- n. 千年期，千禧年；一千年，千年纪念；太平盛世，黄金时代
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- millennium: see mile
- millennium (n.)
- 1630s, from Modern Latin millennium, from Latin mille "thousand" (see million) + annus "year" (see annual); formed on analogy of biennium, triennium, etc. For vowel change, see biennial. First in English in sense of "1,000-year period of Christ's anticipated rule on Earth" (Rev. xx:1-5). Sense of "any 1,000-year period" first recorded 1711. Meaning "the year 2000" attested from 1970.
- 1. the second millennium AD
- 2. He lived long enough to see in the new millennium.
- 3. The whole world was counting down to the new millennium.
- 4. Acupuncture was practised in China as long ago as the third millennium BC.
- 5. We waited as the clock ticked away the last few seconds of the old millennium.
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