Definitions for centuryˈsɛn tʃə ri
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
cen•tu•ryˈsɛn tʃə ri(n.)(pl.)-ries.
a period of 100 years.
one of the successive periods of 100 years reckoned forward or backward from a recognized chronological epoch, esp. from the assumed date of the birth of Jesus.
any group or collection of 100.
a subdivision of the Roman legion, orig. consisting of 100 men.
one of the voting divisions of the ancient Roman people, each division having one vote.
Origin of century:
1525–35; < L centuria, der. of cent(um) hundred
a period of 100 years
hundred, 100, C, century, one C(noun)
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
century(noun)ˈsɛn tʃə ri
a particular period of 100 years
the 11th/12th/20th century
centuryˈsɛn tʃə ri
any period of 100 years
a century since his death
A period of 100 consecutive years; often specifically a numbered period with conventional start and end dates, e.g., the twentieth century, which stretches from (strictly) 1901 through 2000, or (informally) 1900 through 1999. The first century AD was from 1 to 100.
A unit in ancient Roman, originally of 100 army soldiers as part of a cohort, later of more varied sizes (but typically containing 60 to 70 or 80) soldiers or other men (guards, police, firemen), commanded by a centurion.
A political division of ancient Rome, meeting in the Centuriate Assembly.
A hundred things; a hundred.
A hundred runs scored either by a single player in one innings, or by two players in a partnership.
A ride 100 miles in length.
A banknote in the denomination of one hundred dollars.
Origin: From centuria.
a hundred; as, a century of sonnets; an aggregate of a hundred things
a period of a hundred years; as, this event took place over two centuries ago
a division of the Roman people formed according to their property, for the purpose of voting for civil officers
one of sixty companies into which a legion of the army was divided. It was Commanded by a centurion
A century is one hundred consecutive years. Centuries are numbered ordinally in English and many other languages.
Translations for century
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a (period of a) hundred years
the 19th century; for more than a century.
- مِئَةُ سَنَهArabic
- séculoPortuguese (BR)
- das JahrhundertGerman
- århundrede; hundredårDanish
- amžius, šimtmetisLithuanian
- wiek, stuleciePolish
- پېړۍ، سل كالهPashto
- столетие; векRussian
- yüzyıl, asırTurkish
- 世紀Chinese (Trad.)
- سو سال ، صدیUrdu
- thế kỷVietnamese
- 世纪Chinese (Simp.)
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