What does century mean?

Definitions for century
ˈsɛn tʃə ricen·tu·ry

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word century.

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.

  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.

  3. century(Noun)

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

  4. century(Noun)

    A hundred things; a hundred.

  5. century(Noun)

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

  6. century(Noun)

    A ride 100 miles in length.

  7. century(Noun)

    A banknote in the denomination of one hundred dollars.

  8. Origin: From centuria.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Century(noun)

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

  2. Century(noun)

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

  3. Century(noun)

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

  4. Century(noun)

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

  5. Origin: [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.]

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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. Graham Greene:

    Reality in our century is not something to be faced.

  2. Ana Debenedetti:

    Botticelli in a way set the 20th-century ideal of beauty.

  3. Christopher Darden:

    Is this the parole hearing of the century ? I guess it is.

  4. Henry Ward Beecher:

    The philosophy of one century is the common sense of the next.

  5. William Lyon Phelps:

    The fear of life is the favorite disease of the twentieth century.

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