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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
1. A period of a thousand years.
2. A group of 1000.
From Latin chilias, from Greek chilioi (thousand). Earliest documented use: 1598.
“As Jan 1, 1990, hits the ground running, so do I, toward the biggest marketing opportunity in chiliads.”
Patricia Cadigan Tucker; Beginning of the End? No, It’s Fin-De-Siecle; St. Louis Post-Dispatch (Missouri); Jan 1, 1990.
See more usage examples of chiliad in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:Spurned pity can turn into cruelty just as spurned love turns into hate. -Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach, writer (13 Sep 1830-1916)