What does century mean?

Definitions for centuryˈsɛn tʃə ri

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word century.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. century(noun)

    a period of 100 years

  2. hundred, 100, C, century, one C(noun)

    ten 10s

Wiktionary

  1. century(Noun)

    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.

  2. century(Noun)

    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.

  3. century(Noun)

    A political division of ancient Rome, meeting in the Centuriate Assembly.

  4. century(Noun)

    A hundred things; a hundred.

  5. century(Noun)

    A hundred runs scored either by a single player in one innings, or by two players in a partnership.

  6. century(Noun)

    A ride 100 miles in length.

  7. century(Noun)

    A banknote in the denomination of one hundred dollars.

  8. Origin: From centuria.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Century(noun)

    a hundred; as, a century of sonnets; an aggregate of a hundred things

  2. Century(noun)

    a period of a hundred years; as, this event took place over two centuries ago

  3. Century(noun)

    a division of the Roman people formed according to their property, for the purpose of voting for civil officers

  4. Century(noun)

    one of sixty companies into which a legion of the army was divided. It was Commanded by a centurion

  5. Origin: [L. centuria (in senses 1 & 3), fr. centum a hundred: cf. F. centurie. See Cent.]

Freebase

  1. Century

    A century is one hundred consecutive years. Centuries are numbered ordinally in English and many other languages.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Century

    sen′tū-ri, n. a hundred, or something consisting of a hundred in number, as sonnets, &c.: a hundred years.—adj. Centū′rial.—ns. Centū′riātor, the centuriators of Magdeburg were a group of Reformed divines who in the 16th century compiled a church history in 13 vols., each volume covering a century; Centū′rion, among the Romans, the commander of a hundred men.—Century plant (see Agave). [L. centuriacentum.]

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'century' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #439

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'century' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1580

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'century' in Nouns Frequency: #136

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of century in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of century in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Henry Wallace:

    The century which we are entering can be and must be the century of the common man.

  2. John Berger:

    Ours is the century of enforced travel of disappearances. The century of people helplessly seeing others, who were close to them, disappear over the horizon.

  3. Dan Quayle:

    The Holocaust was an obscene period in our nation's history. I mean in this century's history. But we all lived in this century. I didn't live in this century.

  4. Francis Wahlgren:

    It is recognition of probably the most significant scientific breakthrough of the 20th century and the impact of it is only being played out now in the 21st century, whole industries have developed around it.

  5. Philip Hammond:

    This man (Putin) has sent troops across an international border and occupied another country's territory in the 21st century acting like some mid-20th century tyrant. Civilized nations do not behave like that.

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