from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See Table at currency.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A subunit of currency equal to one-hundredth of the main unit of currency in many countries. Symbol: ¢.
- n. A small sum of money.
- n. A subunit of currency equal to one-hundredth of the euro.
- n. A coin having face value of one cent (in either of the above senses).
- n. A hundredth of a half step.
- abbr. century
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A hundred.
- n. A United States coin, the hundredth part of a dollar, formerly made of copper, now of copper, tin, and zinc.
- n. An old game at cards, supposed to be like piquet; -- so called because 100 points won the game.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A hundred.
- n. The hundredth part of a dollar, a rupee, or a florin; especially, in the United States, a coin of copper, or copper and nickel, whose value is the hundredth part of a dollar, or about the same as an English half-penny.
- n. An old superficial measure of Belgium, the hundredth part of the bonnier.
- n. An old game at cards: so called “because 100 was the game” (Nares). Also spelled sant and saint.
- n. An abbreviation of Latin centum, a hundred: used in per cent. for per centum (in or by the hundred): as, interest at 10 per cent.; fifty per cent. of the population.
- n. A name of various coins reckoned as the hundredth part of a dollar.
- n. An abbreviation of central;
- n. of centigrade;
- n. of century.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a coin worth one-hundredth of the value of the basic unit
- n. a fractional monetary unit of several countries
Middle English, from Old French, hundred, from Latin centum.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old French cent, from Latin centum, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱm̥tóm. (Wiktionary)