billion

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈbɪljən/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈbɪlyən/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(bilyən)


Inflections of 'billion' (nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.):
billions
nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors." (Used without a preceding number—e.g. "This development cost billions of dollars.")
billion
nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors." (Used with a preceding number—e.g. "The company's value is estimated at $10 billion.")
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billion

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. billions of [people, species, dollars, insects]
  2. [ten] billion
  3. I swear, there must be a billion [of them, people here].
  4. billions must have come to [watch, see]
  5. has billions of [dollars, followers]
  6. billions and billions of them
  7. There are still billions left [in this world, on Earth].
  8. billions watched in awe (as)
  9. was [watched, witnessed, observed] by billions
  10. [makes, earns] billions every year
  11. billions have been [spent, lost, wasted] on
  12. [has to, must] be worth billions!
  13. [has to] be worth (at least) a billion
  14. The [deal, contract] is worth over a billion.
  15. has profits (of) over a billion
  16. is over a billion in [debt, the hole]
  17. (over) a billion in annual [sales, profit]
  18. made his first billion (by, in)
adj
  1. is worth a billion dollars
  2. would cost a billion dollars (to build)
  3. has spent [five] billion dollars on [building, creating]
  4. (more than) a billion [people, fans]
  5. seems like a billion years ago (that)
  6. over [two] billion years ago
  7. have (already) [asked, told] you a billion times (before)
  8. is a billion-to-one chance (that)
  9. is a billion-dollar [idea, industry]
  10. has a billion-dollar [net worth, mansion]
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