hundred

noun
hun·​dred | \ ˈhən-drəd, -dərd\
plural hundreds or hundred

Definition of 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

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Other Words from hundred

hundred adjective
hundredfold \ ˈhən-​drəd-​ˌfōld , -​dərd-​ \ adjective or adverb
hundredth \ ˈhən-​drədth , -​drətth \ adjective or noun

Examples of hundred in a Sentence

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

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Consider what this day and the past hundreds of days have meant for you. Vogue, "How to Give a Holiday Toast that Makes Up for a Dry Turkey," 22 Nov. 2018 What started as salary cuts and a few hundred layoffs in late October quickly escalated into furloughs for hundreds more employees. Sean O'kane, The Verge, "Faraday Future employees sue investor over ‘conspiracy’ to destroy the EV startup," 14 Nov. 2018 The lawsuit, which seeks unspecified monetary damages, proposes to represent all former Ohio State students or athletes who were examined by Strauss, saying the number of men is in the hundreds, if not thousands. Kantele Franko, The Seattle Times, "Lawsuit, ex-student focus on complaints about Ohio State doc," 17 July 2018 The tactic seems to have worked, as governments in both locations have offered Amazon hundreds of millions of dollars in incentives to locate their new offices there. Timothy B. Lee, Ars Technica, "Amazon is getting more than $2 billion for NYC and Virginia expansions," 13 Nov. 2018 Other videos show officers climbing the stairwell toward the 32nd floor, where authorities say gunman Stephen Paddock fired hundreds of rounds out the windows of a suite and then killed himself before police reached him. Fox News, "Video shows officers, security guards in hallway as Vegas gunman opens fire a floor above them," 2 Oct. 2018 With every passing year, the actuarial odds increased that Fred Trump would die owning apartment buildings worth many hundreds of millions of dollars, all of it exposed to the 55 percent estate tax. Susanne Craig, The Seattle Times, "Trump engaged in suspect tax schemes as he reaped riches from father," 2 Oct. 2018 The Edwards family is back in business, but Martins’s Midwestern farmers are still sending Casella hundreds of hams every week. Ruth Reichl, Town & Country, "Meet Cesare Casella, the Tuscan Chef Who's Known as the "Prosciutto Whisperer"," 21 Sep. 2018 For most Americans, post-industrial cleanup means the EPA and the agency’s Superfund program, which spends tens and sometimes hundreds of millions of dollars rehabilitating the country’s most toxic places (there are no such sites in Kensington). Patrick Sisson, Curbed, "Booming postindustrial neighborhoods often overlook polluted past," 9 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of hundred

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

History and Etymology for 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

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

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More Definitions for hundred

hundred

noun

English Language Learners Definition of hundred

: the number 100

hundreds : an amount that is more than 200

—used to refer to a specified century

hundred

noun
hun·​dred | \ ˈhən-drəd \

Kids Definition of hundred

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

hundred

adjective

Kids Definition of hundred (Entry 2 of 2)

: being 100 a hundred years

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