What does Century mean?

Definitions for Century
ˈsɛn tʃə riCen·tu·ry

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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.

    Etymology: From centuria.

  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.

    Etymology: From centuria.

  3. century(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From centuria.

  4. century(Noun)

    A hundred things; a hundred.

    Etymology: From centuria.

  5. century(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From centuria.

  6. century(Noun)

    A ride 100 miles in length.

    Etymology: From centuria.

  7. century(Noun)

    A banknote in the denomination of one hundred dollars.

    Etymology: From centuria.

Wikipedia

  1. Century

    A century is a period of 100 years. Centuries are numbered ordinally in English and many other languages. The word century comes from the Latin centum, meaning one hundred. Century is sometimes abbreviated as c.A centenary is a hundredth anniversary, or a celebration of this, typically the remembrance of an event which took place a hundred years earlier.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Century(noun)

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

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

  2. Century(noun)

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

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

  3. Century(noun)

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

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

  4. Century(noun)

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

    Etymology: [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.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. century

    In an ancient military sense, meant a hundred soldiers, who were employed in working the battering-ram.

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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

How to pronounce Century?

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How to say Century in sign language?

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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

Examples of Century in a Sentence

  1. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    11. Inspiration - this is absolutely amazing and very beautiful madness. 12. Creativity is like a butterfly flying, light wings of inspiration will help fly away beyond the limits of human understanding. 13. Brilliant inspiration comes by itself, namely, a heart-revelation that gives people insight. This is a very special state of mind. The special state of the creative person. 14. A creative person should make discoveries, not mixes and remixes. 15. Do not imitate, do not admire, but simply excel. 16. Shake reality with your creativity. 17. With each century, the imagination of creative people is becoming uglier and uglier, dumber and dumber. 18. Do not imitate, just dominate. 19. How amusing is this evolution of plagiarism. 20. Creative people try for us, only at the beginning of their careers. In the 20th century, there was more theater in the art of cinema. In the 21st there is more advertising, in the same century, music becomes poorer, the richness of sounds gradually decreases, and the number of lazy patterns increases, and painting becomes meaningless and not aesthetic. But everyone is trying to convince you of the opposite, they say they are authorities, and your opinion does not mean anything. 21. Creativity is an alternative universe. 22. Do not break the balance between idea and quality. Since quality is a beautiful density, the pleasure of misunderstanding, because the idea is drowning in quality, and people can not understand your creative work. Whereas a noble idea is a truth that makes everything transparent, and passes through us and gives us genuine pleasure and inspiration from the catharsis of insight. 23. Pride and vanity confuse science and art. 24. 1. Scientific research is at an impasse, because one scientific researcher, by virtue of his pride, will never agree with the opinion of his colleague from the same field of science. Even the most intellectually developed person does not see the whole truth, he only assumes that is (theories and hypotheses), assumption and endless variations of interpretation speak of ignorance. Many researchers have stopped discovering anything really important, they only rephrase the scientific work of each other. The thirst to see and know what really is, and not what you want to see, this is science. 2. What is a library is a collection of opinions, reading any book, throughout the book you are told about the same idea, consisting of only one sentence or phrase. No matter how much you read, it is important how much you understand. 25. 1. Psychology is hacking designed to learn how to manage people. 2. Psychology is a giant drill. 26. Never trust science. Believe the facts, what the teleportator and the time machine show. 27. Fate controls a person using a game joystick. 28. Human thinking is a hierarchy of feelings and emotions, from the darkest and lowest to the lightest and highest. 29. The evil comedy of life is that every new person is a new crack in your psyche. 30. The reading person is a brain eater. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

  2. Alexis McGill Johnson:

    For nearly half a century, Title X has ensured that those struggling to make ends meet or who dont have health insurance can access services like birth control, cancer screenings, and STD testing and treatment in their communities.

  3. Annabel Kim:

    I am interested in feminist writing and theory, the novel…and the ethical and political implications of writing and reading fiction, while I specialize in 20th- and 21st-century French literature, I have a soft spot for literature from the 18th and 19th centuries, despite the myriad ways it has of killing off its women.

  4. President Barack Obama:

    Five years ago, after nearly a century of talk, decades of trying, a year of bipartisan debate, we finally declared that in America, health care is not a privilege for a few but a right for all, the Affordable Care Act is here to stay.

  5. RAMANA PEMMARAJU:

    We're going to witness a never before phenomenon in the coming century with more souls manifesting in human form who will shun mediocrity and mind's dominance and will live life to the fullest to the hearts content, transforming our planet into a paradise!” Get ready.

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    (law) the act of substituting of one creditor for another
    • A. slur
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