Definition of Millennium

1. Noun. A span of 1000 years.

Exact synonyms: Millenary
Generic synonyms: Period, Period Of Time, Time Period
Terms within: Century
Derivative terms: Millenary, Millennial, Millennian



2. Noun. (New Testament) in Revelations it is foretold that those faithful to Jesus will reign with Jesus over the earth for a thousand years; the meaning of these words have been much debated; some denominations (e.g. Jehovah's Witnesses) expect it to be a thousand years of justice and peace and happiness.
Generic synonyms: Doctrine, Ism, Philosophical System, Philosophy, School Of Thought
Category relationships: New Testament
Derivative terms: Millenary

3. Noun. The 1000th anniversary (or the celebration of it).
Exact synonyms: Millenary
Generic synonyms: Anniversary, Day Of Remembrance
Derivative terms: Millenary, Millennial

Definition of Millennium

1. n. A thousand years; especially, the thousand years mentioned in the twentieth chapter of Revelation, during which holiness is to be triumphant throughout the world. Some believe that, during this period, Christ will reign on earth in person with his saints.

Definition of Millennium

1. Noun. A period of time consisting of one thousand years. ¹

2. Noun. (Christianity) The period of one thousand years during which Christ will reign on earth (according to Millenarianist interpretations). ¹

3. Noun. A period of universal happiness, peace or prosperity; a utopia. ¹

4. Noun. (context: with definite article) The year 2000. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Millennium

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Literary usage of Millennium

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1. The Methodist Review (1897)
"IS THE millennium AN EVOLUTION ? IT is astonishing to behold the narrow and hazy views not unfrequently met with on the subject of the millennium. ..."

2. Christ's Second Coming: Will it be Pre-millennial? by David Brown (1882)
"Mr Scott had gone rather too far in the direction of a perfect millennium; not so far, indeed, as to affirm that there would be absolutely no sin during the ..."

3. The Library of Wit and Humor, Prose and Poetry: Selected from the Literature by Ainsworth Rand Spofford, Rufus Edmonds Shapley (1894)
"For the man who must bring the millennium about; There's Faber, whose pious predictions have been All belied, ere his book's first edition was out;— There ..."

4. A History of Greece to the Death of Alexander the Great by John Bagnell Bury (1900)
"LATER AEGEAN CIVILISATION (2nd millennium BC) Dynasties fell and rose in the ... but about the middle of the second millennium we find this civilisation in ..."

5. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1910)
"Nevertheless, Augustine gave up his former expectation of the millennium and ... 9), so that the reign of the saints with Christ promised for the millennium ..."

6. Christian Non-resistance, in All Its Important Bearings, Illustrated and by Adin Ballou (1846)
"Impracticable till the millennium—Principles of the millennium — Extracts from Professor Upham—2. Extremely difficult if not impossible—Hollowness of the ..."

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