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.
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Idioms for hundred
Origin of hundred
Example sentences from the Web for hundred
The American military may have launched hundreds of airstrikes on Iraq and Syria.
If ISIS “came into a base and killed hundreds of troops, then people would ask a lot more questions.”
Some “hanging judges” have handed down hundreds of death sentences at a time.
And the cameras on the busier streets would show hundreds of people going past.
Over the next six months hundreds of same-sex couples married.The Real Story Behind the Fight for Marriage Equality|E.J. Graff|December 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We have made several hundreds prisoners, and have killed a multitude of the enemy.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I|Ian Hamilton
Hundreds of soldiers already lined the streets to keep the crowd back out of the way of the procession.Our Little Korean Cousin|H. Lee M. Pike
From some points, hundreds of acres of the Swedish and French may be seen, and they are rarely or never out of view.Glances at Europe|Horace Greeley
A suitable stone for such a purpose will be picked up and carried hundreds of miles.
Competing stores needlessly occupy the time of hundreds of thousands of employees in a mixture of idleness and industry.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice|Stephen Leacock
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
Other words from hundredRelated prefix: hecto-
Word Origin for hundred
Idioms and Phrases with hundred
see by the dozen (hundred).