pos|til|lion


pos|til|lion
pos|til|ion or pos|til|lion «pohs TIHL yuhn, pos-», noun.
a person who guides a team of horses drawing a carriage or post chaise by riding the left-hand horse when one pair is used, or the left-hand horse of the leading pair when two or more pairs are used.
[< French postillon < Italian postiglione < posta post, mail]

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  • pos|til|ion — or pos|til|lion «pohs TIHL yuhn, pos », noun. a person who guides a team of horses drawing a carriage or post chaise by riding the left hand horse when one pair is used, or the left hand horse of the leading pair when two or more pairs are used.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • cen|til|lion — «sehn TIHL yuhn», noun. 1. (in the U.S. and France) 1 with 303 zeros following it. 2. (in Great Britain) 1 with 600 zeros following it. ╂[< centi + (mi)llion] …   Useful english dictionary

  • co|til|lion — «koh TIHL yuhn», noun. 1. any large, formal party for dancing. 2. any one of several dances, chiefly of French origin, consisting of a variety of steps and figures, especially: a) a dance for four or more couples, with complicated steps and much… …   Useful english dictionary

  • oc|til|lion — «ok TIHL yuhn», noun, adjective. 1. (in the U.S., Canada, and France) 1 followed by 27 zeros. 2. (in Great Britain and Germany) 1 followed by 48 zeros. ╂[< French octillion < Latin octō eight (in the sense “eighth power”) + French million… …   Useful english dictionary

  • quin|til|lion — «kwihn TIHL yuhn», noun, adjective. 1. (in the U.S., Canada, and France) 1 followed by 18 zeros. 2. (in Great Britain and Germany) 1 followed by 30 zeros. ╂[< Latin quīntus fifth; patterned on English million] …   Useful english dictionary

  • sep|til|lion — «sehp TIHL yuhn», noun, adjective. 1. (in the U.S., Canada, and France) 2. followed by 24 zeros; 1,000 to the eighth power. 3. (in Great Britain and Germany) 1 followed by 42 zeros; 1,000,000 to the seventh power. ╂[< French septillion <… …   Useful english dictionary

  • sex|til|lion — «sehks TIHL yuhn», noun, adjective. 1. (in the U.S., Canada, and France) 1 followed by 21 zeroes; 1,000 to the seventh power. 2. (in Great Britain and Germany) 1 followed by 36 zeroes; 1,000,000 to the sixth power. ╂[< French sextillion <… …   Useful english dictionary

  • co·til·lion — /koʊˈtıljən/ noun, pl lions [count] chiefly US formal : a large formal party for dancing : ↑ball …   Useful english dictionary

  • a|pos|til — or a|pos|tille «uh POS tuhl», noun. a marginal note, comment, or annotation. ╂[< Old French apostiller write marginal notes < a to + postille marginal note] …   Useful english dictionary

  • vi|gin|til|lion — «VY jihn TIHL yuhn», noun, adjective. 1. (in the U.S., Canada, and France) 1 followed by 63 zeros. 2. (in Great Britain and Germany) 1 followed by 120 zeros. ╂[< Latin vīgintī twenty + English illion, as in million] …   Useful english dictionary