- ( UK, US ) enPR: hŭnʹdrəd, IPA: /ˈhʌn.dɹəd/, /ˈhʌn.dɹɪd/, X-SAMPA: /"hVn.dr@d/, /"hVn.drId/
- ( mostly nonstandard ) IPA: /ˈhʌn.dɚd/, /ˈhʌn.dʒɚd/
- Hyphenation: hun‧dred
- ( cardinal ) A numerical value equal to 100 ( 102 ), occurring after ninety-nine .
- hundreds of places, hundreds of thousands of faces
- a hundred, one hundred
- nineteen hundred, one thousand nine hundred
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- a hundred men / one hundred men / the hundred men
- cf. a dozen men / one dozen men / the dozen men
- cf. ten men / the ten men
- IPA: /ˈhundred/
From Old English hundred, from Proto-Germanic *hundaradan .
Proto-Germanic *hundaradan ( “telling of 100” ). Cognate with Old Frisian hundred, Old Saxon hunderod, Middle Dutch hondert ( Dutch honderd ), Old High German hundert ( German Hundert ), Old Norse hundrað ( “120; 100” ) ( Swedish hundra ( “100” ) ) .
Explanation of hundred by Wordnet Dictionary
- Barony n.; pl. Baronies [OF. baronie, F. baronnie, LL. baronia. See Baron.]
1. The fee or domain of a baron; the lordship, dignity, or rank of a baron.
2. In Ireland, a territorial division, corresponding nearly to the English hundred, and supposed to have been originally the district of a native chief. There are 252 of these baronies. In Scotland, an extensive freehold. It may be held by a commoner. Brande & C.
- Hundred ( hŭndrĕd ), n. [OE. hundred, AS. hundred a territorial division; hund hundred + a word akin to Goth. ga-raþjan to count, L. ratio reckoning, account; akin to OS. hunderod, hund, D. hondred, G. hundert, OHG. also hunt, Icel. hundrað, Dan. hundrede, Sw. hundra, hundrade, Goth. hund, Lith. szimtas, Russ. sto, W. cant, Ir. cead, L. centum, Gr. ἑκατός, Skr. çata. √309. Cf. Cent, Century, Hecatomb, Quintal, and Reason.]
1. The product of ten multiplied by ten, or the number of ten times ten; a collection or sum, consisting of ten times ten units or objects; five score. Also, a symbol representing one hundred units, as 100 or C.
With many hundreds treading on his heels. Shak.
☞ The word hundred, as well as thousand, million, etc., often takes a plural form. We may say hundreds, or many hundreds, meaning individual objects or units, but with an ordinal numeral adjective in constructions like five hundreds, or eight hundreds, it is usually intended to consider each hundred as a separate aggregate; as, ten hundreds are one thousand.
2. A division of a country in England, supposed to have originally contained a hundred families, or freemen.
Hundred court, a court held for all the inhabitants of a hundred. [Eng.] Blackstone.
- Hundred, a. Ten times ten; five score; as, “a hundred dollars”.
Definition of hundred by GCIDE Dictionary