What does hundred mean?

Definitions for hundredˈhʌn drɪd

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hundred, 100, C, century, one C(adj)

    ten 10s

  2. hundred, one hundred, 100, c(adj)

    being ten more than ninety

Wiktionary

  1. hundred(Noun)

    A hundred-dollar bill.

  2. hundred(Noun)

    An administrative subdivision in southern English counties and in other countries.

  3. hundred(Noun)

    A hundred runs scored by a batsman.

    He made a hundred in the historic match.

  4. hundred(Numeral)

    A numerical value equal to 100 (10), occurring after ninety-nine.

  5. Origin: hundaradan. Cognate with Old Frisian hundred, Old Saxon hunderod, Middle Dutch hondert (Dutch honderd), Old High German hundert (German Hundert), Old Norse hundrað (Swedish hundra).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hundred(noun)

    the product of ten mulitplied by ten, or the number of ten times ten; a collection or sum, consisting of ten times ten units or objects; five score. Also, a symbol representing one hundred units, as 100 or C

  2. Hundred(noun)

    a division of a country in England, supposed to have originally contained a hundred families, or freemen

  3. Hundred(adj)

    ten times ten; five score; as, a hundred dollars

  4. Origin: [OE. hundred, AS. hundred a territorial division; hund hundred + a word akin to Goth. ga-rajan to count, L. ratio reckoning, account; akin to OS. hunderod, hund, D. hondred, G. hundert, OHG. also hunt, Icel. hundra, Dan. hundrede, Sw. hundra, hundrade, Goth. hund, Lith. szimtas, Russ. sto, W. cant, Ir. cead, L. centum, Gr. "ekato`s, Skr. ata. 309. Cf. Cent, Century, Hecatomb, Quintal, and Reason.]

Freebase

  1. Hundred

    A hundred is a geographic division formerly used in England, Wales, South Australia and some parts of the United States, to divide a larger region into smaller administrative divisions; similar divisions were made in Denmark, Germany, Sweden, Finland, Estonia and Norway. Other terms for the hundred in English and other languages include wapentake, herred, herad, hérað, härad or hundare, Harde, kihlakunta and kihelkond. In Ireland the similar subdivision of counties was referred to as baronies. The term has fallen into general disuse, except for legal documentation. The name "hundred" is derived from the number one hundred; it may once have referred to an area liable to provide for a hundred men under arms, or containing roughly a hundred homesteads. It was a traditional Germanic system described as early as AD 98 by Tacitus. Similar systems were used in the traditional administrative regimes of China and Japan.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Hundred

    hun′dred, n. the number of ten times ten: a division of a county in England, orig. supposed to contain a hundred families.—adjs. Hun′dredfold, folded a hundred times, multiplied by a hundred; Hun′dredth, coming last or forming one of a hundred.—n. one of a hundred.—n. Hun′dredweight, a weight the twentieth part of a ton, or 112 lb. avoirdupois; orig. a hundred lb., abbreviated cwt. (c. standing for L. centum, wt. for weight).—Hundred days, the period between Napoleon's return from Elba and his final downfall after Waterloo (the reign lasted exactly 95 days, March 20-June 22, 1815); Hundred years' war, the struggle between England and France, from 1337 down to 1453; Chiltern Hundreds, a district of Bucks, whose stewardship is a nominal office under the Crown, the temporary acceptance of which by a member of parliament enables him technically to vacate his seat; Great, or Long, hundred, six score; Not a hundred miles off, an indirect phrase for 'here,' 'in this very place;' Old Hundred, or Hundredth, a well-known long-metre setting of the hundredth psalm, 'All people that on earth do dwell.' [A.S. hundred—old form hund, a hundred, with the superfluous addition of réd or rǽd (Eng. rate), a reckoning.]

Editors Contribution

  1. hundred

    The sum total of ten multiplied by ten.

    There were over a hundred people in the park standing watching the orator tell his story on the crate with his passion.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'hundred' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1137

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'hundred' in Written Corpus Frequency: #142

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'hundred' in Nouns Frequency: #138

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hundred in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hundred in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Cecil John Jacobs:

    If four hundred get released today, five hundred will arrive tomorrow.

  2. Woody Allen:

    You can live to be a hundred if you give up all the things that make you want to live to be a hundred.

  3. John Burroughs:

    Science has done more for the development of western civilization in one hundred years than Christianity did in eighteen hundred years.

  4. Samuel Butler:

    What makes all doctrines plain and clear- About two hundred pounds a year. And that which was prov'd true before Prove false again Two hundred more.

  5. Bernard Uechtritz:

    I can tell you it's not often you can dismiss out of hand an offer for several hundred million dollars -- you're not even getting on the dance floor with several hundred million dollars.

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