- Arabic numerals: 1000 (see for numerical forms in other scripts)
- Roman numerals: M
- ISO prefix: kilo-
- Exponential notation: 103
From Middle English thousend, thusand, from Old English þūsend (“thousand”), from Proto-Germanic *þūsundī (“thousand”). Cognate with Scots thousand (“thousand”), Saterland Frisian duusend (“thousand”), West Frisian tûzen (“thousand”), Dutch duizend (“thousand”), German tausend (“thousand”), Danish tusind (“thousand”), Swedish tusen (“thousand”), Icelandic þúsund (“thousand”).
- (UK) IPA(key): /ˈθaʊz(ə)nd/
- (US) IPA(key): /ˈθaʊz(ə)nd/, [ˈθaʊ̯z(ɪ̈)nd]
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- Hyphenation: thou‧sand
thousand (plural thousands)
- (cardinal) A numerical value equal to 1,000 = 10 × 100 = 103
- The company earned fifty thousand dollars last month.
- Many thousands of people came to the conference.
- a thousand men / one thousand men / the thousand men
- compare a dozen men / one dozen men / the dozen men
- compare ten men / the ten men
Thousand can be used also in plurals. It doesn't take -s when preceded by a determiner.
- two thousand men / some thousand men
- thousands of men / dozens of thousands of men
- hundreds and thousands, mother of thousands, Thousand Islands, thousandfold, thousandth, thousandaire