a quantity consisting of one million million items or units in great britain

    synonym:
  • billion

Examples of using

According to a survey, 1 billion people are suffering from poverty in the world.
We are seven billion now.
We're already 7 billion.