What does hundred mean?

Definitions for hundred
ˈhʌn drɪdhun·dred

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word hundred.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. hundred, 100, C, century, one Cadjective

    ten 10s

  2. hundred, one hundred, 100, cadjective

    being ten more than ninety


  1. hundrednoun

    A hundred-dollar bill.

  2. hundrednoun

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

  3. hundrednoun

    A hundred runs scored by a batsman.

    He made a hundred in the historic match.

  4. hundrednumeral

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

  5. 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. Hundrednoun

    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. Hundrednoun

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

  3. Hundredadjective

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

  4. 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.]


  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

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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. Albert Einstein:

    A hundred times every day I remind myself that my inner and outer life are based on the labors of other men, living and dead, and that I must exert myself in order to give in the same measure as I have received and am still receiving. A man should look for what is, and not for what he thinks should be.

  2. Henry Hon:

    Many believers are silent concerning Christ, worried that they may not know enough or that they will say the wrong thing about Christ. However, the Lord can use any believer's speaking. What any believer can say for sure with one hundred percent accuracy is, 'I have found Him and 'come and see.

  3. Dave Barry:

    If you surveyed a hundred typical middle-aged Americans, I bet you'd find that only two of them could tell you their blood types, but every last one of them would know the theme song from The Beverly Hillbillies.

  4. David Deng Athorbei:

    Our gross oil revenues are expected to amount to three million one hundred and eighty six South Sudanese pounds.

  5. Ty Williams:

    How in the world can anyone pay that? I mean you go from a couple hundred dollars a month, there’s absolutely no way‚ it makes no sense.

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