hundred
Pronunciation
  • enPR hŭnʹdrəd, IPA: /ˈhʌndɹəd/, /ˈhʌndɹɪd/
  • (mostly nonstandard) IPA: /ˈhʌndɚd/, /ˈhʌnd͡ʒɚd/
Numeral
  1. cln en A numerical value equal to 100 (102), occurring after ninety-nine.
    hundreds of places, hundreds of thousands of faces
    a hundred, one hundred
    nineteen hundred, one thousand nine hundred
    • 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 hundred years or so.
    • 2008 January 21, John Eggerton (interviewee), “The FCC's New Rules for Media Ownership”, Justice Talking, National Public Radio:
      [I]t 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 hundred and seventy markets.
    • 2009 October 13, Lourdes Garcia-Navarro, “In Israel, Kibbutz Life Undergoes Reinvention”, All Things Considered, National Public Radio:
      Hanaton […] was founded in the nineteen eighties, but from the original a hundred and fourteen members, by two thousand and six, only eleven were left.
    • 2009 October 21, John Ydstie, “U.S. To Order Bailout Firms To Cut Exec Pay”, All Things Considered, National Public Radio:
      Overall, the top a hundred and seventy-five executives at the companies […]
    • 2011, Kory Stamper, “What ‘Ironic’ Really Means” , “Ask the Editor”, Merriam-Webster:
      Ironic has been used vaguely at best for a good a hundred and fifty years.
  2. (24-hour clock) The pronunciation of “00” for the two digits denoting the minutes.
    • 2002, Michael Prescott, Next Victim, Signet, page 185:
      “Okay. You head over to City Hall East. I’ll meet you there. The briefing starts at eleven hundred, sharp.”
Synonyms Translations Noun

hundred (plural hundreds)

  1. A hundred-dollar bill, or any other note denominated 100 (e.g. a hundred euros).
  2. (historical) An administrative subdivision of southern English counties formerly reckoned as comprising 100 hides (households or families) and notionally equal to 12,000 acres.
  3. (by extension, historical) Similar divisions in other areas, particularly in other areas of Britain or the British Empire
  4. (cricket) A score of one hundred runs or more scored by a batsman.
    He made a hundred in the historic match.
Synonyms Translations
  • German: (hundred-any-currency bill) Hunderter
  • Russian: со́тня
Translations
  • Russian: со́тня



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