hundred: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (hun'drid), [key]
— n., pl. adj. -dreds, -dred,
  1. a cardinal number, ten times ten.
  2. a symbol for this number, as 100 or C.
  3. a set of this many persons or things: a hundred of the men.
  4. a number between 100 and 999, as in referring to an amount of money: Property loss was only in the hundreds of dollars.
    1. a hundred-dollar bill.
    2. the sum of one hundred dollars.
  5. (formerly) an administrative division of an English county.
  6. a similar division in colonial Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Virginia, and in present-day Delaware.
  7. Also called
    1. (in a mixed number) the position of the third digit to the left of the decimal point.
    2. (in a whole number) the position of the third digit from the right.
  1. amounting to one hundred in number.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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