Definitions for centuryˈsɛn tʃə ri

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(5.00 / 1 vote)

  1. century(noun)

    a period of 100 years

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

    ten 10s

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  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 DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  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.]

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  1. Century

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

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  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


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