- 1. a unit of quantity equal to 1000. The word comes from the Greek numeral 1000, chilioi, which is also the origin of the metric prefix kilo-. Pronounced "killiad," the chiliad was once fairly common in learned writing, but it has nearly disppeared from use today.2. another name for a millennium (1000 years).
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Chiliad — Chil i*ad, n. [Gr. chilia s, chiliado s, fr. chi lioi a thousand.] A thousand; the aggregate of a thousand things; especially, a period of a thousand years. [1913 Webster] The world, then in the seventh chiliad, will be assumed up unto God. Sir.… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
chiliad — [kil′ē ad΄] n. [L chilias (gen. chiliadis) < Gr chilias < chilioi, a thousand] 1. a thousand; group of 1,000 2. 1,000 years … English World dictionary
chiliad — noun Etymology: Late Latin chiliad , chilias, from Greek, from chilioi thousand Date: 1598 1. a group of 1000 2. millennium 2a … New Collegiate Dictionary
chiliad — chiliadal, chiliadic, adj. /kil ee ad /, n. 1. a group of 1000. 2. a period of 1000 years. [1590 1600; < LL chiliad (s. of chilias) < Gk, equiv. to chíli(oi) 1000 + ad AD1] * * * … Universalium
chiliad — chil•i•ad [[t]ˈkɪl iˌæd[/t]] n. 1) wam a group of 1000 2) hor a period of 1000 years • Etymology: 1590–1600; < LL chīliad , s. of chīlias < Gk, der. of chilioi 1000; see ad I chil i•ad′al, chil i•ad′ic, adj … From formal English to slang
chiliad — n. 1 a thousand. 2 a thousand years. Etymology: LL chilias chiliad f. Gk khilias ados … Useful english dictionary
chiliad — noun a) a group of 1000 things b) a period of 1000 years; a millennium See Also: chiliasm, chiliastic … Wiktionary
chiliad — n. group of 1000; millennium, time period of 1000 years; positive whole number which is the product of 10 and 100 … English contemporary dictionary
chiliad — [ kɪlɪad] noun rare a group of a thousand things. ↘a thousand years; a millennium. Origin ME: via late L. from Gk khilias (see chiliast) … English new terms dictionary
chiliad — n. 1. Thousand. 2. Thousand years, millenary, millennium, chiliasm … New dictionary of synonyms