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

Wiktionary

  1. hundred(Noun)

    A hundred-dollar bill.

    Etymology: 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).

  2. hundred(Noun)

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

    Etymology: 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).

  3. hundred(Noun)

    A hundred runs scored by a batsman.

    He made a hundred in the historic match.

    Etymology: 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).

  4. hundred(Numeral)

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

    Etymology: 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

    Etymology: [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.]

  2. Hundred(noun)

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  3. Hundred(adj)

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

    Etymology: [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.]

Freebase

  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.]

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

How to pronounce hundred?

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Numerology

  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. Ian Fenty:

    It's very rare anywhere on the planet to see 700 meters of no temperature variation, normally we find colder waters in the upper hundred meters or so, but right in front of the glacier it's warm all the way up, these warm waters now are able to be in direct contact with the ice over its entire face, supercharging the melting.

  2. Marianne Williamson:

    The first enslaved persons are brought over in 1619, slavery not abolished until 1865. That's 250 years, followed by another hundred years of institutionalized violence against black people, that's 350 years of institutionalized violence.

  3. Anuj Somany:

    Keeping sycophants is like harboring serpents under own pants; A fool being an arrogant feels confident that nurturing them will never turn into an unpleasant incident in his life, but hundred percent one day they inject a poisonous bite or dent to make him faint only and then he has to regret and repent.

  4. Jon Hamm:

    Jeremy Renner, who broke both of his arms at the same time. Day 3 of production. We had… 40 more days to go? keep in mind, this is a man who has done a hundred ‘Avengers’ movies and been fine. And he does a movie about playing tag… both arms. Like firewood, just snapped like a matchstick.

  5. Saadi Shirazi:

    Heed not the flatterer?s fulsome talk, He from thee hopes some trifle to obtain; Thou wilt, shouldst thou his wishes baulk, Ten hundred times as much of censure gain.

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