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n., pl. -sands, (as after a numeral) -sand, n.
A thousand or one thousand is the number 1,000.
You can say that there are a thousand things or one thousand things.
Don't say that there are 'thousand' things.
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'.
|Noun||1.||thousand - the cardinal number that is the product of 10 and 100|
large integer - an integer equal to or greater than ten
millenary - a sum or aggregate of one thousand (especially one thousand years)
|Adj.||1.||thousand - denoting a quantity consisting of 1,000 items or units|
cardinal - being or denoting a numerical quantity but not order; "cardinal numbers"
a thousand; one thousand → mil
two/five thousand → dos/cinco mil
a thousand and one/two → mil uno/dos
I've got a thousand and one things to do → tengo la mar de cosas que hacer
they sell them by the thousand → los venden a millares
in their thousands → a millares
thousands of → miles de ...
I've told you a thousand times or thousands of times → te lo he dicho mil veces