Origin of cent
Examples from the Web for cents
As a matter of dollars and cents, America in the short term may be able to afford disability and food stamps.Bush, Christie, Romney: Who’ll Be the GOP Class Warrior?|Lloyd Green|December 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It was then shipped to Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic, and sold for 50 cents on the dollar.The Flying Sorcery of Dr. Strange: Benedict Cumberbatch Is Marvel's Most Bizarre Magician|Rich Goldstein|December 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Maybe the Central Park Five deserved 10 times as much money as they got, or 10 cents on the dollar.
Satyarthi explains that these 60 million kids work for 200 days in a year, earning about 25 cents a day.Kailash Satyarthi, Malala's Nobel Peace Prize Co-Winner, Is Fighting India's Child Slavery Epidemic|Dilip D’Souza|October 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It costs a $1.80 for the initial connection, and then 31 cents every minute thereafter.‘Progressive Jail’ Is a 21st-Century Hell, Inmates Complain|Sarah Shourd|September 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It cost 35 days' labor to complete the job, being 50 cents per rod for the labor alone.Farm drainage|Henry Flagg French
On this branch the actual earnings on passengers per passenger car are 55 cents per car mile.The Mail Pay on the Burlington Railroad|Anonymous
Wherever dollars and cents are given Mexican currency is meant.Unknown Mexico, Volume 1 (of 2)|Carl Lumholtz
Workmen are usually paid from 20 cents to 30 cents per hour.The Copeland Method|Vanness Copeland
The price we paid was 25 cents a quart, in Confederate money.From Bull Run to Appomattox|Luther W. Hopkins
British Dictionary definitions for cents
Word Origin for cent
Word Origin and History for cents
late 14c., from Latin centum "hundred" (see hundred). Middle English meaning was "one hundred," but it shifted 17c. to "hundredth part" under influence of percent. Chosen in this sense in 1786 as a name for a U.S. currency unit by Continental Congress. The word first was suggested by Robert Morris in 1782 under a different currency plan. Before the cent, Revolutionary and colonial dollars were reckoned in ninetieths, based on the exchange rate of Pennsylvania money and Spanish coin.
Idioms and Phrases with cents
see for two cents; not worth a dime (red cent); put in one's two cents.