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Definition of "thousand" []

  • The cardinal number equal to 10 × 100 or 103. (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 "thousand" in a sentence
  • "Of eight thousand two hundred and twenty-three male teachers in 1860, _three thousand_ went to the war, showing that it is among her most intelligent and instructed classes that we are to look for the patriotism of"
  • "Will our readers believe it -- there were only five hundred tureens of turtle, or two thousand five hundred pints, or _five thousand_ basins, amongst not quite fifteen hundred guests, -- only two basins and a half a man, -- for the first course!"
  • "I may mention that Mrs. Harriot Stanton Blatch, in urging her sister women at various mass meetings to sign this pledge, made the impressive estimate that, by practising these economies during a two years 'war, a hundred thousand well-to-do American women might save a _thousand million dollars_."