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| Cardinal : hundred
Ordinal : hundredth
- Arabic numerals: 100 (see for numerical forms in other scripts)
- Roman numerals: C
- ISO prefix: hecto-
- Exponential notation: 102
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.
- enPR: hŭnʹdrəd, hŭnʹdrĭd, IPA(key): /ˈhʌndɹəd/, /ˈhʌndɹɪd/
- (mostly nonstandard) IPA(key): /ˈhʌndɚd/, /ˈhʌnd͡ʒɚd/
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- Hyphenation: hun‧dred
hundred (plural hundreds)
- (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” , “Ask the Editor”, Merriam-Webster:
- Ironic has been used vaguely at best for a good a hundred and fifty years.
- 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
hundred (plural hundreds)
- A hundred-dollar bill, or any other note denominated 100 (e.g. a hundred euros).
- (historical) An administrative subdivision of southern English counties formerly reckoned as comprising 100 hides (households or families) and notionally equal to 12,000 acres.
- (by extension, historical) Similar divisions in other areas, particularly in other areas of Britain or the British Empire
- (cricket) A score of one hundred runs or more scored by a batsman.
- He made a hundred in the historic match.
- (US hundred-dollar bill): Franklin, yard, c-note
- (administrative division): barony (Ireland), see commote (Wales)
- (cricket: hundred runs): century
- (administrative division): See carucate (1/100 hundred & for smaller divisions)
- a unit of about one hundred
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”)).