hundred

[ huhn-drid ]
/ ˈhʌn drɪd /

noun, plural hun·dreds, (as after a numeral) hun·dred.

adjective

amounting to one hundred in number.

Idioms for hundred

    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 hundreds

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

Other words from hundred

Related 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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Idioms and Phrases with hundreds

hundred

see by the dozen (hundred).

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