[huhn-dridth, -dritth]


next after the ninety-ninth; being the ordinal number for 100.
being one of 100 equal parts.


a hundredth part, especially of one (1/100).
the hundredth member of a series.
Also called hundredth's place. (in decimal notation) the position of the second digit to the right of the decimal point.

Origin of hundredth

1250–1300; Middle English. See hundred, -th2 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for hundredth

centenary, centennial, century, centuplicate

Examples from the Web for hundredth

Contemporary Examples of hundredth

Historical Examples of hundredth

  • For the hundredth time I repeat I cannot give you this order!

    A Nest of Spies

    Pierre Souvestre

  • A hero who worked to win even when there was only “a hundredth chance.”

  • "I cannot make it out," said Margaret for the hundredth time.

    Howards End

    E. M. Forster

  • Not a tenth, not a hundredth part of them has been preserved.

  • A hero who worked to win even when there was only "a hundredth chance."

British Dictionary definitions for hundredth



(usually prenominal)
  1. being the ordinal number of 100 in numbering or counting order, position, time, etc
  2. (as noun)the hundredth in line


  1. one of 100 approximately equal parts of something
  2. (as modifier)a hundredth part
one of 100 equal divisions of a particular scientific quantitycentimetre Related prefix: centi-
the fraction equal to one divided by 100 (1/100)
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Word Origin and History for hundredth

early 14c., from hundred + -th (1). Old English used hundrað.

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