What does thousand mean?

Definitions for thousand
ˈθaʊ zəndthou·sand

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. thousand, one thousand, 1000, M, K, chiliad, G, grand, thou, yardadjective

    the cardinal number that is the product of 10 and 100

  2. thousand, one thousand, 1000, m, kadjective

    denoting a quantity consisting of 1,000 items or units

Wiktionary

  1. thousandnumeral

    A numerical value equal to 1,000 = 10 100 = 10

  2. Etymology: From þusend.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Thousandadj. or n.s.

    Etymology: þusend , Saxon; duysend, Dutch.

    About three thousand years ago, navigation of the world for remote voyages was greater than at this day. Francis Bacon.

    So fair, and thousand, thousand times more fair
    She seem’d, when she presented was to fight. Fa. Qu.

    For harbour at a thousand doors they knock’d,
    Not one of all the thousand but was lock’d. Dryden.

    Search the herald’s roll,
    Where thou shalt find thy famous pedigree,
    Drawn from the root of some old Tuscan tree,
    And thou, a thousand off, a fool of long degree. Dryden.

    Though he regulates himself by justice, he finds a thousand occasions for generosity and compassion. Joseph Addison, Spect.

    How many thousands pronounce boldly on the affairs of the publick, whom God nor men never qualified for such judgment. Isaac Watts.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Thousandnoun

    the number of ten hundred; a collection or sum consisting of ten times one hundred units or objects

  2. Thousandnoun

    hence, indefinitely, a great number

  3. Thousandnoun

    a symbol representing one thousand units; as, 1,000, M or CI/

  4. Thousandadjective

    consisting of ten hundred; being ten times one hundred

  5. Thousandadjective

    hence, consisting of a great number indefinitely

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Thousand

    thow′zand, adj. denoting ten hundred: proverbially, denoting any great number.—n. the number ten hundred: any large number.—adj. Thou′sandfold, folded a thousand times: multiplied by a thousand.—n. Thou′sand-legs, any one of the Myriapoda.—adj. Thou′sandth, the last of a thousand or of any great number.—n. one of a thousand or of any great number.—One in [of] a thousand, anything exceedingly rare, implying a high degree of rarity or excellence. [A.S. thúsend; Ger. tausend, Goth. thúsundi.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'thousand' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1978

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'thousand' in Written Corpus Frequency: #224

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'thousand' in Nouns Frequency: #250

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  1. handouts

  2. hands out

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of thousand in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of thousand in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of thousand in a Sentence

  1. Yvonne Yen:

    We trying to move, because the property tax is costing me a thousand dollars a month, but we have no place to move.

  2. Betty Naomi Friedan:

    If divorce has increased by one thousand percent, don't blame the women's movement. Blame the obsolete sex roles on which our marriages were based.

  3. Walt Whitman:

    And whether I come to my own today or in ten thousand or ten million years, I can cheefully take it now, or with equal cheerfulness I can wait... And as to you, Life, I reckon you are the leavings of many deaths, (No doubt I have died myself ten thousand times before.)

  4. Heather Smith:

    I think (the bill) is dangerously harmful to students because we know there is a higher risk of suicide (among transgender people) in general, but among transgender students, there's an even higher risk. Eighty-three thousand signatures shows just how many reasons (the governor) has to veto this.

  5. Vincent Asaro:

    I gave the kid a thousand-dollar tip that night, we used to play that at John's club, $1,000 a hand.

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