centenarian

[ sen-tn-air-ee-uh n ]
/ ˌsɛn tnˈɛər i ən /
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adjective

pertaining to or having lived 100 years.

noun

a person who has reached the age of 100.

Nearby words

  1. centaurea,
  2. centaurs,
  3. centaurus,
  4. centaury,
  5. centavo,
  6. centenary,
  7. centenionalis,
  8. centennial,
  9. centennial state,
  10. center

Origin of centenarian

1840–50; < Latin centenāri(us) (see centenary) + -an

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British Dictionary definitions for centenarian

centenarian

/ (ˌsɛntɪˈnɛərɪən) /

noun

a person who is at least 100 years old

adjective

being at least 100 years old
of or relating to a centenarian
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Word Origin and History for centenarian

centenarian

n.

1805, "person 100 years old," from centenary + -ian. As an adjective, "pertaining to a person 100 years old," recorded from 1806.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper