hundred

noun

hun·​dred ˈhən-drəd How to pronounce hundred (audio)
-dərd
plural hundreds or hundred
1
: a number equal to 10 times 10 see Table of Numbers
2
hundreds plural
a
: the numbers 100 to 999
b
: a great number
hundreds of times
3
: a 100-dollar bill
4
: a subdivision of some English and American counties
hundred adjective
hundredfold adjective or adverb
hundredth
ˈhən-drədth How to pronounce hundred (audio)
-drətth
adjective or noun

Examples of hundred in a Sentence

it seems like we've answered this question hundreds of times
Recent Examples on the Web One problem: Oceanwide is now bankrupt, part of a massive real estate market crash in China valued in the hundreds of billions of U.S. dollars that also took down Evergrande, the country’s largest real estate developer. Seth Abramovitch, The Hollywood Reporter, 14 Feb. 2024 This legislative move, earmarking hundreds of billions of dollars for new and existing technologies, heralds a tsunami of opportunities in the market. Dan Mahoney, Forbes, 14 Feb. 2024 Paramount to lay off hundreds of staffers in cost-cutting effort. Anthony De Leon, Los Angeles Times, 14 Feb. 2024 When navigating the broadcast’s logistics, Robbins says there were hundreds of people involved across a number of teams on what would become one of their biggest projects to date. Krystie Lee Yandoli, Rolling Stone, 14 Feb. 2024 Groot is also struck by the idea that a plant medicine practice famous in Rome had spread to a rural community hundreds of miles away. Sonja Anderson, Smithsonian Magazine, 13 Feb. 2024 The large bills, often running hundreds of pages, have been used more frequently in recent years because Congress has become so polarized. Lindsey Holden, Sacramento Bee, 13 Feb. 2024 One day after announcing a record audience for the Super Bowl this weekend, Paramount Global chief executive officer Bob Bakish told employees the media network was laying off hundreds of people in an internal memo Tuesday (Feb. 13). Britney Nguyen, Quartz, 13 Feb. 2024 More than 10,300 have given the mattress topper a five-star rating, with hundreds leaving glowing reviews. Isabel Garcia, Peoplemag, 1 Feb. 2024 See More

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Word History

Etymology

Middle English, from Old English, from hund hundred + -red (akin to Goth rathjo account, number); akin to Latin centum hundred, Greek hekaton, Old English tien ten — more at ten, reason entry 1

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of hundred was before the 12th century

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Cite this Entry

“Hundred.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hundred. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

hundred

noun
hun·​dred ˈhən-drəd How to pronounce hundred (audio)
-dərd
plural hundreds or hundred
1
: a number equal to 10 times 10 see number
2
: a very large number
hundreds of times
3
: a 100-dollar bill
gave me change for a hundred
hundred adjective

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