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hundred

EnglishEdit

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Alternative formsEdit

  • Arabic numerals: 100 (see for numerical forms in other scripts)
  • Roman numerals: C
  • ISO prefix: hecto-
  • Exponential notation: 102

EtymologyEdit

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.

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK, US) enPR: hŭnʹdrĭd, IPA(key): /ˈhʌn.dɹɪd/
  • (file)
  • (mostly nonstandard) IPA(key): /ˈhʌn.dɚd/, /ˈhʌn.d͡ʒɚd/
  • Hyphenation: hun‧dred

NumeralEdit

hundred (plural hundreds)

  1. (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” [1], “Ask the Editor”, Merriam-Webster:
      Ironic has been used vaguely at best for a good a hundred and fifty years.

Usage notesEdit

Unlike cardinal numerals up to ninety-nine, the word hundred is a noun like dozen and needs a determiner to function as a numeral.

  • 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

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NounEdit

hundred (plural hundreds)

  1. (US, Canada) A hundred-dollar bill.
  2. (historical) An administrative subdivision of land in southern English counties and in other countries.
  3. (cricket) A score of one hundred runs or more scored by a batsman.
    He made a hundred in the historic match.

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DanishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse hundrað (hundred), from Proto-Germanic *hundaradą, from *hundą (< Proto-Indo-European *ḱm̥tóm) + *radą (count).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /hunrəd/, [ˈhunɐð]

NumeralEdit

hundred

  1. (cardinal) hundred

NounEdit

hundred n (plural indefinite hundreder or hundred, plural definite hundrederne)

  1. a unit of about one hundred

Old EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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)).

PronunciationEdit

NumeralEdit

hundred

  1. (cardinal) hundred