hundred

hun|dred [ˈhʌndrıd] number, n plural hundred or hundreds
[: Old English;]
1.) the number 100
The tree was probably a hundred years old.
two/three/four etc hundred
I make nine hundred dollars a week.
a journey of 15 hundred miles
hundreds of people/years/pounds etc
Hundreds of people were reported killed or wounded.
2.) a very large number of things or people
a hundred
They've had this argument a hundred times before.
hundreds of sth
He's had hundreds of girlfriends.
3.) a/one hundred percent
spoken
a) completely
I'm not a hundred percent sure where she lives.
b) BrE completely well
I'm still not really feeling a hundred per cent.
4.) give a hundred percent also give a hundred and ten percent
to do everything you can in order to achieve something
Everyone on the team gave a hundred percent.
5.)
a piece of paper money that is worth 100 dollars or 100 pounds
Can you change a hundred for five twenties?
>hundredth adj
her hundredth birthday
>hundredth n

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  • hundred — (n.) O.E. hundred the number of 100, a counting of 100, from W.Gmc. *hundrath (Cf. O.N. hundrað, Ger. hundert), first element is P.Gmc. *hunda hundred (Cf. Goth. hund, O.H.G. hunt), from PIE *kmtom hundred (Cf. Skt. satam, Avestan satem …   Etymology dictionary

  • Hundred — Hun dred (h[u^]n dr[e^]d), n. [OE. hundred, AS. hundred a territorial division; hund hundred + a word akin to Goth. ga ra[thorn]jan to count, L. ratio reckoning, account; akin to OS. hunderod, hund, D. hondred, G. hundert, OHG. also hunt, Icel.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hundred — might be:* Hundred (word), a word typically meaning the number 100 * Hundred (administrative division), a mostly obsolete geographic subdivision used for administrative purposes * Hundred Days, aka Waterloo Campaign * Hundred, West Virginia *… …   Wikipedia

  • Hundred — Hundred, WV U.S. town in West Virginia Population (2000): 344 Housing Units (2000): 178 Land area (2000): 0.467541 sq. miles (1.210925 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.467541 sq. miles (1.210925 …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Hundred, WV — U.S. town in West Virginia Population (2000): 344 Housing Units (2000): 178 Land area (2000): 0.467541 sq. miles (1.210925 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.467541 sq. miles (1.210925 sq. km)… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • hundred — ► CARDINAL NUMBER 1) ten more than ninety; 100. (Roman numeral: c or C.) 2) (hundreds) informal an unspecified large number. 3) used to express whole hours in the twenty four hour system. ► NOUN Brit. historical ▪ a subdivision o …   English terms dictionary

  • Hundred — Hun dred, a. Ten times ten; five score; as, a hundred dollars. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hundred — A political subdivision in old England. Dictionary from West s Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005. hundred A political subdivision in old England …   Law dictionary

  • Hundred — (spr. Höndr d), 1) Landesabtheilung der Angelsachsen in England; 2) eine 100 Grundeigenthümer umfassende, von Alfred in der Gerichtsbarkeit gemachte Gauabtheilung; die H. war wieder in zehn. Thitinge (decimae) eingetheilt; mehre Hundreds bildeten …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Hundred — (»Hundertschaft«), bei den Angelsachsen eine Unterabteilung des Gaues (s. Gau) oder der Grafschaft (shire), entsprach der fränkischen Hundertschaft; dann (hundretum, hundreta) die Versammlung der freien Männer aus einem solchen Bezirk, die zur… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Hundred — Hundred, Hundertschaft, in der angelsächs. Zeit eine Abteilung der Grafschaft (shire); dann auch die monatliche Versammlung der freien Männer eines solchen Landesbezirks zu Zwecken der Gerichtsbarkeit …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

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