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. 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. Ellora Derenoncourt:

    Over the last half century, I would say that for many indicators, things have stagnated, the wealth gap, the income gap, the earnings gap.

  2. Jaime Harrison and Matt Moore:

    I think criminal justice reform and sentencing reform are the defining civil rights struggle of the 21st century. It's not a Republican or Democrat issue. It's a policy issue, it's an American issue. That's the kind of issues where Jaime and I are willing to tackle together.

  3. Daniel Weiss:

    The Sackler family has been connected with The Met for more than a half century. The family is a large extended group, and their support of The Met began decades before the opioid crisis, the Met is currently engaging in a further review of our detailed gift acceptance policies, and we will have more to report in due course.

  4. Noam Chomsky:

    Predatory capitalism created a complex industrial system and an advanced technology; it permitted a considerable extension of democratic practice and fostered certain liberal values, but within limits that are now being pressed and must be overcome. It is not a fit system for the mid-twentieth century.

  5. Franklin D. Roosevelt:

    Perfectionism, no less than isolationism or imperialism or power politics, may obstruct the paths to international peace. Let us not forget that the retreat to isolationism a quarter of a century ago was started not by a direct attack against international cooperation but against the alleged imperfections of the peace.

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