a period of 100 years
hundred, 100, C, century, one C(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.
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.
A political division of ancient Rome, meeting in the Centuriate Assembly.
A hundred things; a hundred.
A hundred runs scored either by a single player in one innings, or by two players in a partnership.
A ride 100 miles in length.
A banknote in the denomination of one hundred dollars.
Origin: From centuria.
a hundred; as, a century of sonnets; an aggregate of a hundred things
a period of a hundred years; as, this event took place over two centuries ago
a division of the Roman people formed according to their property, for the purpose of voting for civil officers
one of sixty companies into which a legion of the army was divided. It was Commanded by a centurion
Origin: [L. centuria (in senses 1 & 3), fr. centum a hundred: cf. F. centurie. See Cent.]
A century is one hundred consecutive years. Centuries are numbered ordinally in English and many other languages.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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. centuria—centum.]
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'century' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #439
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'century' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1580
Rank popularity for the word 'century' in Nouns Frequency: #136
The numerical value of century in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of century in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Reality in our century is not something to be faced.
Botticelli in a way set the 20th-century ideal of beauty.
Is this the parole hearing of the century ? I guess it is.
The philosophy of one century is the common sense of the next.
The fear of life is the favorite disease of the twentieth century.
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Translations for century
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- век, стагоддзеBelarusian
- век, центурия, столетиеBulgarian
- centúria, segleCatalan, Valencian
- århundrede, århundredDanish
- Zenturie, JahrhundertGerman
- εκατονταρχία, εκατονταετία, αιώναςGreek
- centjaro, jarcentoEsperanto
- centuria, sigloSpanish
- mende, gizaldiBasque
- centurie, siècleFrench
- ieuWestern Frisian
- século, centuriaGalician
- מֵאָה, קנטוריהHebrew
- शताब्दी, सदीHindi
- század, évszázadHungarian
- centuria, secoloItalian
- سهده, چهرخ, قهرنKurdish
- iewLimburgish, Limburgan, Limburger
- centurija, šimtinė, amžius, šimtmetisLithuanian
- центурија, столетие, векMacedonian
- ശതാബ്ദം, നൂറ്റാണ്ട്Malayalam
- ابد, abad, قرون, kurunMalay
- ċentinarju, sekluMaltese
- eeuw, centurieDutch
- centuria, wiek, stuleciePolish
- centúria, séculoPortuguese
- centurie, secol, veacRomanian
- век, центурия, столетиеRussian
- вијек, столеће, stoleće, vek, стотина, vijek, stotina, векSerbo-Croatian
- stotina, storočieSlovak
- stoletje, stotnijaSlovene
- shekull, centurieAlbanian
- århundrade, sekelSwedish
- asyr, senturiýaTurkmen
- asır, yüzyılTurkish
- yözellıq, ğasır, гасырTatar
- thế kỷVietnamese
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