- IPA: /ˈsɛn.t͡ʃə.ɹiː/, /ˈsɛn.t͡ʃɹiː/, /ˈsɛn.t͡ʃʊɹiː/
century (plural centuries)
- A period of 100 consecutive years; often specifically a numbered period with conventional start and end dates, e.g., the twentieth century, which stretches from (strictly) 1901 through 2000, or (informally) 1900 through 1999. The first century AD was from 1 to 100.
- A unit in ancient Roman army, originally of 100 army soldiers as part of a cohort, later of more varied sizes (but typically containing 60 to 70 or 80) soldiers or other men (guards, police, firemen), commanded by a centurion.
- A political division of ancient Rome, meeting in the Centuriate Assembly.
- A hundred things of the same kind; a hundred.
- 1624, Democritus Junior [pseudonym; Robert Burton], The Anatomy of Melancholy: […], 2nd edition, Oxford, Oxfordshire: Printed by John Lichfield and James Short, for Henry Cripps, OCLC 54573970 ↗, partition II, section 4, member 2, subsection i:
- 'tis the subject of whole books: I might cite a century of authors pro and con.
- (cricket) A hundred runs scored either by a single player in one innings, or by two players in a partnership.
- (snooker) A score of one hundred points.
- That was his tenth professional century.
- (sports) A race a hundred units (as meters, kilometres, miles) in length.
- (US, informal) A banknote in the denomination of one hundred dollars.
- (period of 100 consecutive years) yearhundred (very rare)
- (Roman army unit) centuria
- French: siècle, centennie
- German: Jahrhundert
- Italian: secolo
- Portuguese: século
- Russian: столе́тие
- Spanish: centuria, siglo
- French: centurie
- German: Zenturie
- Italian: centuria
- Portuguese: centúria
- Russian: центу́рия
- Spanish: centuria