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n. pl. hundred or hun·dreds
1. The cardinal number equal to 10 × 10 or 102.
2. The number in the third position left of the decimal point in an Arabic numeral.
3. A one-hundred-dollar bill.
4. hundreds The numbers between 100 and 999: an attendance figure estimated in the hundreds.
5. An administrative division of some counties in England and the United States.

[Middle English, from Old English; see dekm̥ in Indo-European roots.]

hun′dred adj.


n, pl -dreds or -dred
1. (Mathematics) the cardinal number that is the product of ten and ten; five score. See also number1
2. (Mathematics) a numeral, 100, C, etc, representing this number
3. (often plural) a large but unspecified number, amount, or quantity: there will be hundreds of people there.
4. the hundreds
a. the numbers 100 to 109: the temperature was in the hundreds.
b. the numbers 100 to 199: his score went into the hundreds.
c. the numbers 100 to 999: the price was in the hundreds.
5. (plural) the 100 years of a specified century: in the sixteen hundreds.
6. something representing, represented by, or consisting of 100 units
7. (Mathematics) maths the position containing a digit representing that number followed by two zeros: in 4376, 3 is in the hundred's place.
8. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) an ancient division of a county in England, Ireland, and parts of the US
a. amounting to or approximately a hundred: a hundred reasons for that.
b. (as pronoun): the hundred I chose.
10. (General Physics) amounting to 100 times a particular scientific quantity: a hundred volts.
[Old English; related to Old Frisian hunderd, Old Norse hundrath, German hundert, Gothic hund, Latin centum, Greek hekaton]


(ˈhʌn drɪd)

n., pl. -dreds, (as after a numeral) -dred, n.
1. a cardinal number, ten times ten.
2. a symbol for this number, as 100 or C.
3. a set of this many persons or things.
4. hundreds,
a. a number between 100 and 999, as in referring to an amount of money.
b. a generally large number: Hundreds came to the funeral.
5. a hundred-dollar bill.
6. (formerly) an administrative division of an English county.
7. a similar division in colonial Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Virginia, and in present-day Delaware.
8. Also called hun′dred's place`.
a. (in a mixed number) the position of the third digit to the left of the decimal point.
b. (in a whole number) the position of the third digit from the right.
9. amounting to 100 in number.
[before 950; Middle English, Old English (c. Old Frisian, Old Saxon hundred, Middle High German hundert, Old Norse hundrath) =hund 100 (c. Gothic hund; akin to Latin centum, Greek hekatón, Skt śatám) + -red tale, count, akin to Gothic rathjan to reckon (see read1)]


A hundred or one hundred is the number 100.

You can say that there are a hundred things or one hundred things.

She must have had a hundred pairs of shoes at least.
The group claimed the support of over one hundred MPs.

Be Careful!
Don't say that there are 'hundred' things.

Don't add '-s' to the word hundred when you put another number in front of it.

There are more than two hundred languages spoken in Nigeria.

For numbers greater than 100, most speakers add and before pronouncing the second part of the number, but speakers of American English sometimes leave out the and. For example, 370 is expressed as three hundred and seventy in British English and sometimes as three hundred seventy in American English.

He got nine hundred and eighty-three votes.
Eduardo won a hundred fifty dollars.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hundred - ten 10shundred - ten 10s        
large integer - an integer equal to or greater than ten
Adj.1.hundred - being ten more than ninetyhundred - being ten more than ninety    
cardinal - being or denoting a numerical quantity but not order; "cardinal numbers"


Related words
prefix hect(o)-
رقم مئه: 100مئةمِئَةٌمئة دولارمئة سَنَه
stosto letsto let starýstovka
hundredehundrede århundredeårighundreder
eitt hundraðhundraðhundraîhundraî ára
šimtasšimteriopaišimteriopasšimto metųšimtoji dalis
simtsimtniekssimtssimts gadu vecssimts gadu vecums
stosto rokovsto rokov starýstovka
yüzyüz dolaryüz sayısıyüz yaşıyüz yaşında


A. N
1. a or one hundred (before noun, or used alone) → cien; (before numbers up to 99) → ciento
a or one hundred peoplecien personas
to count up to a or one hundredcontar hasta cien
a hundred and one/twociento uno/dos
a or one hundred and tenciento diez
a or one hundred thousandcien mil
two hundreddoscientos
three hundredtrescientos
five hundred peoplequinientas personas
five hundred and onequinientos uno
seven hundred eurossetecientos euros
nine hundred poundsnovecientas libras
a hundred per centcien por cien
to live to be a hundredllegar a los cien años
the hundred and firstel centésimo primero
2. (= figure) → ciento m
3. (= large number) in hundreds, by the hundreda centenares
for hundreds of thousands of yearsdurante centenares de miles de años
hundreds of peoplecentenares de personas
I've got hundreds of letters to writetengo que escribir cientos de cartas
I've told you hundreds of timeste lo he dicho cientos or centenares de veces
I've got a hundred and one things to dotengo la mar de cosas que hacer
B. CPD the Hundred Years' War Nla Guerra de los Cien Años
"Ciento" or "cien"?
 Use cien before a noun (even when it follows mil):
...a or one hundred soldiers... ...cien soldados... ...eleven hundred metres... cien metros...
! Don't translate numbers like eleven hundred literally. Translate their equivalent in thousands and hundreds instead.
 Use cien before mil and millón:
...a or one hundred thousand dollars... ...cien mil dólares... ...a or one hundred million lira... ...cien millones de liras...
 But use ciento before another number:
...a or one hundred and sixteen stamps... ...ciento dieciséis sellos...
 When hundred follows another number, use the compound forms (doscientos, -as, trescientos, -as ) which must agree with the noun:
...two hundred and fifty women... ...doscientas cincuenta mujeres...


[ˈhʌndrəd] numcent
a hundred euros → cent euros
five hundred → cinq cents
five hundred and one → cinq cent un
about a hundred → une centaine
about a hundred ... → une centaine de ...
about a hundred people → une centaine de personnes
hundreds of ... → des centaines de ...
hundreds of people → des centaines de personnes
hundreds [people] → des centaines de personnes
Hundreds died in the fighting → Des centaines de personnes sont mortes au combat.
a hundred (+ noun)cent
a hundred people → cent personnes
a hundred dollars → cent dollars
one hundred (+ noun)cent
one hundred people → cent personnes
one hundred dollars → cent dollars
a hundred per cent (+ adj)absolument
I'm a hundred per cent sure → J'en suis absolument certain.


adjhundert; a or one hundred years(ein)hundert Jahre; two/several hundred yearszweihundert/mehrere hundert or Hundert Jahre; a or one hundred and one (lit)(ein)hundert(und)eins; (fig)tausend; a or one hundred and two/ten(ein)hundert(und)zwei/-zehn; (one) hundred and first/second etchundert(und)erste(r, s)/-zweite(r, s) etc; a or one hundred thousand(ein)hunderttausend; a hundred-mile walkein Hundertmeilenmarsch; a or one hundred per centhundert Prozent; a (one) hundred per cent increaseeine hundertprozentige Erhöhung, eine Erhöhung von or um hundert Prozent; a or one hundred per cent inflationeine Inflationsrate von hundert Prozent; I’m not a or one hundred per cent fit/sureich bin nicht hundertprozentig fit/sicher; I agree with you one hundred per centich stimme hundertprozentig mit Ihnen überein; the Hundred Years’ War (Hist) → der Hundertjährige Krieg; never in a hundred years!nie im Leben!
nhundert num; (written figure) → Hundert f; hundreds (lit, fig)hunderte or Hunderte pl; (Math: figures in column) → Hunderter pl; to count in hundredsin hunderten or Hunderten zählen; to count up to a or one hundredbis hundert zählen; the hundreds column (Math) → die Hunderterspalte; one in a hundredeiner unter hundert; eighty out of a hundredachtzig von hundert; an audience of a or one/two hundredhundert/zweihundert Zuschauer; hundreds of timeshundertmal, hunderte or Hunderte von Malen; hundreds and hundredsHunderte und Aberhunderte, hunderte und aberhunderte; hundreds of or and thousandshunderttausende or Hunderttausende pl; hundreds and thousands (Cook) → Liebesperlen pl; he earns nine hundred a monther verdient neunhundert im Monat; I’ll lay (you) a hundred to oneich wette hundert gegen eins; to sell something by the hundred (lit, fig)etw im Hundert verkaufen; it’ll cost you a hundreddas wird dich einen Hunderter kosten; to live to be a hundredhundert Jahre alt werden; they came in (their) hundreds or by the hundredsie kamen zu hunderten or Hunderten


1. adjcento inv
about a hundred people → un centinaio di persone
a hundred and one → centouno
hundred and first → centounesimo/a
I'm a hundred per cent sure → sono sicuro/a al cento per cento
2. ncento m inv
to live to be a hundred → vivere fino all'età di cent'anni (less exactly) → diventare centenario/a
hundreds of people → centinaia fpl di persone
they came in their hundreds → sono arrivati a centinaia


(ˈhandrəd) noun
1. (plural ˈhundred) the number 100. Ten times ten is a hundred; more than one/a hundred; There must be at least six hundred of them here.
2. the figure 100.
3. the age of 100. She's over a hundred; a man of a hundred.
4. (plural ˈhundred) a hundred pounds or dollars. I lost several hundred at the casino last night.
1. 100 in number. six hundred people; a few hundred pounds.
2. aged 100. He is a hundred today.
a hundred-dollar bill.
ˈhundredfold adjective, adverb
one hundred times as much or as great. Production has increased a hundredfold.
ˈhundredth noun
1. one of a hundred equal parts.
2. (also adjective) (the) last of a hundred (people, things etc) or (the person, thing etc) in an equivalent position.
ˈhundreds of
1. several hundred. He has hundreds of pounds in the bank.
2. very many. I've got hundreds of things to do.


مِئَةٌ sto hundrede hundert εκατό cien sata cent sto cento 100 honderd hundre sto cem сто hundra หนึ่งร้อย yüz trăm 一百
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With her pretty hair tucked into a little cap, arms bared to the elbow, and a checked apron which had a coquettish look in spite of the bib, the young housewife fell to work, feeling no doubts about her success, for hadn't she seen Hannah do it hundreds of times?
The old man had listed hundreds of the truths in his book.
He has come across some old manuscripts, or ancient document records, referring to this valley, and they state, according to this article he has written for the magazine, that somewhere in the valley is a wonderful city, traces of which have been found twenty to forty feet below the surface, on which great trees are growing, showing that the city was covered hundreds, if not thousands, of years ago.
Within a week all the blooming roads had been despoiled, hundreds of miles of yellow sunflowers had been transformed into brown, rattling, burry stalks.
Hundreds of Frenchmen saw the sun that day for the last time; and even their leader, Dieskau himself, fell into our hands, so cut and torn with the lead, that he has gone back to his own country, unfit for further acts in war.
Sometimes we saw hundreds in a drove, and the numbers about the salt springs were amazing.
This was made evident, one day, when a political procession, with hundreds of flaunting banners, and drums, fifes, clarions, and cymbals, reverberating between the rows of buildings, marched all through town, and trailed its length of trampling footsteps, and most infrequent uproar, past the ordinarily quiet House of the Seven Gables.
For, thought Starbuck, I am here in this critical ocean to kill whales for my living, and not to be killed by them for theirs; and that hundreds of men had been so killed Starbuck well knew.
As when the stricken whale, that from the tub has reeled out hundreds of fathoms of rope; as, after deep sounding, he floats up again, and shows the slackened curling line buoyantly rising and spiralling towards the air; so now, Starbuck saw long coils of the umbilical cord of Madame Leviathan, by which the young cub seemed still tethered to its dam.
Long strings of young horses out of the country, fresh from the marshes; and droves of shaggy little Welsh ponies, no higher than Merrylegs; and hundreds of cart horses of all sorts, some of them with their long tails braided up and tied with scarlet cord; and a good many like myself, handsome and high-bred, but fallen into the middle class, through some accident or blemish, unsoundness of wind, or some other complaint.
By him you were sure to be cheated unmercifully, and that even though you thought yourself the dearest of the hundreds of friends he had.
That anecdote never saw the day that it was worth the telling; and yet I had sat under the telling of it hundreds and thousands and millions and billions of times, and cried and cursed all the way through.