What does Hundred mean?

Definitions for Hundred
ˈhʌn drɪdhun·dred

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hundred, 100, C, century, one Cadjective

    ten 10s

  2. hundred, one hundred, 100, cadjective

    being ten more than ninety


  1. hundrednoun

    A hundred-dollar bill.

  2. hundrednoun

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

  3. hundrednoun

    A hundred runs scored by a batsman.

    He made a hundred in the historic match.

  4. hundrednumeral

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

  5. Etymology: 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).

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Hundredadjective

    The number consisting of ten multiplied by ten.

    Etymology: hund, Hundred, Saxon; honderd, Dutch.

    A base, proud, three suited, hundred pound, filthy, worsted stocking knave. William Shakespeare, King Lear.

    A hundred altars in her temple smoke,
    A thousand bleeding hearts her pow’r invoke. John Dryden, Æn.

    Many thousands had seen the transactions of our Saviour, and many hundred thousands received an account of them from the mouths of those who were eye-witnesses. Addison.

  2. Hundrednoun

    Very few will take this proposition, that God is pleased with the doing of what he himself commands, for an innate moral principle: whosoever does so, will have reason to think hundreds of propositions innate. John Locke.

    Lands, taken from the enemy, were divided into centuries or hundreds, and distributed amongst the soldiers. Arbuthnot.

    Imposts upon merchants do seldom good to the king’s revenue; for that that he wins in the hundred, he loseth in the shire. Francis Bacon.

    For justice they had a bench under a tree, where Ket usually sat, and with him two of every hundred whence their companies had been raised: here complaints were exhibited. John Hayward.


  1. hundred

    100 or one hundred (Roman numeral: C) is the natural number following 99 and preceding 101. In medieval contexts, it may be described as the short hundred or five score in order to differentiate the English and Germanic use of "hundred" to describe the long hundred of six score or 120.


  1. hundred

    The number "hundred" is a numerical value that represents the quantity or amount of one hundred units or entities. It is often used to denote a specific count or measure that is equivalent to ten tens, or a century.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hundrednoun

    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. Hundrednoun

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

  3. Hundredadjective

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

  4. Etymology: [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.]


  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.]

Etymology and Origins

  1. Hundred

    A Saxon subdivision of the English shires said to have been introduced by Alfred the Great. Each hundred comprised a colony of “ten times ten” families--that is to say, ten divisions of ten freeholders and their dependents in each. In all then there were one hundred champions to defend the common cause. In legal and ecclesiastical documents relative to lands such property is still said to be situate in a particular “hundred” as well as parish.

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

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  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

Examples of Hundred in a Sentence

  1. Peter Jackson:

    The purpose of the film was to try and use modern technology, not modern film. We can easily go out and shoot reconstructions and all that, but we didn't do that, we used strictly a hundred-year-old footage, but we used computer firepower to restore it to the maximum degree that we could.

  2. Shaul Hurwitz:

    When I submitted the samples for radiocarbon dating I didnt know whether they would be hundreds or thousands of years old, it was an aha! moment when they all clustered within a hundred-year period in the 13th and 14th centuries.

  3. Lance Benjamino:

    When I traversed down the mountain I started to lose my footing as well and I slid about 75 to a hundred feet and then I climbed, realistically I crawled down the mountain to find the student who thankfully was conscious and alert. He was banged up pretty bad.

  4. Darren Beattie:

    In 2016 I attended the Mencken conference in question and delivered a stand-alone, academic talk titled' The Intelligentsia and the Right.' I said nothing objectionable and stand by my remarks completely, it was the honor of my life to serve in the Trump Administration. I love President Trump, who is a fearless American hero, and continue to support him one hundred percent. I have no further comment.

  5. Jacob A. Riis:

    Look at a stone cutter hammering away at his rock, perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet at the hundred-and-first blow it will split in two, and I know it was not the last blow that did it, but all that had gone before.

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