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millennium | star |

As nouns the difference between millennium and star

is that millennium is millennium (thousand-year period) while star is star.




  • A period of time consisting of one thousand years.
  • *2013 , Dan Pearson, The Guardian , 24 Mar 2013:
  • *:Magnolias are some of the most primitive of our flowering trees, and fossils dating back millennia prove that they have had little need to evolve.
  • (Christianity) The period of one thousand years during which Christ will reign on earth (according to Millenarianist interpretations).
  • * 1911 , (Saki), ‘Tobermory’, The Chronicles of Clovis :
  • An archangel ecstatically proclaiming the Millennium , and then finding that it clashed unpardonably with Henley and would have to be indefinitely postponed, could hardly have felt more crestfallen than Cornelius Appin at the reception of his wonderful achievement.
  • *1971 , , Religion and the Decline of Magic , Folio Society 2012, p. 137:
  • *:the end of the world would be heralded by a series of spectacular and symbolic events […]. According to most commentators, this millennium had already begun.
  • *2011 , (Norman Davies), Vanished Kingdoms , Penguin 2012, p. 117:
  • *:Conrad's later years unfolded in the shadow of the coming Millennium , when the end of the world was forecast.
  • A period of universal happiness, peace or prosperity; a utopia.
  • * 1902 , (William James), The Varieties of Religious Experience , Folio Society 2008, p. 318:
  • But the aggressive members of society are always tending to become bullies, robbers, and swindlers; and no one believes that such a state of things as we now live in is the millennium .
  • (with definite article) The year in which one period of one thousand years ends and another begins, especially the year 2000.
  • Synonyms

    * * kiloyear (kyr) * kiloannum (ka)

    Derived terms

    * millennial * millennium bug English nouns with irregular plurals ----




    (en noun)
  • Any small luminous dot appearing in the cloudless portion of the night sky, especially with a fixed location relative to other such dots.
  • (star) A luminous celestial body, made up of plasma (particularly hydrogen and helium) and having a spherical shape. Depending on context the sun may or may not be included.
  • (geometry) A concave polygon with regular, pointy protrusions and indentations, generally with five or six points.
  • (acting) An actor in a leading role.
  • An exceptionally talented or famous person, often in a specific field; a celebrity.
  • *
  • Star reporter, leg-man, cub, veteran gray in the trade—one and all they tried to pin the Bat like a caught butterfly to the front page of their respective journals—soon or late each gave up, beaten. He was news——the brief, staccato recital of his career in the morgues of the great dailies grew longer and more incredible each day.
  • (printing) An asterisk ().
  • A symbol used to rate hotels, films, etc. with a higher number of stars denoting better quality.
  • A simple dance, or part of a dance, where a group of four dancers each put their right or left hand in the middle and turn around in a circle. You call them right-hand stars or left-hand stars, depending on the hand which is in the middle.
  • (astrology) A planet supposed to influence one's destiny.
  • * (William Shakespeare)
  • O malignant and ill-brooding stars .
  • * (Joseph Addison)
  • Blesses his stars , and thinks it luxury.
  • *
  • , title=(The Celebrity), chapter=5 , passage=But Miss Thorn relieved the situation by laughing aloud,
  • A star-shaped ornament worn on the breast to indicate rank or honour.
  • *
  • On whom / Lavish Honour showered all her stars .
  • A composition of combustible matter used in the heading of rockets, in mines, etc., which, exploding in the air, presents a starlike appearance.
  • Synonyms

    * (astronomy) (abbreviation)

    Derived terms

    * binary star * dwarf star * double star * faxed star * fixed star * giant star * neutron star * quark star * see stars * shooting star * starcraft * star-crossed * stardom * starfish (seastar) * starhood * starlet * starlore * starly * starman * starquake * starry * starry-eyed * starscape * star shell * stars in one's eyes * star system * star trail * superstar




    * German: (l)


  • To appear as a featured performer or headliner, especially in an entertainment program.
  • To mark with a star or asterisk.
  • To set or adorn with stars, or bright, radiating bodies; to bespangle.
  • * Young
  • A sable curtain starred with gold.

    See also

    * astronomy * black hole * galaxy * moon * mullet * planet * red giant


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