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.
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Origin of thousand
Example sentences from the Web for thousand
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In this war, the targeting is often happening on computer monitors thousands of miles away, capturing images from drones.Pentagon Doesn’t Know How Many People It’s Killed in the ISIS War|Nancy A. Youssef|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
In Dresden, Germany, anti-Islam rallies each week draw thousands of demonstrators.
In recent months, thousands of people from all walks of life have flooded the streets of our cities.
Well, there are plenty of nerdy zingers hidden in those thousands of pages.
A culture which was complete one thousand years before Adam must have needed many thousands of years to develop.
When the man turned bad on his hands, Jahweh was angry, and cursed him and his seed for thousands of years.
Thousands of lives were lost, and property to an incalculable extent was destroyed.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
You have borrowed, as these accounts will show, thousands of pounds, and paid them back with promises and words.
Deputations to royalty had no effect in staying the change, and thousands were thrown on the parish.Showell's Dictionary of Birmingham|Thomas T. Harman and Walter Showell
British Dictionary definitions for thousand
- amounting to a thousanda thousand ships
- (as pronoun)a thousand is hardly enough
Other words from thousandRelated 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.