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Meaning of thousand

thou•sand

Pronunciation: (thou'zund), [key]
— n., pl. adj. -sands, -sand,
—n.
  1. a cardinal number, 10 times 100.
  2. a symbol for this number, as 1000 or M.
  3. the numbers between 1000 and 999,999, as in referring to an amount of money: Property damage was in the thousands.
  4. a great number or amount.
    1. (in a mixed number) the position of the fourth digit to the left of the decimal point.
    2. (in a whole number) the position of the fourth digit from the right.
—adj.
  1. amounting to 1000 in number.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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