: a subdivision of the Roman legion
: a group, sequence, or series of 100 like things
: a period of 100 years especially of the Christian era or of the preceding period of human history
: a race over a hundred units (as yards or miles)
Examples of CENTURY
- It took more than a century to complete the cathedral.
- Millions of people celebrated the beginning of the 21st century on January 1, 2000.
- The pottery dates back to the sixth century B.C.E.
- When the prince got married, it was called the wedding of the century.
Origin of CENTURY
irregular from centum
First Known Use: 1533
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