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hundred

[ huhn-drid ]
/ ˈhʌn drɪd /
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noun, plural hun·dreds, (as after a numeral) hun·dred.

adjective

amounting to one hundred in number.

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RELATED WORDS

hundredth, centenary, centennial, century, centuplicate

Nearby words

hunchback, hunchback of notre dame, the, hunchbacked, hunched, hund., hundred, hundred and eighty degree turn, hundred days, hundred flowers, hundred years war, hundred years' war

Idioms

    keep it one hundred, Slang. to remain completely genuine or authentic; be totally honest or truthful. Also keep it 100.

Origin of hundred

before 950; Middle English, Old English (cognate with Old Frisian hundred, Old Saxon hundred, Old Norse hundrath, Dutch honderd, German hundert), equivalent to hund “a hundred” (cognate with Gothic hund; akin to Latin centum, Greek hekatón, Avestan satəm, Sanskrit śatám, Old Church Slavonicsŭto, Lithuanian šímtas) + -red “tale, count,” from Germanic rath, akin to Gothic rathjō “number, account” (see read1)
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British Dictionary definitions for hundred

hundred

/ (ˈhʌndrəd) /

noun plural -dreds or -dred

determiner

  1. amounting to or approximately a hundreda hundred reasons for that
  2. (as pronoun)the hundred I chose
amounting to 100 times a particular scientific quantitya hundred volts
Related formsRelated prefix: hecto-

Word Origin for hundred

Old English; related to Old Frisian hunderd, Old Norse hundrath, German hundert, Gothic hund, Latin centum, Greek hekaton
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Word Origin and History for hundred

hundred


n.
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Idioms and Phrases with hundred

hundred


see by the dozen (hundred).

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