What does Century mean?

Definitions for Century
ˈsɛn tʃə riCen·tu·ry

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. centurynoun

    a period of 100 years

  2. hundred, 100, C, century, one Cnoun

    ten 10s

Wiktionary

  1. centurynoun

    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. centurynoun

    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. centurynoun

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

    Etymology: From centuria.

  4. centurynoun

    A hundred things; a hundred.

    Etymology: From centuria.

  5. centurynoun

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

    Etymology: From centuria.

  6. centurynoun

    A ride 100 miles in length.

    Etymology: From centuria.

  7. centurynoun

    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. Centurynoun

    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. Centurynoun

    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. Centurynoun

    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. Centurynoun

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

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

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

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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. Richard Gottlieb:

    I think you are going to see more(' girl' toys marketed to boys or as gender-neutral), but it is going to come later, remember, you still have 20th-century leadership marketing to 21st-century young adults. As these young adults move their way up through the ladder, you are going to see more and more gender neutrality.

  2. Emily Tuttle:

    I think that that's what sexual assault also looks like in the 21st century, with phones, like, no, physically, someone's not touching you and doing something, but they're taking your physical body and doing whatever they want to it, or with it.

  3. Naotaka Kimizuka:

    It is necessary to have someone who can determine with him what is appropriate for a 21st century monarch, but it is not clear to what extent Crown Prince Akishino or the Imperial Household Agency is seriously considering that.

  4. The House:

    Today is a solemn and sad day, for the third time in a little over a century half, The House has voted articles of impeachment against the President, for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. The House will act expeditiously.

  5. Liberty University:

    The Christian faith has lost The Christian faith greatest orator of the last century who gave hope to billions that, even [ though ] we are all sinners, there is hope eternal life thru faith in Jesus Christ.

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    • C. busy
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