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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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She had her doubts about it from the beginning, for her lively fancy and girlish romance felt as ill at ease in the new style as she would have done masquerading in the stiff and cumbrous costume of the last century.
While writing this book, fully a quarter of a century since, it occurred to us that the French name of this lake was too complicated, the American too commonplace, and the Indian too unpronounceable, for either to be used familiarly in a work of fiction.
The mode of his death, too, affects the mind differently, in our day, from what it did a century and a half ago.
In my native town of Salem, at the head of what, half a century ago, in the days of old King Derby, was a bustling wharf -- but which is now burdened with decayed wooden warehouses, and exhibits few or no symptoms of commercial life; except, perhaps, a bark or brig, half-way down its melancholy length, discharging hides; or, nearer at hand, a Nova Scotia schooner, pitching out her cargo of firewood -- at the head, I say, of this dilapidated wharf, which the tide often overflows, and along which, at the base and in the rear of the row of buildings, the track of many languid years is seen in a border of unthrifty grass -- here, with a view from its front windows adown this not very enlivening prospect, and thence across the harbour, stands a spacious edifice of brick.
The musician was an old gray-headed negro, who had been the itinerant orchestra of the neighborhood for more than half a century.
But to all these her old antiquities, were added new and marvellous features, pertaining to the wild business that for more than half a century she had followed.
Every one knows that by the peculiar cunning of their gills, the finny tribes in general breathe the air which at all times is combined with the element in which they swim, hence, a herring or a cod might live a century, and never once raise its head above the surface.
And this in the twentieth century, nineteen hundred years since the Prince of Peace was born on earth
If all the broad land between the Mississippi and the Pacific becomes one great market for bodies and souls, and human property retains the locomotive tendencies of this nineteenth century, the trader and catcher may yet be among our aristocracy.
It is not pretended that these laws and customs existed in England in the sixth century; no, it is only pretended that inasmuch as they existed in the English and other civilizations of far later times, it is safe to consider that it is no libel upon the sixth century to suppose them to have been in practice in that day also.
The two thieves were dressed in the fanciful court costumes of the middle of the sixteenth century, while the Saviour was nude, with the exception of a cloth around the loins.
Sufficient prominence has not, in my opinion, been given to the extraordinary destiny of my father, the true hero of a nineteenth century romance.