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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  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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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. Michael Palladino:

    The The Manhattan DA DA's office needs to enter the 21st century. This is the age of technology. People keep loads of personal info on their phones that they prefer remains confidential, a woman should not have to surrender confidential intimate information that's immaterial to the case to defend herself against a sexual predator.

  2. Susan Hough:

    Several lines of evidence further suggest that most of the significant earthquakes in Oklahoma during the 20th century may also have been induced by oil production activities, deep injection of waste water, now recognized to potentially induce earthquakes, in fact began in the state in the 1930s.

  3. Zhao Lijian:

    China is firmly opposed to this, ‘Forced labor’ is the biggest lie of the century, made by persons and agencies in some Western countries including the United States, with an aim to restrict and suppress the relevant Chinese authorities and companies, and contain China's development.

  4. Mark Twain:

    Love seems the swiftest, but it is the slowest of growths. No man or woman really knows what perfect love is until they have been married a quarter of a century.

  5. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    ᗅᗺᗷᗅ has always been my favorite Pop Group, which brings back the wonderful memories from my college days in India. ᗅᗺᗷᗅ was surely a great phenomenon of 20th Century. ᗅᗺᗷᗅ was a Swedish pop group formed in Stockholm in 1972, with four founders: Agnetha Fältskog, Bj

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