noun, plural thou·sands, (as after a numeral) thou·sand.
- (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.
Origin of thousand
Examples from the Web for thousand
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|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.
The technician on the other end is probably in a laboratory a thousand miles away.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In the afternoon, about a thousand people marched in protest through the largest Prague square, with police nowhere in sight.
The mother's mood may be read at a glance: she is showing in one of a thousand tender ways her motherly affection for her child.The Madonna in Art|Estelle M. Hurll
My wife refuses to write to you for another thousand, and she must take the consequences.The Shepherd of Salisbury Plain and Other Tales|Hannah More
I turned it a thousand ways, and examined it in every point of view.Caleb Williams|William Godwin
This is precisely the predicament in which many thousand people are today.
Each of these is the Mecca of a thousand desires, and faces beam with pleasure when they reappear.The Vitalized School|Francis B. Pearson
British Dictionary definitions for thousand
- amounting to a thousanda thousand ships
- (as pronoun)a thousand is hardly enough
Related formsRelated prefix: kilo-Related adjective: millenary
Word Origin for thousand
Idioms and Phrases with thousand
see bat a thousand; by the dozen (thousand); one in a million (thousand); picture is worth a thousand words.