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## thou·sand

(thou′zənd)
n.
The cardinal number equal to 10 × 100 or 103.

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

## thousand

(ˈθaʊzənd)
n
1. (Mathematics) the cardinal number that is the product of 10 and 100. See also number1
2. (Mathematics) a numeral, 1000, 103, M, etc, representing this number
3. (often plural) a very large but unspecified number, amount, or quantity: they are thousands of miles away.
4. (plural) the numbers 2000–9999: the price of the picture was in the thousands.
5. (Mathematics) the amount or quantity that is one hundred times greater than ten
6. something represented by, representing, or consisting of 1000 units
7. (Mathematics) maths the position containing a digit representing that number followed by three zeros: in 4760, 4 is in the thousand's place.
determiner
8.
a. amounting to a thousand: a thousand ships.
b. (as pronoun): a thousand is hardly enough.
9. amounting to 1000 times a particular scientific unit
[Old English thūsend; related to Old Saxon thūsind, Old High German thūsunt, Old Norse thūsund]

## thou•sand

(ˈθaʊ zənd)

n., pl. -sands, (as after a numeral) -sand, n.
1. a cardinal number, 10 times 100.
2. a symbol for this number, as 1000 or M.
3. a set of this many persons or things.
4. thousands,
a. the numbers between 1000 and 999,999, as in referring to money.
b. a great number or amount.
5. Also called thou′sand's place`.
a. (in a mixed number) the position of the fourth digit to the left of the decimal point.
b. (in a whole number) the position of the fourth digit from the right.
6. amounting to 1000 in number.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English thūsend, c. Old Frisian thūsend, Old High German dūsunt, Old Norse thūsund, Gothic thusundi]

## thousand

A thousand or one thousand is the number 1,000.

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

We'll give you a thousand dollars for the story.
There was a ship about one thousand yards off shore.

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

Be Careful!
Don't change the word thousand when you put another number in front of it. Don't say, for example, 'five thousands'. Say 'five thousand'.

I'll pay you seven thousand dollars.
We have five thousand acres.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
 Noun 1 thousand - the cardinal number that is the product of 10 and 100large integer - an integer equal to or greater than tenmillenary - a sum or aggregate of one thousand (especially one thousand years) Adj. 1 thousand - denoting a quantity consisting of 1,000 items or unitscardinal - being or denoting a numerical quantity but not order; "cardinal numbers"

## thousand

determiner
Related words
prefix kilo-
Translations
000000 الرَّقَم1أَلْفألْف
milmilenarmiler
tisíc
tusindtusinde
mil
tuhat
هزار
tuhat
tisuću
ezerezres: az ezres szám
ribu
òúsundþúsund
1000
miliamille
tūkstantistūkstantoji dalistūkstančiaitūkstančiotūkstantasis
tūkstoštūkstotis
mie
tisíc
tisoč
tusen
หนึ่งพัน
binbin dolar
тисяча
nghìn

## thousand

[ˈθaʊzənd]
B. Nmil m
a thousand; one thousandmil
two/five thousanddos/cinco mil
a thousand and one/twomil uno/dos
I've got a thousand and one things to dotengo la mar de cosas que hacer
they sell them by the thousandlos venden a millares
in their thousands
thousands ofmiles de ...
I've told you a thousand times or thousands of timeste lo he dicho mil veces

## thousand

[ˈθaʊzənd] nummille
one thousand → mille
a thousand → mille
a thousand euros → mille euros
two thousand pounds →
thousands of people → des milliers de personnes
thousands of times → des milliers de fois

## thousand

adjtausend; a thousand(ein)tausend; two thousandzweitausend; a thousand timestausendmal; a thousand and one/twotausend(und)eins/-zwei; I died a thousand deaths (inf: = was embarrassed) → ich wäre fast in den Boden versunken; (= was afraid)ich habe tausend Ängste ausgestanden; I have a thousand and one (different) things to do (inf)ich habe tausenderlei or tausend Dinge zu tun; Thousand Island dressingThousand-Islands-Dressing nt
nTausend nt; the thousands (Math) → die Tausender pl; there were thousands of people presentes waren Tausende or tausende (von Menschen) anwesend; the year three thousand; people arrived in their thousandsdie Menschen kamen zu tausenden or Tausenden

## thousand

[ˈθaʊznd]
2. nmille m inv
one/two/five thousand → mille/duemila/cinquemila
a thousand and one/two → mille e uno/due
about a thousand → circa un migliaio
in their thousands, by the thousand → a migliaia
thousands of → migliaia fpl di

## thousand

(ˈθauzənd) plurals ˈthousand ~ˈthousands noun
1. the number 1,000. one thousand; two thousand; several thousand.
2. the figure 1,000.
3. a thousand pounds or dollars. This cost us several thousand(s).
1,000 in number. a few thousand people; I have a couple of thousand pounds.
thousand-
having a thousand (of something). a thousand-mile journey.
ˈthousandth noun
1. one of a thousand equal parts.
2. (also adjective) the last of a thousand (people, things etc) or (the person, thing etc) in an equivalent position.
thousands of
1. several thousand. He's got thousands of pounds in the bank.
2. lots of. I've read thousands of books.

## thousand

tisíc tusind tuhat tisuću 1000 tusen หนึ่งพัน nghìn
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The Mayas had a peculiar civilization of their own, thousands of years ago, and their calendar system was so involved "
The snow did not fall this time, it simply spilled out of heaven, like thousands of featherbeds being emptied.
It is now becoming obscured by time; and thousands, who know that Montcalm died like a hero on the plains of Abraham, have yet to learn how much he was deficient in that moral courage without which no man can be truly great.
Thousands beheld him, a week or two ago, on the point of finging himself thence into the street.
Posted like silent sentinels all around the town, stand thousands upon thousands of mortal men fixed in ocean reveries.
That for six thousand years --and no one knows how many millions of ages before --the great whales should have been spouting all over the sea, and sprinkling and mistifying the gardens of the deep, as with so many sprinkling or mistifying pots; and that for some centuries back, thousands of hunters should have been close by the fountain of the whale, watching these sprinklings and spoutings --that all this should be, and yet, that down to this blessed minute (fifteen and a quarter minutes past one o'clock P.
Yes, it is very fine then; but when thousands of good brave men and horses are killed or crippled for life, it has a very different look.
To the two who stood watching while the darkness swallowed it up, it seemed a dream of wonder, with its talc of human energy, of things being done, of employment for thousands upon thousands of men, of opportunity and freedom, of life and love and joy.
I really wanted you to try with one child, who is a specimen of thousands among us.
There are thousands who are in opinion opposed to slavery and to the war, who yet in effect do nothing to put an end to them; who, esteeming themselves children of Washington and Franklin, sit down with their hands in their pockets, and say that they know not what to do, and do nothing; who even postpone the question of freedom to the question of free trade, and quietly read the prices-current along with the latest advices from Mexico, after dinner, and, it may be, fall asleep over them both.
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.

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