hundred

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noun hun·dred \ˈhən-drəd, -dərd\

Definition of hundred

plural

hundreds

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hundred

  1. 1 :  a number equal to 10 times 10 — see number table

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

  3. 3 :  a 100-dollar bill

  4. 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

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

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HUNDRED Defined for English Language Learners

hundred

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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

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hundred

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noun hun·dred \ˈhən-drəd\

Definition of hundred for Students

  1. 1 :  ten times ten :  100

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


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hundred

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adjective hun·dred

Definition of hundred for Students

  1. :  being 100 a hundred years



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