Definition of bimillenary in US English:



  • attributive Relating to a period of two thousand years or a two-thousandth anniversary.

    • ‘These seventeen new pieces by some of the world's leading classicists have been brought together to celebrate the bimillenary of the Horace's death.’
    • ‘A moment in which the bimillenary Zaragoza - once again happy, confident, enterprising, and opened to the world - faces a new golden age as center for spreading our highest ideals: freedom and peace.’
    • ‘Those undertakings and others to follow present a fitting preparation for the bimillenary occurrence of an event which links heaven to earth and individuals and peoples with each other.’
    • ‘The virtual citadel is endowed with the most important information concerning the history and the present of our bimillenary city.’
    • ‘The study that began in 1935, inspired by the bimillenary anniversary of Horace's birth, has recently appeared in a series marking the same anniversary of Horace's death.’
    • ‘He also promised to continue carrying out the Second Vatican Council, ‘in the wake of my predecessors and in faithful continuity with the bimillenary tradition of the church.’’
    • ‘It may be suggested, then, that the bimillenary birth date might be, say, April 1 of the year 1999.’
    • ‘After spending a holiday in Romania, it takes a tourist only one hour by plane to reach the capitals of the former Hapsburg Empire (Prague, Vienna, Budapest), the bimillenary metropolises of the Balkan region (Athens, Istanbul) or of the Slav one (Kiev, Cracow, Zagreb).’
    • ‘With prehistoric remains dating from the Paleolithic Age, Alicante has been an Iberian town, a bimillenary Roman municipality, an Arab medina, a medieval Christian town, a city since 1490, a busy commercial port and a city always open to progress.’


  • A period of two thousand years or a two-thousandth anniversary.

    • ‘Bothered by lack of funds and the fear of a ‘shabby, stingy bimillenary,’ Novelist Jules (Men of Good Will) Romains resigned his job as head of the planning committee to celebrate Paris’ 2,000th anniversary next year.’
    • ‘Icons, bibles, paintings, sculptures and other objects serve as resonant symbols of the religion that marked its bimillenary in the year 2000.’
    • ‘Under the editorship of Professor Robert L. Cleve, PhD, OAF, KCR, the issue begins with his outstanding study of the inscriptions and illustrations from the 1937 issue of postage stamps from the Italian Kingdom celebrating the bimillenary of the birth of the Emperor Augustus.’
    • ‘In 1937 and 1938 marked the bimillenary of the birth of Caesar Augustus.’