AskDefine | Define hundred

Dictionary Definition

hundred adj : being ten more than ninety [syn: a hundred, one hundred, 100, c] n : ten 10s [syn: 100, C, century, one C, centred]

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English

Pronunciation

  • , /"hVndr@d/
  • Hyphenation: hun·dred

Etymology

hundred

Cardinal number

hundred
  1. The cardinal number that is the second power of ten, occurring after ninety-nine, represented in Roman numerals as C and in Arabic numerals as 100. Ordinal: hundredth.
    • a hundred, one hundred
    • nineteen hundred, one thousand nine hundred
    • hundreds of places, hundreds of thousands of faces

Translations

cardinal number 100

Quotations

  • 2006 November 3, Susan Allport (guest), “Getting the skinny on fat”, Talk of the Nation: Science Friday, National Public Radio
    That has really soared over the past a [sic.] hundred years or so
  • 2008 January 21, John Eggerton (interviewee), “The FCC's New Rules for Media Ownership”, Justice Talking, National Public Radio
    it applies to only the top twenty markets in removing the ban, whereas in two thousand three the FCC was essentially proposing removing it let's say in the top a [sic.] hundred and seventy markets.

Noun

hundred (plural hundreds)
  1. A hundred-dollar bill.
  2. An administrative subdivision in southern English counties and other countries.
  3. a hundred runs scored by a batsman
    He made a hundred in the historic match.

Translations

hundred-dollar bill
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