See also: billiárd and Billiard

English Edit

Etymology 1 Edit

From French billard, originally referring to the wooden cue stick, diminutive of Old French bille (log, tree trunk), from Vulgar Latin *bilia, probably of Gaulish origin (compare Old Irish bile (large tree, tree trunk)), from Proto-Celtic *belyos (tree), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰolh₃yos (leaf), from *bʰleh₃- (blossom, flower).

Pronunciation Edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈbɪl.i.ə(ɹ)d/
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Noun Edit

billiard (plural billiards)

  1. A shot in billiards or snooker in which the cue ball strikes two other balls; a carom.
  2. (attributive) Pertaining to the game of billiards.
    a billiard table; a billiard ball
  3. A dynamical system in which a particle alternates between motion in a straight line and specular reflections from a boundary.
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Etymology 2 Edit

From French billiard, equivalent to bi- (two) +‎ -illiard.

Pronunciation Edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈbɪl.i.ɑː(ɹ)d/

Numeral Edit

billiard (plural billiards)

  1. (Britain, rare) 1015, a thousand billion (long scale) or a million milliard.
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French Edit

French numbers (edit)
 ←  1,000,000,000 (109) [a], [b], [c] ←  1012 1015 1018  → [a], [b], [c] 1021  → [a], [b], [c]
    Cardinal (traditional spelling): un billiard, un million de milliards
    Cardinal (post-1990 spelling): un-billiard, un-million de milliards
    Ordinal: billiardième, millionième de milliardième

Etymology Edit

From bi- (two) +‎ -illiard.

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billiard m (plural billiards)

  1. quadrillion (1015)