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

    Etymology: From þusend.

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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  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. Joe Biden:

    Two hundred twenty thousand Americans dead.

  2. Stephen Vincent Benet:

    Life is not lost by dying life is lost minute by minute, day by dragging day, in all the thousand small uncaring ways.

  3. Buckminster Fuller:

    We must do away with the absolutely specious notion that everybody has to earn a living. It is a fact today that one in ten thousand of us can make a technological breakthrough capable of supporting all the rest. The youth of today are absolutely right in recognizing this nonsense of earning a living. We keep inventing jobs because of this false idea that everybody has to be employed at some kind of drudgery because, according to Malthusian-Darwinian theory, he must  justify his right to exist. So we have inspectors of inspectors & people making instruments for inspectors to inspect inspectors. The true business of people should be to go back to school & think about whatever it was they were thinking about before somebody came along & told them they had to earn a living.”

  4. Bryant McGill:

    The joy and smile of even one child is worth more than the prancing intellects of a thousand men.

  5. Becky Lansing:

    In the first year, we logged about 5,000 people, it continued to double in size, from five to 10 [ thousand ], 15, 30, 40, 50.

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