hundred

noun hun·dred \ ˈhən-drəd , -dərd \
Updated on: 3 Dec 2017

Definition of hundred

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

play \ˈhən-drəd-ˌfōld, -dərd-\ adjective or adverb

hundredth

play \ˈhən-drədth, -drətth\ adjective or noun

Examples of hundred in a Sentence

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

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Origin and Etymology of hundred

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

hundred Synonyms

Synonyms
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
Antonyms
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
Related Words
epidemic, plague, rash; bonanza, embarrassment, excess, overabundance, overage, overkill, overmuch, oversupply, plethora, redundancy, superabundance, superfluity, surfeit, surplus; deluge, flood, overflow; army, bevy, cram, crowd, crush, drove, flock, herd, horde, host, legion, mob, multitude, press, score, sea, swarm, throng; gazillion, jillion, kazillion, million, thousands, trillion, zillion
Near Antonyms
atom, crumb, dot, fleck, flyspeck, fragment, grain, granule, iota, jot, modicum, molecule, mote, nubbin, particle, ray, scintilla, scrap, shred, tittle, whit; smatter, smattering; dash, drop, morsel, shot; piece, portion, section; absence, dearth, famine, lack, paucity, poverty, scarceness, scarcity, shortage, undersupply, want; deficiency, deficit, inadequacy, insufficiency, meagerness, scantiness, scantness, skimpiness

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HUNDRED Defined for English Language Learners

hundred

noun

Definition of hundred for English Language Learners

  • : the number 100

  • hundreds : an amount that is more than 200

  • —used to refer to a specified century


HUNDRED Defined for Kids

1

hundred

noun hun·dred \ ˈhən-drəd \

Definition of hundred for Students

1 : ten times ten : 100
2 : a very large number
  • He walked this route hundreds of times.

2

hundred

adjective

Definition of hundred for Students

: being 100
  • a hundred years


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