a cardinal number, 10 times 100.
a symbol for this number, as 1000 or M.
thousands. the numbers between 1000 and 999,999, as in referring to an amount of money: Property damage was in the thousands.
a great number or amount.
Also thousand's place .
(in a mixed number) the position of the fourth digit to the left of the decimal point.
(in a whole number) the position of the fourth digit from the right.
amounting to 1000 in number.
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How to use thousand in a sentence
This third-party delivery ecosystem has caused death by a thousand cuts for restaurants for the past two decades.
There are all of these hundreds of thousands or millions of posts that might not get that many interactions but collectively make up a lot of misinformation.Why Fights Over The COVID-19 Vaccine Are Everywhere On Facebook | Kaleigh Rogers | January 22, 2021 | FiveThirtyEight
Then an unexpectedly large wave basically broke on me, and the wall of water felt as if a thousand tiny needles had been shot into my face.
Remember, though, that it will be supporting your upper half for thousands of hours, so it’s worth investing a little time and energy into choosing the right one.
Two-hundred forty-five thousand, when you’re still more than 9 million in the hole.The economy added 245,000 jobs in November, the slowest month of growth since recovery began | Eli Rosenberg | December 4, 2020 | Washington Post
Well over a thousand holes in, I average less than four strokes per hole.Lost For Thousands of Strokes: 'Desert Golfing' Is 'Angry Birds' as Modern Art | Alec Kubas-Meyer | January 2, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
It cost several thousand dollars and a high-powered former district attorney to get the charges dropped.
Neither could her three-week, multi-thousand dollar stay, which was supposed to be a recovery period.The Insurance Company Promised a Gender Reassignment. Then They Made a Mistake. | James Joiner | December 29, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
One person who dialed in has “a pretty big Twitter following,” Goff said, “several thousand.”
Two years into an Arctic expedition, they were forced to abandon ship a thousand miles north of Siberia.
It contains above eighty thousand houses, and about six hundred thousand inhabitants.Gulliver's Travels | Jonathan Swift
The garrison of the town and fortress was nearly three thousand strong.
There were two battalions, together about a thousand men; and they brought a field-piece with them.
And it was no light task, then, for six hundred men to keep the peace on a thousand miles of frontier.Raw Gold | Bertrand W. Sinclair
Ten thousand of the best troops in Mexico entered Texas and were shortly to be followed by ten thousand more.
British Dictionary definitions for thousand
the cardinal number that is the product of 10 and 100: See also number (def. 1)
a numeral, 1000, 10³, M, etc, representing this number
(often plural) a very large but unspecified number, amount, or quantity: they are thousands of miles away
(plural) the numbers 2000–9999: the price of the picture was in the thousands
the amount or quantity that is one hundred times greater than ten
something represented by, representing, or consisting of 1000 units
maths the position containing a digit representing that number followed by three zeros: in 4760, 4 is in the thousand's place
amounting to a thousand: a thousand ships
(as pronoun): a thousand is hardly enough
amounting to 1000 times a particular scientific unit
- Related prefix: kilo-
- Related adjective: millenary
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Other Idioms and Phrases with thousand
see bat a thousand; by the dozen (thousand); one in a million (thousand); picture is worth a thousand words.
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