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Old English hundred

Cardinal number

hundred (plural hundreds)

  1. The cardinal number that is the second power of ten, occurring after ninety-nine, represented in Roman numerals as C and in Arabic numerals as 100. Ordinal: hundredth.
    • a hundred, one hundred
    • nineteen hundred, one thousand nine hundred
    • hundreds of places, hundreds of thousands of faces

Usage notes

When used in the singular, hundred functions like an adjective or noun, and must be preceded by an article such as a or the, by the number one, or by a determiner such as some or this. When used in the plural, hundreds functions like a noun, and does not require the use of an article or determiner.

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  • 2006 November 3, Susan Allport (guest), “Getting the skinny on fat”, Talk of the Nation: Science Friday, National Public Radio
    That has really soared over the past a [sic.] hundred years or so
  • 2008 January 21, John Eggerton (interviewee), “The FCC's New Rules for Media Ownership”, Justice Talking, National Public Radio
    it applies to only the top twenty markets in removing the ban, whereas in two thousand three the FCC was essentially proposing removing it let's say in the top a [sic.] hundred and seventy markets.

Noun

hundred (plural hundreds)

  1. (US) A hundred-dollar bill.
  2. (historical) An administrative subdivision in southern English counties and other countries.
  3. (cricket) a hundred runs scored by a batsman
    He made a hundred in the historic match.

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Old English

Etymology

Proto-Germanic *hunda-raþ (telling of 100). Cognate with Old Frisian hundred, Old Saxon hunderod (Dutch honderd), Old High German hundert (German Hundert), Old Norse hundrað (120; 100) (Swedish hundra (100)).

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˈhundred/

Numeral

hundred

  1. (cardinal) hundred

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