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cen·tu·ry

 (sĕn′chə-rē)
n. pl. cen·tu·ries
1.
a. A period of 100 years.
b. Each of the successive periods of 100 years before or since the advent of the Christian era.
2.
a. A unit of the Roman army originally consisting of 100 men.
b. One of the 193 electoral divisions of the Roman people.
3. A group of 100 things.

[Latin centuria, a group of a hundred, from centum, hundred; see dekm̥ in Indo-European roots.]

cen·tu′ri·al adj.
cen′tu·ry·long′ adj.

century

(ˈsɛntʃərɪ)
n, pl -ries
1. a period of 100 years
2. one of the successive periods of 100 years dated before or after an epoch or event, esp the birth of Christ
3.
a. a score or grouping of 100: to score a century in cricket.
b. chiefly US (as modifier): the basketball team passed the century mark in their last game.
4. (Military) (in ancient Rome) a unit of foot soldiers, originally 100 strong, later consisting of 60 to 80 men. See also maniple
5. (Historical Terms) (in ancient Rome) a unit of foot soldiers, originally 100 strong, later consisting of 60 to 80 men. See also maniple
6. (Historical Terms) (in ancient Rome) a division of the people for purposes of voting
7. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) (often capital) a style of type
[C16: from Latin centuria, from centum hundred]

cen•tu•ry

(ˈsɛn tʃə ri)

n., pl. -ries.
1. a period of 100 years.
2. one of the successive periods of 100 years reckoned forward or backward from a recognized chronological epoch, esp. from the assumed date of the birth of Jesus.
3. any group or collection of 100.
4. a subdivision of the Roman legion, orig. consisting of 100 men.
5. one of the voting divisions of the ancient Roman people, each division having one vote.
[1525–35; < Latin centuria, derivative of cent(um) hundred]

Century

 a group of a hundred things; a period of one hundred years; a body of one hundred men or troops.
Examples: century of copies, 1867; of sultrying passions, 1598; of prayers, 1611; of sonnets, 1855; of troops; of words, 1737; of years.

century

A measure of time equal to 100 years.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.century - a period of 100 yearscentury - a period of 100 years    
period, period of time, time period - an amount of time; "a time period of 30 years"; "hastened the period of time of his recovery"; "Picasso's blue period"
millennium, millenary - a span of 1000 years
decade, decennary, decennium - a period of 10 years
quattrocento - the 15th century in Italian art and literature
twentieth century - the century from 1901 to 2000
half-century - a period of 50 years
quarter-century - a period of 25 years
2.century - ten 10scentury - ten 10s        
large integer - an integer equal to or greater than ten
Translations
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قَرْنمِئَةُ جَوْلَهمِئَةُ سَنَه
stoletístovka
århundredehundredårhundrede pointårhundred
JahrhundertZenturie
jarcento
vuosisata
शताब्दी
stoljećevijek
évszázadszázad
abad
öldhundraî stig
世紀
1 세기
amžiusšimtinėšimtmetis
gadsimtssimts skrējienu
eeuwcenturie
stuleciewiekcenturia
secolveac
storočiestotinastovka
stoletjestotnija
stotina
århundradesekel
ศตวรรษ
yüzyılasıryüz sayı
thế kỷ

century

[ˈsentjʊrɪ] N
1. (= 100 years) → siglo m
in the 20th centuryen el siglo veinte
2. (Cricket) → cien puntos mpl, cien carreras fpl

century

[ˈsɛntʃəri] n
(= one hundred years) → siècle m
the 20th century → le vingtième siècle
the 21st century → le vingt et unième siècle
in the twentieth century → au vingtième siècle
(CRICKET) (= one hundred runs) → série f de cent courses

century

n
Jahrhundert nt; in the twentieth centuryim zwanzigsten Jahrhundert; (written) → im 20. Jahrhundert
(Cricket) → Hundert f

century

[ˈsɛntjʊrɪ] nsecolo; (in cricket) → cento punti
in the twentieth century → nel ventesimo secolo

century

(ˈsentʃəri) nounplural ˈcenturies
1. a (period of a) hundred years. the 19th century; for more than a century.
2. in cricket, a hundred runs. He has just made his second century this year.

century

قَرْن století århundrede Jahrhundert αιώνας siglo vuosisata siècle stoljeće secolo 世紀 1 세기 eeuw århundre stulecie século век århundrade ศตวรรษ yüzyıl thế kỷ 世纪
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as they all sat together in her sunny room, the babies kicking and crowing on the floor, mother and sisters working near, and father reading, in his pleasant voice, from the wise old books which seemed rich in good and comfortable words, as applicable now as when written centuries ago, a little chapel, where a paternal priest taught his flock the hard lessons all must learn, trying to show them that hope can comfort love, and faith make resignation possible.
I mean that the city, like many others of Central and South America, is buried below the refuse of centuries," went on the professor.
The vengeance of the Hurons had now taken a new direction, and they prepared to execute it with that barbarous ingenuity with which they were familiarized by the practise of centuries.
The foundation of their airy castles lay already before them in the strip of rich alluvium on the river bank, where the North Fork, sharply curving round the base of Devil's Spur, had for centuries swept the detritus of gulch and canyon.
But the story would include a chain of events extending over the better part of two centuries, and, written out with reasonable amplitude, would fill a bigger folio volume, or a longer series of duodecimos, than could prudently be appropriated to the annals of all New England during a similar period.
It is now nearly two centuries and a quarter since the original Briton, the earliest emigrant of my name, made his appearance in the wild and forest -- bordered settlement which has since become a city.
And some three centuries ago, an English traveller in old Harris's Voyages, speaks of a Turkish Mosque built in honor of Jonah, in which mosque was a miraculous lamp that burnt without any oil.
The race that formed the character of the Haytiens was a worn-out, effeminate one; and, of course, the subject race will be centuries in rising to anything.
My acquaintance smiled -- not a modern smile, but one that must have gone out of general use many, many centuries ago -- and muttered apparently to himself:
It had queer houses five hundred years old in it, and a military tower 115 feet high, which had stood there more than ten centuries.
Men like Schiaparelli watched the red planet--it is odd, by-the-bye, that for count- less centuries Mars has been the star of war--but failed to interpret the fluctuating appearances of the markings they mapped so well.
Heidegger, "which Ponce De Leon, the Spanish adventurer, went in search of two or three centuries ago?