Definition of millenary in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈmiləˌnerē/

noun (plural millenaries)

1A period of a thousand years. Compare with millennium.
1.1A thousandth anniversary.
Example sentences
  • Clearly, much of what was propagated about Alfred at the time of the millenary was based on the accretion of centuries of tradition and myth.
  • The Alfred the Great millenary in 1901 makes this problem apparent.


Consisting of a thousand people, years, etc.
Example sentences
  • For them, the millenary celebrations proffered an avenue to the rebuilding of the cultural self-confidence needed to continue ruling the empire.
  • Thornycroft was thus largely given free rein to devise an idealized image of Anglo-Saxon Englishness in his statue for the millenary commemoration.


Mid 16th century: from late Latin millenarius 'containing a thousand', based on Latin mille 'thousand'.

Words that rhyme with millenary

antennary, bimillenary, venery

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: mil·le·nar·y

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