noun hun·dred \ˈhən-drəd, -dərd\

: the number 100

hundreds : an amount that is more than 200

—used to refer to a specified century

plural hundreds or hundred

Full Definition of HUNDRED

— see number table
hundreds plural
a :  the numbers 100 to 999
b :  a great number <hundreds of times>
:  a 100-dollar bill
:  a subdivision of some English and American counties
hundred adjective
hun·dred·fold \-ˌfōld\ adjective or adverb
hun·dredth \-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

Related to HUNDRED

abundance, barrel, basketful, boatload, bucket, bunch, bundle, bushel, carload, chunk, deal, dozen, fistful, gobs, good deal, heap, lot, lashings (also lashins) [chiefly British], loads, mass, mess, mountain, much, multiplicity, myriad, oodles, pack, passel, peck, pile, plateful, plenitude, plentitude, plenty, pot, potful, profusion, quantity, raft, reams, scads, sheaf, shipload, sight, slew, spate, stack, store, ton, truckload, volume, wad, wealth, yard
ace, bit, dab, dram, driblet, glimmer, handful, hint, lick, little, mite, mouthful, nip, ounce, peanuts, pinch, pittance, scruple, shade, shadow, smidgen (also smidgeon or smidgin or smidge), speck, spot, sprinkle, sprinkling, strain, streak, suspicion, tad, taste, touch, trace

Other Number-Related Terms

jubilee, myriad, quarantine, score, twain


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