Definition of millionaire in English:

millionaire

noun

  • A person whose assets are worth one million pounds or dollars or more.

    ‘he is now a millionaire several times over’
    as modifier ‘a millionaire businessman’
    • ‘The Senate roll call features the names of more millionaires than many country clubs.’
    • ‘There are still some countries in the world where you can become an instant millionaire.’
    • ‘I saw everyone from actors and actresses to businessmen to millionaires to random groupies.’
    • ‘Are you more likely to become one of the growing number of Irish millionaires or a financial basket case?’
    • ‘Most of these movies don't turn their producers into overnight millionaires.’
    • ‘Working in the new media industry has gone from the fastest way to become a millionaire to the fastest way to be unemployed.’
    • ‘As boisterous entrepreneurs, now millionaires many times over, both enjoy the limelight a great deal.’
    • ‘I've seen millionaires give less than a thousand dollars at fundraising dinners.’
    • ‘Contrast this to the United states where there are a million-plus millionaires.’
    • ‘Four years later he found himself both a millionaire and embroiled in the ugliest of financial scandals.’
    • ‘It turns out that the bulk of the world's millionaires, for example, are surprisingly frugal.’
    • ‘Along with some of the big names in the music industry, you also get a chance to become a millionaire.’
    • ‘I just wish he wasn't one of those millionaires who wants to keep my taxes as high as possible.’
    • ‘More recently, it's been a case of millionaires striking against billionaires.’
    • ‘And they have been hired as public servants to run the company, not become millionaires.’
    • ‘The telecoms, software and property millionaires are all around us and have raised the lifestyle bar.’
    • ‘I would like to know the percentage of politicians, in any country, who are millionaires.’
    • ‘Her clientele do not need to be millionaires, although many are.’
    • ‘The stock markets are probably not littered with billionaires or even millionaires among private investors.’
    • ‘The area borders the Dales and already has one of the highest concentrations of millionaires in the country.’
    magnate, mogul, big businessman, baron, merchant prince, captain of industry, industrialist, financier, top executive, chief, lord, magnifico, nabob, grandee
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Origin

Early 19th century: from French millionnaire, from million (see million).

Pronunciation

millionaire

/mɪljəˈnɛː/