cent

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English[edit]

English Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Old French cent, from Latin centum, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱm̥tóm.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

English Wikipedia has an article on:
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cent (plural cents or cent)

  1. (money) A subunit of currency equal to one-hundredth of the main unit of currency in many countries. Symbol: ¢.
    • 2015 November 22, John Oliver, “Pennies”, in Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, season 3, episode 35, HBO:
      It's true. 1.7 cents to make 1 cent. That really makes the phrase “you have to spend money to make money” ring painfully true.
  2. (informal) A small sum of money.
    He blew every last cent.
  3. (money) A subunit of currency equal to one-hundredth of the euro.
  4. (money) A coin having face value of one cent (in either of the above senses).
  5. (music) A hundredth of a half step.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Due to the differing plural formats used in European languages, it is common to use the word cent as a plural throughout the Eurozone.

Synonyms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

Translations[edit]

The translations below need to be checked and inserted above into the appropriate translation tables, removing any numbers. Numbers do not necessarily match those in definitions. See instructions at Wiktionary:Entry layout#Translations.

See also[edit]

Abbreviation[edit]

cent

  1. century

References[edit]

  • cent in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
  • cent at OneLook Dictionary Search

Anagrams[edit]


Catalan[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Occitan cent, from Latin centum, from Proto-Italic *kentom, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱm̥tóm.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (standard)
  • (before a vowel) IPA(key): /ˈsent/
  • (before a consonant or a pause) IPA(key): /ˈsen/

Numeral[edit]

Catalan cardinal numbers
 <  99 100 101  > 
    Cardinal : cent
    Ordinal : centè
Catalan Wikipedia article on cent

cent m, f

  1. (cardinal) hundred
Usage notes[edit]
  • Catalan cardinal numbers may be used as masculine or feminine adjectives, except un/una (1), dos/dues (2), cents/centes (100s) and its compounds. When used as nouns, Catalan cardinal numbers are treated as masculine singular nouns in most contexts, but in expressions involving time such as la una i trenta (1:30) or les dues (two o'clock), they are feminine because the feminine noun hora has been elided.
Derived terms[edit]

Noun[edit]

cent m (plural cents)

  1. hundred

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from English cent. These senses of the word cent in Catalan derive from the inversion of meaning that took place in English where it was used to indicate one hundredth.

Noun[edit]

cent m (plural cents)

  1. (music) cent (a hundredth of a half step)
  2. (money) cent (A subunit of currency equal to one-hundredth of the euro.)
Related terms[edit]
  • cèntim (A subunit of currency equal to one-hundredth of the base unit.)

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Old French cent (hundred), from Latin centum, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱm̥tóm.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

cent m (plural centen, diminutive centje n)

  1. (money) cent, a subunit of currency equal to one-hundredth of the main unit of the Dutch guilder.
  2. (money) cent, a subunit of currency equal to one-hundredth of the euro.

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Esperanto[edit]

Esperanto cardinal numbers
 <  99 100 101  > 
    Cardinal : cent
    Ordinal : centa
    Adverbial : cente
    Multiplier : centobla
    Fractional : centona

Etymology[edit]

From Latin centum.

Pronunciation[edit]

Number[edit]

cent

  1. (cardinal) hundred
    • 1907, L. L. Zamenhof (tr.), La revizoro, Paris: Esperantista Centra Librejo, translation of Ревизор by Nikolaj Vasiljeviĉ Gogol, Acto kvara:
      Ĉu vi, Pjotr Ivanoviĉ, ne havas cent rublojn?
      Do you, Pjotr Ivanovich, not have one hundred rubles?

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French[edit]

French cardinal numbers
 <  99 100 101  > 
    Cardinal : cent
    Ordinal : centième

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle French cent, from Old French cent, from Latin centum, from Proto-Italic *kentom, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱm̥tóm.

Pronunciation[edit]

Number

Numeral[edit]

cent

  1. (cardinal) hundred

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Garifuna: san
  • Haitian Creole: san

Related terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from English cent, itself from Old French.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

cent m (plural cents)

  1. (money) cent (one-hundredth of a dollar or of a euro)

Synonyms[edit]

  • (euro): centime
  • (dollar): cenne (colloquial, Canada), sou (slang, North America)

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Further reading[edit]


Friulian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin centum, from Proto-Italic *kentom, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱm̥tóm.

Numeral[edit]

cent

  1. (cardinal) hundred

Ido[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Back-formation from cento.

Pronunciation[edit]

Numeral[edit]

cent

  1. hundred (100)

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from English centFrench centGerman CentItalian centRussian цент (cent)Spanish centavo.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

cent (plural cents or cent-i)

  1. (numismatics) cent

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English cent.

Noun[edit]

cent m (invariable)

  1. cent (US coin)
  2. euro cent (European coin)

Old French[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin centum.

Noun[edit]

cent m (oblique plural cenz or centz, nominative singular cenz or centz, nominative plural cent)

  1. one hundred

Descendants[edit]

  • Dutch: cent
  • English: cent (see there for further descendants)
  • Middle French: cent
    • French: cent
      • Garifuna: san
      • Haitian Creole: san
  • Walloon: cint

Polish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin centum or English cent.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

cent m anim

  1. cent

Declension[edit]


Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English cent.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

cȅnt m (Cyrillic spelling це̏нт)

  1. cent (hundredth of a dollar, euro, etc.)
  2. (music) cent (hundredth of a semitone)

Declension[edit]


Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English cent.

Noun[edit]

cent c

  1. cent; a subunit of currency

Declension[edit]

Declension of cent 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative cent centen cent centen
Genitive cents centens cents centens

References[edit]