thousand

[ thou-zuh nd ]
/ ˈθaʊ zənd /

noun, plural thou·sands, (as after a numeral) thou·sand.

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.
  1. (in a mixed number) the position of the fourth digit to the left of the decimal point.
  2. (in a whole number) the position of the fourth digit from the right.

adjective

amounting to 1000 in number.

Origin of thousand

before 900; Middle English; Old English thūsend; cognate with Dutch duizend, Old High German dūsunt, Old Norse thūsund, Gothic thūsindi
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thousand

/ (ˈθaʊzənd) /

noun

determiner

  1. amounting to a thousanda thousand ships
  2. (as pronoun)a thousand is hardly enough
amounting to 1000 times a particular scientific unit

Related forms

Related prefix: kilo-Related adjective: millenary

Word Origin for thousand

Old English thūsend; related to Old Saxon thūsind, Old High German thūsunt, Old Norse thūsund
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Idioms and Phrases with thousands

thousand


see bat a thousand; by the dozen (thousand); one in a million (thousand); picture is worth a thousand words.

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