hundred

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English[edit]

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English numbers
1000
100
10
    Cardinal : hundred
    Ordinal : hundredth

Alternative forms[edit]

  • Arabic numerals: 100 (see for numerical forms in other scripts)
  • Roman numerals: C
  • ISO prefix: hecto-
  • Exponential notation: 102

Etymology[edit]

From Old English hundred, from Proto-Germanic *hundaradą, from *hundą (from Proto-Indo-European *ḱm̥tóm) + *radą (count). Compare West Frisian hûndert, Dutch honderd, Low German hunnert, hunnerd, German Hundert, Danish hundred.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK, US) enPR: hŭnʹdrĭd, IPA(key): /ˈhʌn.dɹɪd/
  • (file)
  • (mostly nonstandard) IPA(key): /ˈhʌn.dɚd/, /ˈhʌn.d͡ʒɚd/
  • Hyphenation: hun‧dred

Numeral[edit]

hundred (plural hundreds)

  1. (cardinal) A numerical value equal to 100 (102), occurring after ninety-nine.
    hundreds of places, hundreds of thousands of faces
    a hundred, one hundred
    nineteen hundred, one thousand nine hundred
    • 2006 November 3, Susan Allport (guest), “Getting the skinny on fat”, Talk of the Nation: Science Friday, National Public Radio:
      That has really soared over the past a hundred years or so.
    • 2008 January 21, John Eggerton (interviewee), “The FCC's New Rules for Media Ownership”, Justice Talking, National Public Radio:
      [I]t applies to only the top twenty markets in removing the ban, whereas in two thousand three the FCC was essentially proposing removing it let's say in the top a hundred and seventy markets.
    • 2009 October 13, Lourdes Garcia-Navarro, “In Israel, Kibbutz Life Undergoes Reinvention”, All Things Considered, National Public Radio:
      Hanaton [] was founded in the nineteen eighties, but from the original a hundred and fourteen members, by two thousand and six, only eleven were left.
    • 2009 October 21, John Ydstie, “U.S. To Order Bailout Firms To Cut Exec Pay”, All Things Considered, National Public Radio:
      Overall, the top a hundred and seventy-five executives at the companies []
    • 2011, Kory Stamper, “What ‘Ironic’ Really Means” [1], “Ask the Editor”, Merriam-Webster:
      Ironic has been used vaguely at best for a good a hundred and fifty years.

Usage notes[edit]

Unlike cardinal numerals up to ninety-nine, the word hundred is a noun like dozen and needs a determiner to function as a numeral.

  • a hundred men / one hundred men / the hundred men
  • compare a dozen men / one dozen men / the dozen men
  • compare ten men / the ten men

Hundred can be used also in plurals. It doesn't take -s when preceded by a determiner.

  • two hundred men / some hundred men
  • hundreds of men

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Noun[edit]

hundred (plural hundreds)

  1. (US, Canada) A hundred-dollar bill.
  2. (historical) An administrative subdivision of southern English counties formerly reckoned as comprising 100 hides
  3. (historical) Similar divisions in other areas, particularly in other areas of Britain or the British Empire
  4. (cricket) A score of one hundred runs or more scored by a batsman.
    He made a hundred in the historic match.

Hypernyms[edit]

  • (administrative division): See county

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Hyponyms[edit]

  • (administrative division): See carucate (1/100 hundred & for smaller divisions)

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Danish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse hundrað (hundred), from Proto-Germanic *hundaradą, from *hundą (< Proto-Indo-European *ḱm̥tóm) + *radą (count).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /hunrəd/, [ˈhunɐð]

Numeral[edit]

hundred

  1. (cardinal) hundred

Noun[edit]

hundred n (plural indefinite hundreder or hundred, plural definite hundrederne)

  1. a unit of about one hundred

Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *hundaradą (telling of 100), from *hundą (< Proto-Indo-European *ḱm̥tóm) + *radą (count). Cognate with Old Frisian hundred, Old Saxon hunderod, Middle Dutch hondert (Dutch honderd), Old High German hundert (German Hundert), Old Norse hundrað (120; 100) (Swedish hundra (100)).

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Numeral[edit]

hundred

  1. (cardinal) hundred