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Definition of "hundred" []

  • The cardinal number equal to 10 × 10 or 102. (noun)
  • The number in the third position left of the decimal point in an Arabic numeral. (noun)
  • A one-hundred-dollar bill. (noun)
  • The numbers between 100 and 999: an attendance figure estimated in the hundreds. (noun)
  • An administrative division of some counties in England and the United States. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "hundred" in a sentence
  • "But a little consideration will satisfy the people that the effect is the same as if _seven hundred dollars_ were given them from the public Treasury, for which they were at the same time required to pay in taxes, direct or indirect, _eight hundred_."
  • ""Wages will keep on rising, little by little, little by little, as steadily as a tree grows, and at the end of three hundred and forty years more there'll be at least _one_ country where the mechanic's average wage will be _two hundred_ cents a day!""
  • "And this only the aggregate of eight different papers, while Boston alone now has _one hundred and forty_ papers and periodicals of all sorts, and the State of Massachusetts nearly _three hundred_!"