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Meaning of HUNDRED

Pronunciation:  'hundrid

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  ten 10s
  2. [adj]  being ten more than ninety

HUNDRED is a 7 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: 100, 100, a hundred, c, C, cardinal, centred, century, one C, one hundred
 See Also: large integer



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Hun"dred\, n. [OE. hundred, AS. hundred a territorial
    division; hund hundred + a word akin to Goth. ga-ra?jan to
    count, L. ratio reckoning, account; akin to OS. hunderod,
    hund, D. hondred, G. hundert, OHG. also hunt, Icel. hundra?,
    Dan. hundrede, Sw. hundra, hundrade, Goth. hund, Lith.
    szimtas, Russ. sto, W. cant, Ir. cead, L. centum, Gr. ?, Skr.
    [,c]ata. [root]309. Cf. {Cent}, {Century}, {Hecatomb},
    {Quintal}, and {Reason}.]
    1. The product of ten mulitplied 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.
    Note: 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.
  2. \Hun"dred\, a.
    Ten times ten; five score; as, a hundred dollars.
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