hundred

n. & adj.
—n. (pl. hundreds or (in sense 1) hundred) (in sing., prec. by a or one)
1 the product of ten and ten.
2 a symbol for this (100, c, C).
3 a set of a hundred things.
4 (in sing. or pl.) colloq. a large number.
5 (in pl.) the years of a specified century (the seventeen hundreds).
6 Brit. hist. a subdivision of a county or shire, having its own court.
—adj.
1 that amount to a hundred.
2 used to express whole hours in the 24-hour system (thirteen hundred hours).
Phrases and idioms:
a (or one) hundred per cent adv. entirely, completely.
—adj.
1 entire, complete.
2 (usu. with neg.) fully recovered. hundreds and thousands tiny coloured sweets used chiefly for decorating cakes etc.
Derivatives:
hundredfold adj. & adv. hundredth adj. & n.
Etymology: OE f. Gmc

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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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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