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One who is 100 years old or older.

[From Latin centēnārius, of a hundred; see centenary.]

cen′te·nar′i·an adj.


a person who is at least 100 years old
1. being at least 100 years old
2. of or relating to a centenarian


(ˌsɛn tnˈɛər i ən)

1. pertaining to or having existed 100 years.
2. a person who has reached the age of 100.
[1840–50; < Latin centenāri(us) (see centenary) + -an1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.centenarian - someone who is at least 100 years oldcentenarian - someone who is at least 100 years old
Adj.1.centenarian - being at least 100 years old
old - (used especially of persons) having lived for a relatively long time or attained a specific age; "his mother is very old"; "a ripe old age"; "how old are you?"
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A. ADJcentenario
B. Ncentenario/a m/f


[ˌsɛntɪˈnɛəriən] ncentenaire mf


nHundertjährige(r) mf, → Zentenar m (geh)


[ˌsɛntɪˈnɛərɪən] ncentenario/a


(senˈtiːnəri) , ((American) ˈsentəneri) (plural cenˈtenaries) centennial (senˈteniəl) nouns
a hundredth anniversary. The firm is celebrating its centenary this year.
centenarian (sentəˈneəriən) noun
a person who is a hundred or more years old.
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Filon to put into the mouth of an imaginary centenarian a series of delightfully picturesque studies which aim at the minute presentment of life in France under the old regime, and end for the most part with the Revolution.
Daughtry told his seventeen- years-old brown-skinned Papuan with the withered ancient face of a centenarian, the legs of a living skeleton, and the huge-stomached torso of an elderly Japanese wrestler.
Mehevi acted as supreme lord over the place, spending the greater portion of his time there: and often when, at particular hours of the day, it was deserted by nearly every one else except the verd-antique looking centenarians, who were fixtures in the building, the chief himself was sure to be found enjoying his
Only centenarians die, and nobody worries about anything--or did not until Sally came and gave them something to worry about.
By 2050, Japan's centenarian population is expected to reach nearly 1 million, according to U.
In that spirit, Penacook's special birthday gift to each centenarian was an iPod loaded with classical, jazz, and big band music.
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The Friends of Bowring Park are chartering a special train, called The Bowring Centenarian, to mark the centenary of the famous park's opening.
One centenarian, 104-year-old Clarita Jean Jacques, still speaks in her native Creole (French patois), and credits her long life to hard work and good food.
In fact, the only truly celebrated dance centenarian I can think of offhand is the founder of Britain's Royal Ballet, Ninette de Valois, who died about five years ago at the healthy age of 102, having by unusual chance lived in three different centuries.
Aside from the more unlikely gambles, bookmakers William Hill have paid out nearly pounds 20,000 on centenarian bets in the last few months.
To keep an active, busy mind seems to be a good prescription for excellent health and for becoming a centenarian.