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# hundred

[ huhn-drid ]

## noun

, plural hun·dreds, (as after a numeral) hun·dred.
1. a cardinal number, ten times ten.
2. a symbol for this number, as 100 or C.
3. a set of this many persons or things:

a hundred of the men.

4. hundreds, a number between 100 and 999, as in referring to an amount of money:

Property loss was only in the hundreds of dollars.

5. Informal.
1. a hundred-dollar bill.
2. the sum of one hundred dollars.
6. (formerly) an administrative division of an English county.
7. a similar division in colonial Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Virginia, and in present-day Delaware.
8. Also called hundred's place. Mathematics.
1. (in a mixed number) the position of the third digit to the left of the decimal point.
2. (in a whole number) the position of the third digit from the right.

1. amounting to one hundred in number.

hundred

/ ˈhʌndrəd /

## noun

1. the cardinal number that is the product of ten and ten; five score See also number
2. a numeral, 100, C, etc, representing this number
3. often plural a large but unspecified number, amount, or quantity

there will be hundreds of people there

4. the hundreds
1. the numbers 100 to 109

the temperature was in the hundreds

2. the numbers 100 to 199

his score went into the hundreds

3. the numbers 100 to 999

the price was in the hundreds

5. plural the 100 years of a specified century

in the sixteen hundreds

6. something representing, represented by, or consisting of 100 units
7. maths the position containing a digit representing that number followed by two zeros

in 4376, 3 is in the hundred's place

8. an ancient division of a county in England, Ireland, and parts of the US
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## determiner

1. amounting to or approximately a hundred

a hundred reasons for that

2. ( as pronoun )

the hundred I chose

1. amounting to 100 times a particular scientific quantity

a hundred volts

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## Word History and Origins

Origin of hundred1

First recorded 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, Albanian qind, Greek hekatón, Avestan satəm, Sanskrit śatám, Old Church Slavonic sŭto, Lithuanian šímtas ) + -red “tale, count,” from Germanic rath, akin to Gothic rathjō “number, account” ( read 1 )
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## Word History and Origins

Origin of hundred1

Old English; related to Old Frisian hunderd, Old Norse hundrath, German hundert, Gothic hund, Latin centum, Greek hekaton
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## Idioms and Phrases

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

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## Example Sentences

A hundred ultra-wealthy liberal and conservative donors have taken over the political system.

A running joke inside the tribe is that the group is like that club with a hundred people waiting outside to get in.

And of course, Rod, being Rod, goes for it a hundred percent; his mouth drops open and he says, ‘What?’

He carried around a hundred pounds too many most of his life, a great buffer of flesh between himself and the world.

His photography has won more than a hundred awards, including the prestigious Alfred Eisenstaedt Award for Magazine Photography.

The country is well inhabited, for it contains fifty-one cities, near a hundred walled towns, and a great number of villages.

It contains above eighty thousand houses, and about six hundred thousand inhabitants.

So much were they surprised at our undauntedness, that they retired about a hundred roods from us.

And I finished all with a brief historical account of affairs and events in England for about a hundred years past.

The enemy were pursued and annoyed by a few hundred of the citizens under Wooster and Arnold; the former was killed.