noun, plural hun·dreds, (as after a numeral) hun·dred.
- a hundred-dollar bill.
- the sum of one hundred dollars.
- (in a mixed number) the position of the third digit to the left of the decimal point.
- (in a whole number) the position of the third digit from the right.
Origin of hundred
Examples from the Web for hundred
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.‘We Out Here’: Inside the New Black Travel Movement|Charlise Ferguson|January 4, 2015|DAILY BEAST
And of course, Rod, being Rod, goes for it a hundred percent; his mouth drops open and he says, ‘What?’The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile|Robert Ward|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
He carried around a hundred pounds too many most of his life, a great buffer of flesh between himself and the world.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
His photography has won more than a hundred awards, including the prestigious Alfred Eisenstaedt Award for Magazine Photography.
It sounded like a hundred painters were fightin' to the death.Scouting with Daniel Boone|Everett T. Tomlinson
Toward the end of the hundred hours Jackson, the prison doctor, examined my physical condition several times.The Jacket (The Star-Rover)|Jack London
But who could help it, when there were an hundred judges on the bench?The Jest Book|Mark Lemon
Better kill a hundred friends, he thought, than be captured by a single pirate.The Monster Men|Edgar Rice Burroughs
Great valleys opened out, dotted with mimosa patches and baobab, and half a hundred varieties of shrubbery.Haviland's Chum|Bertram Mitford
British Dictionary definitions for hundred
noun plural -dreds or -dred
- the numbers 100 to 109the temperature was in the hundreds
- the numbers 100 to 199his score went into the hundreds
- the numbers 100 to 999the price was in the hundreds
- amounting to or approximately a hundreda hundred reasons for that
- (as pronoun)the hundred I chose
Related formsRelated prefix: hecto-
Word Origin for hundred
Idioms and Phrases with hundred
see by the dozen (hundred).