American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The ordinal number matching the number 1,000 in a series.
- n. One of 1,000 equal parts.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Last in order of a series of a thousand; next after the nine hundred and ninety-ninth: an ordinal numeral.
- Constituting one of a thousand equal parts into which anything is divided.
- n. One of a thousand equal parts into which anything is divided.
- adj. The ordinal form of number one thousand.
- n. singular only The person or thing in the thousandth position.
- n. One of a thousand equal parts of a whole.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Next in order after nine hundred and ninty-nine; coming last of a thousand successive individuals or units; -- the ordinal of
- adj. Constituting, or being one of, a thousand equal parts into which anything is divided; the tenth of a hundredth.
- adj. Occurring as being one of, or the last one of, a very great number; very small; minute; -- used hyperbolically.
- n. The quotient of a unit divided by a thousand; one of a thousand equal parts into which a unit is divided.
- adj. the ordinal number of one thousand in counting order
- n. position 1,000 in a countable series of things
- n. one part in a thousand equal parts
“It is 0.5 thousandth, that is, half of a thousandth.”
“In an instant her mind learns so many things at once that if the imagination and intellect spent years in striving to enumerate them, it could not recall a thousandth part of them.”
“The term means "thousandth-part money," that is, the thousandth part of a _tael_ or Chinese ounce of silver, say one _cash_; and it was originally applied to a tax of one _cash_ per tael on all sales, said to have been voluntarily imposed on themselves by the people, as a temporary measure, with a view to make up the deficiency in the land-tax caused by the rebellion.”
““Anything is possible,” I said for perhaps the thousandth time in my life.”
“He studied his walk, his body movements, stripped him again and again and for the thousandth time made him flex all his muscles.”
““I must not stay,” Graham reiterated for the thousandth time.”
“No need of memory when you roared it over and over for the thousandth time till half the inn was a-knock at the door to spit you for the sleep killer you were.”
“She wondered, for the thousandth time, what a windlute was; yet much of beauty, much of beyondness, she sensed of this dimly remembered beautiful mother of hers.”
“For they don't, else would the thousandth pipe of opium be provocative of similar delights to the first, else would one cocktail, instead of several, produce an equivalent glow after a year of cocktails.”
“Also for the thousandth time, this is completely and utterly wrong.”
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