What does hundred mean?

Definitions for hundred
ˈhʌn drɪdhun·dred

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hundred, 100, C, century, one C(adj)

    ten 10s

  2. hundred, one hundred, 100, c(adj)

    being ten more than ninety


  1. hundred(Noun)

    A hundred-dollar bill.

  2. hundred(Noun)

    An administrative subdivision in southern English counties and in other countries.

  3. hundred(Noun)

    A hundred runs scored by a batsman.

    He made a hundred in the historic match.

  4. hundred(Numeral)

    A numerical value equal to 100 (10), occurring after ninety-nine.

  5. Origin: hundaradan. Cognate with Old Frisian hundred, Old Saxon hunderod, Middle Dutch hondert (Dutch honderd), Old High German hundert (German Hundert), Old Norse hundrað (Swedish hundra).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hundred(noun)

    the product of ten mulitplied by ten, or the number of ten times ten; a collection or sum, consisting of ten times ten units or objects; five score. Also, a symbol representing one hundred units, as 100 or C

  2. Hundred(noun)

    a division of a country in England, supposed to have originally contained a hundred families, or freemen

  3. Hundred(adj)

    ten times ten; five score; as, a hundred dollars

  4. Origin: [OE. hundred, AS. hundred a territorial division; hund hundred + a word akin to Goth. ga-rajan to count, L. ratio reckoning, account; akin to OS. hunderod, hund, D. hondred, G. hundert, OHG. also hunt, Icel. hundra, Dan. hundrede, Sw. hundra, hundrade, Goth. hund, Lith. szimtas, Russ. sto, W. cant, Ir. cead, L. centum, Gr. "ekato`s, Skr. ata. 309. Cf. Cent, Century, Hecatomb, Quintal, and Reason.]


  1. Hundred

    A hundred is a geographic division formerly used in England, Wales, South Australia and some parts of the United States, to divide a larger region into smaller administrative divisions; similar divisions were made in Denmark, Germany, Sweden, Finland, Estonia and Norway. Other terms for the hundred in English and other languages include wapentake, herred, herad, hérað, härad or hundare, Harde, kihlakunta and kihelkond. In Ireland the similar subdivision of counties was referred to as baronies. The term has fallen into general disuse, except for legal documentation. The name "hundred" is derived from the number one hundred; it may once have referred to an area liable to provide for a hundred men under arms, or containing roughly a hundred homesteads. It was a traditional Germanic system described as early as AD 98 by Tacitus. Similar systems were used in the traditional administrative regimes of China and Japan.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Hundred

    hun′dred, n. the number of ten times ten: a division of a county in England, orig. supposed to contain a hundred families.—adjs. Hun′dredfold, folded a hundred times, multiplied by a hundred; Hun′dredth, coming last or forming one of a hundred.—n. one of a hundred.—n. Hun′dredweight, a weight the twentieth part of a ton, or 112 lb. avoirdupois; orig. a hundred lb., abbreviated cwt. (c. standing for L. centum, wt. for weight).—Hundred days, the period between Napoleon's return from Elba and his final downfall after Waterloo (the reign lasted exactly 95 days, March 20-June 22, 1815); Hundred years' war, the struggle between England and France, from 1337 down to 1453; Chiltern Hundreds, a district of Bucks, whose stewardship is a nominal office under the Crown, the temporary acceptance of which by a member of parliament enables him technically to vacate his seat; Great, or Long, hundred, six score; Not a hundred miles off, an indirect phrase for 'here,' 'in this very place;' Old Hundred, or Hundredth, a well-known long-metre setting of the hundredth psalm, 'All people that on earth do dwell.' [A.S. hundred—old form hund, a hundred, with the superfluous addition of réd or rǽd (Eng. rate), a reckoning.]

Editors Contribution

  1. hundred

    The sum total of ten multiplied by ten.

    There were over a hundred people in the park standing watching the orator tell his story on the crate with his passion.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 14, 2017  

Etymology and Origins

  1. Hundred

    A Saxon subdivision of the English shires said to have been introduced by Alfred the Great. Each hundred comprised a colony of “ten times ten” families--that is to say, ten divisions of ten freeholders and their dependents in each. In all then there were one hundred champions to defend the common cause. In legal and ecclesiastical documents relative to lands such property is still said to be situate in a particular “hundred” as well as parish.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'hundred' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1137

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'hundred' in Written Corpus Frequency: #142

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'hundred' in Nouns Frequency: #138

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hundred in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hundred in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of hundred in a Sentence

  1. Brandon Cory Lecroy:

    Five hundred dollars and he's a ghost.

  2. Anne Lamott:

    A hundred years for now? All new people.

  3. Heather Hauswirth:

    A hundred bucks and you can have the hat.

  4. Beverly Wyse:

    We'll do the next hundred in half the time.

  5. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    One hundred sparrow does not make one eagle.

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