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hundred

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noun hun·dred \ˈhən-drəd, -dərd\

Simple Definition of hundred

  • : the number 100

  • hundreds : an amount that is more than 200

  • —used to refer to a specified century

Full Definition of hundred

plural hundreds or hundred

  1. 1 — see number table

  2. 2 hundreds plural a :  the numbers 100 to 999 b :  a great number <hundreds of times>

  3. 3 :  a 100-dollar bill

  4. 4 :  a subdivision of some English and American counties

hundred adjective
hun·dred·fold play \-ˌfōld\ adjective or adverb
hun·dredth play \-drədth, -drətth\ adjective or noun

Examples of hundred

  1. <it seems like we've answered this question hundreds of times>



Origin of hundred

Middle English, from Old English, from hund hundred + -red (akin to Gothic rathjo account, number); akin to Latin centum hundred, Greek hekaton, Old English tien ten — more at ten, reason


First Known Use: before 12th century

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HUNDRED Defined for Kids

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hundred

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noun hun·dred \ˈhən-drəd\

Definition of hundred

  1. 1 :  ten times ten :  100

  2. 2 :  a very large number <He walked this route hundreds of times.>




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adjective hun·dred

Definition of hundred

  1. :  being 100 <a hundred years>





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