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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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