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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]
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## 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.
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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"
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## thousand

determiner
Related words
prefix kilo-
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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
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## 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
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## 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
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## 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
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## 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.
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## thousand

tisíc tusind tuhat tisuću 1000 tusen หนึ่งพัน nghìn
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References in classic literature ?
Writing out on note paper in his minute hand all that he owed, he added up the amount and found that his debts amounted to seventeen thousand and some odd hundreds, which he left out for the sake of clearness.
A filled straight belonging to French Louis gave him a pot of five thousand against two sets of threes held by Campbell and Kearns.
A weight of four thousand pounds is represented by a displacement of the air amounting to forty-four thousand eight hundred and forty-seven cubic feet; or, in other words, forty-four thousand eight hundred and forty-seven cubic feet of air weigh about four thousand pounds.
This was to be not only the longest of all telephone lines, strung on ten thousand poles; it was to be a line de luxe, built of glistening red copper, not iron.
Even in earlier days he was not a man; and now!-- Oh, how gladly I could throw those fifty thousand roubles in his face, and spit in it, and then rub the spittle in!"
The score against him reached the fateful sum of forty-three thousand. Rostov had just prepared a card, by bending the corner of which he meant to double the three thousand just put down to his score, when Dolokhov, slamming down the pack of cards, put it aside and began rapidly adding up the total of Rostov's debt, breaking the chalk as he marked the figures in his clear, bold hand.
"But you ain't got the money to buy 'm," Daughtry replied, when the other had increased his first offer of five hundred dollars for Michael to a thousand.
"What if, instead of a thousand, I should find two thousand?
a fellow like that must be well worth a hundred thousand crowns."
The shares are hundred dollar ones, and there are ten thousand of them.
Godfrey Ablewhite the sum of two thousand pounds, on condition that the Moonstone was to be deposited with him as a pledge.
"Just so; fifteen thousand francs, do you understand?"

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