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century Explained

century at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


century at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

14c., "one hundred (of anything)," from L. centuria "group of one hundred" (including a measure of land and a division of the Roman army headed by a centurion), from centum "hundred." The Mod.E. meaning is 1638, short for century of years. ///

century at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n plural centuries [C] // [Date: 1300-1400; Language: Latin; Origin: centuria, from centum; CENT]//
1 one of the 100-year periods measured from before or after the year of Christ's birth: the 11th/18th/21st etc century // --The church was built in the 13th century.// the next/last century // --by the beginning of the next century// --twentieth-century art forms such as Cubism// --the story of life on a small farm at the turn of the century (=the beginning of the century) //
2 a period of 100 years: --many centuries ago//
3 100 runs scored by one cricket player in an innings:

century at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

132 Moby Thesaurus words for "century":
C, C-note, G, G-note, abundant year, academic year, aeon, age,
ages, annum, bicentenary, bicentennial, bissextile year, buck,
calendar month, calendar year, cartwheel, cent, cental, centare,
centenarian, centenary, centennial, centennium, centigram,
centimeter, centipede, centistere, centred, centref, centrev,
centumvir, centumvirate, centurion, common year, copper, cwt, day,
decade, decennary, decennium, defective year, dime, dollar,
dollar bill, eternity, fifty cents, fin, fiscal year, fish,
five cents, five hundred dollars, five-dollar bill,
five-hundred-dollar bill, five-spot, fiver, fortnight, four bits,
frogskin, grand, gross, half G, half a C, half dollar, half grand,
hecatomb, hour, hundred, hundred-dollar bill, hundredweight,
iron man, leap year, long, long hundred, long time, long while,
lunar month, lunar year, lunation, luster, lustrum, man-hour,
microsecond, mill, millennium, millisecond, minute, moment, month,
month of Sundays, moon, nickel, one C, penny, quarter,
quinquennium, red cent, regular year, right smart spell, sawbuck,
second, semester, sesquicentenary, sesquicentennial, session,
sidereal year, silver dollar, skin, smacker, solar year, sun,
ten cents, ten-spot, tenner, tercentenary, tercentennial, term,
thousand dollars, thousand-dollar bill, trimester, twelvemonth,
twenty-dollar bill, twenty-five cents, two bits, two-dollar bill,
two-spot, week, weekday, yard, year, years, years on end

century at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

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century at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

noun (plural centuries)
1 a period of 100 years
2 (abbreviation c, cent.) any of the periods of 100 years before or after the birth of Christ:
the 20th century (= AD19012000 or 19001999) * eighteenth-century writers * By the close of this century another two billion people will have been born.
3 (in cricket) a score of 100 RUNS by one player in one INNINGS

CENTURY at English => English (Bouviers Law) Of Explained:

erson or a business company to pay a particular amount of money for sth:
Granada mounted a hostile takeover bid for Forte. * At the auction (= a public sale where things are so

Century at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Century \Cen"tu*ry\, n.; pl. {Centuries}. [L. centuria (in
senses 1 & 3), fr. centum a hundred: cf. F. centurie. See
1. A hundred; as, a century of sonnets; an aggregate of a
hundred things. [Archaic.]

And on it said a century of prayers. --Shak.

2. A period of a hundred years; as, this event took place
over two centuries ago.

Note: Century, in the reckoning of time, although often used
in a general way of any series of hundred consecutive
years (as, a century of temperance work), usually
signifies a division of the Christian era, consisting
of a period of one hundred years ending with the
hundredth year from which it is named; as, the first
century ({a}. {d}. 1-100 inclusive); the seventh
century ({a}.{d}. 601-700); the eighteenth century
({a}.{d}. 1701-1800). With words or phrases connecting
it with some other system of chronology it is used of
similar division of those eras; as, the first century
of Rome (A.U.C. 1-100).

3. (Rom. Antiq.)
(a) A division of the Roman people formed according to
their property, for the purpose of voting for civil
(b) One of sixty companies into which a legion of the army
was divided. It was Commanded by a centurion.

{Century plant} (Bot.), the {Agave Americana}, formerly
supposed to flower but once in a century; -- hence the
name. See {Agave}.

{The Magdeburg Centuries}, an ecclesiastical history of the
first thirteen centuries, arranged in thirteen volumes,
compiled in the 16th century by Protestant scholars at

century at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n 1: 100 years
2: ten 10s [syn: {hundred}, {100}, {C}, {one C}, {centred}]

century at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: wikipedia » Century



From Inter: etyl » la Inter: term » centuria|lang=la, from Inter: term » centum||one hundred|lang=la.


* Inter: a » UK Inter: IPA » /ˈsɛn.tʃə.ɹiː/
  • Inter: a » US Inter: IPA » /ˈsɛn.tʃɚ.i/
  • Inter: audio » en-us-century.ogg|Audio (US)


    Inter: en-noun » centur|ies

  • A period of 100 consecutive years; often specifically a numbered period with conventional start and end dates, e.g., the twentieth century, which stretches from (strictly) 1901 through 2000, or (informally) 1900 through 1999. The first century AD was from 1 to 100; a yearhundred.
    1. A unit in ancient Roman, originally of 100 army soldiers as part of a cohort, later of more varied sizes (but typically containing 60 to 70 or 80) soldiers or other men (guards, police, firemen), commanded by a centurion.
    2. A political division of ancient Rome, meeting in the Centuriate Assembly.
    3. Inter: archai » c A hundred things; a hundred.
    4. 1621, Robert Burton, The Anatomy of Melancholy, II.4.2.i:
    5. : 'tis the subject of whole books: I might cite a century of authors pro and con.
    6. Inter: cricke » t A hundred runs scored either by a single player in one innings, or by two players in a partnership.
    7. Inter: US » cycling A ride 100 miles in length.
    8. Inter: US » informal A banknote in the denomination of one hundred dollars.

      Usage notes

      Neither the word century itself nor phrases like the twentieth century are proper nouns. Therefore "in the twentieth century", "in the 20th century", and the like should be written with lowercase letters, except in contexts (like book titles) where even common nouns are capitalized.


      * Inter: sense » period of 100 consecutive years yearhundred

  • Inter: sense » Roman army unit centuria

    Derived terms

    Inter: rel-top » Terms derived from century
  • centuried
  • century break

  • Inter: rel-botto » m

    Related terms

    * centurion


    Inter: trans-top » 100 years
    • Afrikaans: Inter: t- » af|eeu
    • Albanian: Inter: t- » sq|shekull|m
    • Arabic: Inter: t+ » ar|قرن|tr=qarn
    • Aragonese: Inter: t+ » an|sieglo|m
    • Armenian: Inter: t+ » hy|դար|tr=dar
    • Asturian: Inter: t+ » ast|sieglu|m, Inter: t- » ast|centuria|f
    • Aymara: Inter: t- » ay|patacmara
    • Azeri: Inter: t- » az|əsr
    • Basque: Inter: t- » eu|mende, Inter: t- » eu|gizaldi
    • Breton: Inter: t+ » br|kantved|m
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|век|m, Inter: t+ » bg|столетие|n
    • Catalan: Inter: t+ » ca|segle|m, Inter: t- » ca|centúria|f
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|世纪|tr=shìjì
    • Cornish: Inter: t- » kw|cansbledhen
    • Corsican: Inter: t+ » co|seculu|f
    • Crimean Tatar: Inter: tø » crh|yüz
    • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|století|n
    • Danish: Inter: t- » da|århundred, Inter: t- » da|århundrede|n
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|eeuw|f
    • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|jarcento, Inter: t- » eo|centjaro
    • Estonian: Inter: t- » et|sajand
    • Extremaduran: Inter: tø » ext|sigru|m
    • Faroese: Inter: t- » fo|øld
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|vuosisata
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|siècle|m
    • Galician: Inter: t+ » gl|século|m, Inter: t- » gl|centuria|f
    • Georgian: Inter: t- » ka|საუკუნე|tr=saukune|sc=Geor
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Jahrhundert|n
    • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|αιώνας|m|tr=eónas, Inter: t+ » el|εκατονταετία|f|tr=ekatontaetía|sc=Grek
    • Hebrew: Inter: t+ » he|מאה|alt=מֵאָה|tr=me'a|f
    • Hindi: Inter: t- » hi|शताब्दी|tr=šatābdī
    • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|század, Inter: t+ » hu|évszázad
    • Icelandic: Inter: t+ » is|öld|f
    • Ido: Inter: t+ » io|yarcento
    • Indonesian: Inter: t+ » id|abad
    • Interlingua: Inter: t- » ia|seculo
    • Irish: Inter: t+ » ga|aois|f
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|secolo|m
    • Japanese: Inter: t+ » ja|世紀|tr=せいき, seiki
    • Kazakh: Inter: t » kk|ғасыр|tr=ğasır|sc=Cyrl
    • Khmer: Inter: t- » km|សតវត្ស|sc=Khmr|tr=sa’ta’ voat
    • Korean: Inter: t+ » ko|세기|tr=世紀, segi
    • Kurdish:
    • : Sorani: Inter: t+ » ku|چه‌رخ|tr=charkh|sc=ku-Arab, Inter: t- » ku|قه‌رن|tr=qarn|sc=ku-Arab, Inter: t+ » ku|سه‌ده‌|tr=sada|sc=ku-Arab

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Lao: Inter: t+ » lo|ສັດຕະວັດ|sc=Laoo
  • Latin: Inter: t+ » la|saeculum|n
  • Latvian: Inter: t- » lv|gadsimts|m
  • Limburgish: Inter: t- » li|iew
  • Lithuanian: Inter: t+ » lt|šimtmetis|m, Inter: t+ » lt|amžius|m
  • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|век|m|tr=vek, Inter: t- » mk|столетие|n|tr=stolétie
  • Malay:
  • : Rumi: Inter: t+ » ms|abad, Inter: t- » ms|kurun
  • : Jawi: Inter: t- » ms|ابد|sc=Arab, Inter: t- » ms|قرون|sc=Arab
  • Malayalam: Inter: t+ » ml|നൂറ്റാണ്ട്|tr=noottaantu, Inter: t+ » ml|ശതാബ്ദം|tr=Sathaabdam
  • Maltese: Inter: t- » mt|seklu, Inter: t- » mt|ċentinarju
  • Manx: Inter: t- » gv|eash
  • Mongolian: Inter: t- » mn|зуун|tr=zuun|sc=Cyrl
  • Northern Sotho: Inter: tø » nso|ngwagakgolo
  • Novial: Inter: tø » nov|sekle, Inter: tø » nov|yarsento
  • O'odham: Inter: tø » ood|siant ahithag
  • Occitan: Inter: t+ » oc|sègle|m
  • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|stulecie|n, Inter: t+ » pl|wiek|m
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|século|m
  • Quechua: Inter: t- » qu|pachak
  • Romani: Inter: tø » rom|शुल ब्रेश|tr=šul breš
  • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|secol|n, Inter: t- » ro|veac|n
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|столетие|tr=stolétije|n, Inter: t+ » ru|век|tr=vek|m
  • Scots: Inter: tø » sco|year-hunder
  • Serbo-Croatian:
  • : Cyrillic: Inter: t- » sh|век|m, Inter: t- » sh|вијек|m, Inter: t- » sh|столеће|n
  • : Roman: Inter: t- » sh|vek|m, Inter: t- » sh|vijek|m, Inter: t- » sh|stoleće|n
  • Slovak: Inter: t- » sk|storočie|n
  • Slovene: Inter: t+ » sl|stoletje|n
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|centuria|f, Inter: t+ » es|siglo|m
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|sekel|n, Inter: t+ » sv|århundrade|n
  • Tagalog: Inter: t- » tl|síglo
  • Tatar: Inter: t- » tt|ğasır, Inter: t- » tt|yözellıq, Inter: t+ » tt|гасыр|sc=Cyrl
  • Telugu: Inter: t+ » te|శతాబ్దము|tr=SatAbdamu
  • Thai: Inter: t- » th|ศตวรรษ
  • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|yüzyıl, Inter: t+ » tr|asır
  • Turkmen: Inter: t+ » tk|asyr
  • Upper Sorbian: Inter: t- » hsb|lětstotk
  • Volapük: Inter: t+ » vo|tumyel
  • Walloon: Inter: t+ » wa|sieke|m
  • Welsh: Inter: t+ » cy|canrif
  • West Frisian: Inter: t- » fy|ieu

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » Roman army type unit
    • Albanian: Inter: t+ » sq|centurie|f
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t- » bg|центурия|f
    • Dutch: Inter: t- » nl|centurie|f
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|centurie|f
    • German: Inter: t- » de|Zenturie|f
    • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|εκατονταρχία|f|tr=ekatontarchía|sc=Grek
    • Hebrew: Inter: t- » he|קנטוריה|tr=qent'uria|f
    • Italian: Inter: t- » it|centuria|f
    • Lithuanian: Inter: t- » lt|centurija|f, Inter: qualifier » similar unit in other armies Inter: t- » lt|šimtinė|f
    • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|центурија|f|tr=сentúrija
    • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|centuria|f

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Portuguese: Inter: t- » pt|centúria|f
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|центурия|tr=tsentúrija|f
  • Serbo-Croatian:
  • : Cyrillic: Inter: t- » sh|стотина|f
  • : Roman: Inter: t- » sh|stotina|f
  • Slovak: Inter: t- » sk|stotina|f
  • Slovene: Inter: t- » sl|stotnija|f
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|centuria|f
  • Turkmen: Inter: t- » tk|senturiýa
  • Welsh: Inter: t+ » cy|canrif|f

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » political division of Rome
    • Albanian: Inter: t+ » sq|centurie|f
    • Dutch: Inter: t- » nl|centurie|f
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|centurie|f
    • Italian: Inter: t- » it|centuria|f
    • Lithuanian: Inter: t- » lt|centurija|f

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|центурија|f|tr=centúrija
  • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|centuria|f
  • Portuguese: Inter: t- » pt|centúria|f
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|центурия|tr=tsentúrija|f

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » cricket
    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » cycling
    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: checktran » s
    • Inter: ttbc » br: kantved {{m}}, kantvedoù


      * Inter: rank » floor|example|class|984|century|sorry|share|working

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    Translation: ar » century
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    Translation: ca » century
    Translation: cs » century
    Translation: cy » century
    Translation: de » century
    Translation: et » century
    Translation: el » century
    Translation: es » century
    Translation: eo » century
    Translation: eu » century
    Translation: fr » century
    Translation: gl » century
    Translation: ko » century
    Translation: hy » century
    Translation: io » century
    Translation: id » century
    Translation: it » century
    Translation: kn » century
    Translation: kk » century
    Translation: ku » century
    Translation: lo » century
    Translation: lt » century
    Translation: li » century
    Translation: hu » century
    Translation: mg » century
    Translation: ml » century
    Translation: my » century
    Translation: nl » century
    Translation: ja » century
    Translation: no » century
    Translation: oc » century
    Translation: pl » century
    Translation: pt » century
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    Translation: sk » century
    Translation: fi » century
    Translation: sv » century
    Translation: ta » century
    Translation: te » century
    Translation: th » century
    Translation: tr » century
    Translation: vi » century
    Translation: zh » century