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

  • n. The cardinal number equal to 10 × 10 or 102.
  • n. The number in the third position left of the decimal point in an Arabic numeral.
  • n. A one-hundred-dollar bill.
  • n. The numbers between 100 and 999: an attendance figure estimated in the hundreds.
  • n. An administrative division of some counties in England and the United States.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A numerical value equal to 100 (102), occurring after ninety-nine.
  • n. A hundred-dollar bill.
  • n. An administrative subdivision in southern English counties and in other countries.
  • n. A hundred runs scored by a batsman.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Ten times ten; five score.
  • n. The product of ten multiplied by ten, or the number of ten times ten; a collection or sum, consisting of ten times ten units or objects; five score. Also, a symbol representing one hundred units, as 100 or C.
  • n. A division of a country in England, supposed to have originally contained a hundred families, or freemen.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The sum of ninety-nine and one, or of ten tens; the product of ten multiplied by ten; a collection, body, or sum consisting of ten times ten individuals or units; five score.
  • n. In early Teutonic hist., a territorial or administrative district; specifically, in southern and central England, a division or subdivision of a county (a corresponding division in northern England being called a wapentake).
  • One more than ninety-nine; ten times ten: as, a hundred men; two hundred dollars; a hundred thousand times.

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

  • adj. being ten more than ninety
  • n. ten 10s


Middle English, from Old English.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old English hundred, from Proto-Germanic *hundaradan, from *hundą (< Proto-Indo-European *ḱm̥tóm) + *radą (“count”). (Wiktionary)



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