Hundred meaning

hŭndrĭd
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The cardinal number equal to 10 × 10 or 102 .
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The number in the third position left of the decimal point in an Arabic numeral.
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The numbers between 100 and 999.

An attendance figure estimated in the hundreds.

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An administrative division of some counties in England and the United States.
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A one-hundred-dollar bill.
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The cardinal number next above ninety-nine; ten times ten; 100; C.
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A former division of an English county: orig., probably, 100 hides of land.
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A similar division in the early U.S., now only in Delaware.
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Ten times ten.
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(US, Canada) A hundred-dollar bill.
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(historical) An administrative subdivision of land in southern English counties and in other countries.
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(cricket) A hundred runs scored by a batsman.

He made a hundred in the historic match.

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Origin of hundred

  • Middle English from Old English dekm̥ in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old English hundred, from Proto-Germanic *hundaradą, from *hundą (from Proto-Indo-European *ḱm̥tóm) + *radą (“count”). Compare West Frisian hûndert, Dutch honderd, Low German hunnert, hunnerd, German Hundert, Danish hundred.

    From Wiktionary