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cent

 (sĕnt)
n. Abbr. ct.
A unit of currency equal to 1/100 of various currencies, including the US dollar and the euro.

[Middle English, from Old French, hundred, from Latin centum; see dekm̥ in Indo-European roots.]
Our Living Language The plural of cent is cent in some varieties of vernacular Southern English when preceded by a numeral: That costs eighty cent. See Note at foot

cent

(sɛnt)
n
1. (Currencies) a monetary unit of American Samoa, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Australia, Austria, the Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Bermuda, Bosnia-Hercegovina, Brunei, Canada, the Cayman Islands, Cyprus, Dominica, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, French Guiana, Germany, Greece, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guam, Guyana, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Kenya, Kiribati, Kosovo, Liberia, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, the Marshall Islands, Martinique, Mauritius, Mayotte, Micronesia, Monaco, Montenegro, Namibia, Nauru, the Netherlands, the Netherlands Antilles, New Zealand, the Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Réunion, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, San Marino, the Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, the Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Surinam, Swaziland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Trinidad and Tobago, Tuvalu, Uganda, the United States, the Vatican City, the Virgin Islands, and Zimbabwe. It is worth one hundredth of their respective standard units
2. (Units) an interval of pitch between two frequencies f2 and f1 equal to 3986.31 log (f2/f1); one twelve-hundredth of the interval between two frequencies having the ratio 1:2 (an octave)
[C16: from Latin centēsimus hundredth, from centum hundred]

cent

(sɛnt)

n.
1. a bronze coin and monetary unit of the U.S., equal to 1/100 of the dollar. Symbol: ¢
2. a monetary unit of various other nations, including Ethiopia, the Netherlands, South Africa, and many Commonwealth nations, equal to 1/100 of the basic currency.
[1325–75; Middle English < Latin centēsimus hundredth (by shortening), derivative of cent(um) 100]

cent.

1. centigrade.
2. central.
3. centum.
4. century.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cent - a fractional monetary unit of several countriescent - a fractional monetary unit of several countries
dollar - the basic monetary unit in many countries; equal to 100 cents
fractional monetary unit, subunit - a monetary unit that is valued at a fraction (usually one hundredth) of the basic monetary unit
birr - the basic unit of money in Ethiopia; equal to 100 cents
Dutch florin, florin, guilder, gulden - formerly the basic unit of money in the Netherlands; equal to 100 cents
leone - the basic unit of money in Sierra Leone; equal to 100 cents
lilangeni - the basic unit of money in Swaziland; equal to 100 cents
bob, British shilling, shilling - a former monetary unit in Great Britain
rand - the basic unit of money in South Africa; equal to 100 cents
Mauritian rupee, rupee - the basic unit of money in Mauritius; equal to 100 cents
Seychelles rupee, rupee - the basic unit of money in Seychelles; equal to 100 cents
rupee, Sri Lanka rupee - the basic unit of money in Sri Lanka; equal to 100 cents
2.cent - a coin worth one-hundredth of the value of the basic unit
coin - a flat metal piece (usually a disc) used as money
copper - a copper penny
new penny - a coin used in Great Britain since 1971 worth one hundredth of a pound
Translations
سِنْتسِنْت :جُزءٌ من مِئَة من الدولار
cent
cent
sentti
cent
centpenny
sent
セント
센트
centas
cents
centstotin
cent
หน่วยเงินเซ็นต์
xu

cent

[sent] N (= division of dollar) → centavo m; (= division of euro) → céntimo m
I haven't a cent (US) → no tengo ni un céntimo or (LAm) ni un peso

cent

[ˈsɛnt] n
(= one hundredth part of dollar) → cent m (= 1:100 du dollar)
twenty cents → vingt cents
(= one hundredth part of euro) → cent m (= 1:100 de l'euro)
twenty cents → vingt cents
see also per cent

cent

nCent m; I haven’t a cent (US) → ich habe keinen Cent; to put in one’s two cents’ worth (esp US) → seinen Senf dazugeben (inf)

cent

[sɛnt] n (Am) (coin) → centesimo (1:100 di un dollaro)
I haven't a cent → non ho una lira or un centesimo
see also per cent

cent

(sent) noun
a coin equal to the hundredth part of a dollar, rupee, rand etc.

cent

سِنْت cent cent Cent λεπτό céntimo sentti centime cent centesimo セント 센트 cent cent cent centavo цент cent หน่วยเงินเซ็นต์ sent xu
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In other towns in Italy the people lie around quietly and wait for you to ask them a question or do some overt act that can be charged for--but in Annunciation they have lost even that fragment of delicacy; they seize a lady's shawl from a chair and hand it to her and charge a penny; they open a carriage door, and charge for it--shut it when you get out, and charge for it; they help you to take off a duster--two cents; brush your clothes and make them worse than they were before--two cents; smile upon you--two cents; bow, with a lick-spittle smirk, hat in hand-- two cents; they volunteer all information, such as that the mules will arrive presently--two cents--warm day, sir--two cents--take you four hours to make the ascent--two cents.
Well, observe the difference: you pay eight cents and four mills, we pay only four cents.
that'd be six cents on the dollar, sixty cents on ten dollars, six dollars on the hundred, on three hundred eighteen dollars.
Let me see; I've just thirty-two dollars and sixty-nine cents, and had we played at a game of coppers, I couldn't have held out half an hour.
On a day when she had filled her brood with what was left in the house, Maria invested her last fifteen cents in a gallon of cheap wine.
And I was appalled at the price French Frank had paid--eighty cents.
Standing on one leg three hours, to show off new-style strapped pants at 12 1/2 cents per leg per hour.
If you want to have your name on the quilt you pay five cents, and if you want to have it right in the round spot in the middle of the square you must pay ten cents.
Twenty-one dollars they took from her for it, and she hurried home with the 87 cents.
As there was no one from whom he could borrow there, and he dared not beg for fear of being arrested, it was arranged that every day he should meet one of the children and be given fifteen cents of their earnings, upon which he could keep going.
railroad down in the valley for twenty-two cents a gallon.
Among the most useful 25 cent editions are those in the R.