What does century mean?

Definitions for century
ˈsɛn tʃə ricen·tu·ry

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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.

    Etymology: From centuria.

  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.

    Etymology: From centuria.

  3. century(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From centuria.

  4. century(Noun)

    A hundred things; a hundred.

    Etymology: From centuria.

  5. century(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From centuria.

  6. century(Noun)

    A ride 100 miles in length.

    Etymology: From centuria.

  7. century(Noun)

    A banknote in the denomination of one hundred dollars.

    Etymology: From centuria.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Century(noun)

    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. Century(noun)

    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. Century(noun)

    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. Century(noun)

    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. Gilles Peress:

    The beginning of the century was extremely chaotic and very, very intense and almost everybody was left disoriented in terms of what to think, what to do, what to feel.

  2. Lennox Lewis:

    Only heavyweight fights are the 'Fights of the Century', but I'm going to be watching it. I'm trying to get some tickets.

  3. George William Curtis:

    In our time the hot abjuration to keep politics out of the pulpit is merely the way the 19th Century offers the thirty pieces of silver.

  4. Benjamin Cook:

    The 20th century gave us an overly optimistic view of how much water is potentially available.

  5. Fiji Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama:

    They are the symbols of the colonizer, Britain, a country with whom we are friends and will continue to be so, but they are not symbols that are relevant to any Fijian in the 21st century. And they should go.

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