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Meaning of hundred by Wiktionary Dictionary

hundred


    Alternative forms

    • Arabic numerals: 100 ( see for numerical forms in other scripts )
    • Roman numerals: C
    • ISO prefix: hecto-
    • Exponential notation: 102

    Etymology

    From Old English hundred, from Proto-Germanic *hundaradan .

    Pronunciation

    • ( 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

    数詞

    hundred ( plural: hundreds )

    1. ( 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

    Usage notes

    Unlike cardinal numerals up to ninety-nine, the word hundred is a noun like dozen and needs a determiner to function as a numeral .

    Hundred can be used also in plurals. It doesn't take -s when preceded by a determiner .

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    Noun

    hundred ( plural: hundreds )

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

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    Etymology

    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” ) ) .

    Pronunciation

    • IPA: /ˈhundred/

    数詞

    hundred

    1. ( cardinal ) hundred


Explanation of hundred by Wordnet Dictionary

hundred


    Adjective
    1. being ten more than ninety

    Noun
    1. ten 10s



    Definition of hundred by GCIDE Dictionary

    hundred


    1. 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.

    2. 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.

    3. Hundred, a. Ten times ten; five score; as, “a hundred dollars”.