from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The cardinal number equal to 10 × 100 or 103.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A numerical value equal to 1,000 = 10 × 100 = 103
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The number of ten hundred; a collection or sum consisting of ten times one hundred units or objects.
- n. Hence, indefinitely, a great number.
- n. A symbol representing one thousand units.
- adj. Consisting of ten hundred; being ten times one hundred.
- adj. Hence, consisting of a great number indefinitely.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Numbering ten hundred; hence, of an indefinitely large number.
- n. The number ten hundred, or ten times ten times ten; hence, indefinitely, a great number.
- n. A symbol representing the number ten hundred, as M, 1,000.
- n. In brick-making, a quantity of clay sufficient for making a thousand bricks.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. denoting a quantity consisting of 1,000 items or units
- n. the cardinal number that is the product of 10 and 100
Middle English, from Old English thūsend; see teuə- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English thousend, thusand, from Old English þūsend ("thousand"), from Proto-Germanic *þūsundī (“thousand”). Cognate with Scots thousand ("thousand"), Saterland Frisian duusend ("thousand"), West Frisian tûzen ("thousand"), Dutch duizend ("thousand"), German tausend ("thousand"), Danish tusind ("thousand"), Swedish tusen ("thousand"), Icelandic þúsund ("thousand"). (Wiktionary)