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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 the Appendix of 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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You see, having said that if Meg married `that Brooke' she shouldn't have a cent of her money, Aunt March was rather in a quandary when time had appeased her wrath and made her repent her vow.
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I'd paid him truly every cent of my earnings,--and they all say I worked well.
These are the terms, to wit: You shall remain king over all your dominions, and receive all the glories and honors that belong to the kingship; but you shall appoint me your perpetual minister and executive, and give me for my services one per cent.
Now I knew she was used to receiving about a penny from manly people who care nothing about the opinions of scullery-maids, and about tuppence from moral cowards; but I laid a silver twenty-five cent piece within her reach and tried to shrivel her up with this sarcastic speech:
I took fish-lines and matches and other things -- everything that was worth a cent.
Out of every nickel spent for electrical service, one cent goes to the telephone.
Hitherto, I believe, it may safely be asserted, that these duties have not upon an average exceeded in any State three per cent.
Not a cent that is not covered by a cent of your own.
There are strandings and strandings, but I am safe to say that 90 per cent.