Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun One who is 100 years old or older.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of or pertaining to a centenary, or to a person one hundred years old.
  • noun A person a hundred years old or older.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of or relating to a hundred years.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun One who is at least 100 years old. One who is past his or her tenth decade.
  • adjective Being at least 100 years old. Beyond one's tenth decade.
  • adjective Of or relating to a centenarian.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective being at least 100 years old
  • noun someone who is at least 100 years old

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[From Latin centēnārius, of a hundred; see centenary.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Coined around 1800 as centenary +‎ -an.

Examples

  • It is a rather remarkable fact in connection with the examples of longevity cited that in almost every instance the centenarian is a person in the humblest rank of life.

    Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine

  • It is a rather remarkable fact in connection with the examples of longevity cited that in almost every instance the centenarian is a person in the humblest rank of life.

    Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine

  • A centenarian is a person who has lived beyond 100 years.

    The Times of India

  • The centenarian is the oldest known living owner of a 2010 Camaro.

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  • The centenarian was a union leader, fish and chip shop worker and insurance collector during a varied career in the city.

    Express & Star

  • COHEN: You got check out this Web site: www. bumc.bu.edu, that's the site for Boston University and once you're there, do a search on "centenarian" and you'll find the new England Centenarian Study where you can find more on the secrets to living to 100 and beyond.

    CNN Transcript Nov 9, 2003

  • The Journal goes on to speak of perhaps the most remarkable 'centenarian' of the nineteenth century: --

    Memoirs of the Life and Correspondence of Henry Reeve, C.B., D.C.L. In Two Volumes. Volume II.

  • "I look forward to an article here about a centenarian raping a College fresher."

    The Geezer Bandit

  • I look forward to an article here about a centenarian raping a College fresher.

    The Geezer Bandit

  • I look forward to an article here about a centenarian raping a College fresher.

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