• IPA: /mɪˈlɛnɪəm/

millennium (plural millennia)

  1. A period of time consisting of one thousand years.
  2. (Christianity) The period of one thousand years during which Christ will reign on earth (according to Millenarianist interpretations).
  3. A period of universal happiness, peace or prosperity; a utopia.
  4. (with definite article) The year in which one period of one thousand years ends and another begins, especially the year 2000.
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