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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
a round hundred/dozen etc (=a complete hundred etc)
good for some time/a hundred miles etc
▪ This old truck is good for another 100,000 miles.
in their hundreds/thousands etc (=in very large numbers)
▪ People flocked in their thousands to greet their new princess.
many hundreds/thousands/millions
▪ military equipment worth many millions of dollars
several hundred/thousand etc
▪ The bill came to several hundred pounds.
a cool million/hundred thousand etc
a/one hundred percent
▪ Absolutely I agree one hundred percent.
▪ All of our history, we stayed just about one hundred percent occupancy.
▪ It is, of course, a hundred percent certain that this triggering device is battery-powered.
▪ No wonder the others felt he was not one hundred percent reliable anymore.
▪ She hoped so, but she wasn't a hundred percent certain.
▪ The unit included a spinning mill within its plant, producing one hundred percent wool yarn.
▪ There was no doubt that Kirsty was one hundred percent MacKay.
▪ Therefore, even firms that are a hundred percent domestic get an extra lift from lower interest rates.
one in every three/two in every hundred etc
run into hundreds/thousands etc
▪ All the costs of getting a mortgage, moving and setting up home can run into thousands.
▪ And, of course, the cost - that ran into thousands.
▪ Last night, it was feared that the cost of the disaster could run into hundreds of thousands of pounds.
▪ Others take a proportion of the cost of the house and, consequently, the fee can run into thousands.
▪ Potentially the number of claims could run into thousands: the inventory covers only part of the national collections.
▪ The number of deaths could run into hundreds.
▪ There are certainly hundreds of people who could be involved and the number could even run into thousands.
▪ These could run into thousands of pounds is a helicopter is involved.
to the nearest £10/hundred etc
▪ a hundred years
▪ two hundred miles
▪ A few hundred feet down is a tarred road.
▪ The best thing they could do was comb the hundreds of pubs in the area.
▪ The Cardwell, all by itself, according to Bill Stultz, weighed a hundred pounds.
▪ The decision closes the doors on to hundreds of potential appeals by convicted drink-drivers.
▪ The houses were in fact built in the eighteen hundreds to a design by Sydney Smirke for Bethlem Hospital.
▪ The impulse to stop arises after you have gone only a few hundred yards.
▪ The last hundred feet of elevation form a near-vertical cliff, effectively turning the mesa into an imposing dark fortress.
▪ The Secretary of State has presided over the loss of hundreds of thousands of jobs in the defence industry in recent years.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Barony \Bar"o*ny\, n.; pl. Baronies. [OF. baronie, F. baronnie, LL. baronia. See Baron.]

  1. The fee or domain of a baron; the lordship, dignity, or rank of a baron.

  2. In Ireland, a territorial division, corresponding nearly to the English hundred, and supposed to have been originally the district of a native chief. There are 252 of these baronies. In Scotland, an extensive freehold. It may be held by a commoner.
    --Brande & C.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

Old English hundred "the number of 100, a counting of 100," from Proto-Germanic *hundrath (cognates: Old Norse hundrað, German hundert); first element is Proto-Germanic *hundam "hundred" (cognate with Gothic hund, Old High German hunt), from PIE *km-tom "hundred," reduced from *dkm-tom- (cognates: Sanskrit satam, Avestan satem, Greek hekaton, Latin centum, Lithuanian simtas, Old Church Slavonic suto, Old Irish cet, Breton kant "hundred"), from *dekm- "ten" (see ten).\n

\nSecond element is Proto-Germanic *rath "reckoning, number" (as in Gothic raþjo "a reckoning, account, number," garaþjan "to count;" see read (v.)). The common word for the number in Old English was simple hund, and Old English also used hund-teontig.\n\nIn Old Norse hundrath meant 120, that is the long hundred of six score, and at a later date, when both the six-score hundred and the five-score hundred were in use, the old or long hundred was styled hundrath tolf-roett ... meaning "duodecimal hundred," and the new or short hundred was called hundrath ti-rætt, meaning "decimal hundred." "The Long Hundred and its use in England" was discussed by Mr W.H. Stevenson, in 1889, in the Archcæological Review (iv. 313-27), where he stated that amongst the Teutons, who longest preserved their native customs unimpaired by the influence of Latin Christianity, the hundred was generally the six-score hundred. The short hundred was introduced among the Northmen in the train of Christianity.

["Transactions" of the Lancashire and Cheshire Antiquarian Society, 1907]

\nMeaning "division of a county or shire with its own court" (still in some British place names and U.S. state of Delaware) was in Old English and probably represents 100 hides of land. The Hundred Years War (which ran intermittently from 1337 to 1453) was first so called in 1874. The original Hundred Days was the period between Napoleon's restoration and his final abdication in 1815.

n. (context cardinal English) A numerical value equal to 100 (102), occurring after ninety-nine.


n. ten 10s [syn: 100, C, century, one C, centred]


adj. being ten more than ninety [syn: a hundred, one hundred, 100, c]

Hundred, WV -- U.S. town in West Virginia
Population (2000): 344
Housing Units (2000): 178
Land area (2000): 0.467541 sq. miles (1.210925 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.467541 sq. miles (1.210925 sq. km)
FIPS code: 39340
Located within: West Virginia (WV), FIPS 54
Location: 39.684187 N, 80.457317 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 26575
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Hundred, WV
Hundred (disambiguation)

A hundred is the natural number following 99 and preceding 101.

Hundred may also refer to:

Hundred (novel series)

is a Japanese light novel series written by Jun Misaki and illustrated by Nekosuke Ōkuma. SB Creative has published eleven novels since November 15, 2012 under their GA Bunko imprint. A manga adaptation with art by Sasayuki was serialized in Fujimi Shobo's Monthly Dragon Age magazine. An anime television series adaptation, produced by Production IMS and directed by Tomoki Kobayashi, aired from April to June 2016.

Hundred (county division)

A hundred was an administrative division which was geographically part of a larger region; it was formerly used in England, Wales, some parts of the United States, Denmark, Southern Schleswig, Sweden, Finland, Estonia and Norway. It is still used in other places, including South Australia.

Other terms for the hundred in English and other languages include wapentake, herred (Danish, Norwegian Bokmål), herad ( Norwegian Nynorsk), hérað (Icelandic), härad or hundare ( Swedish), Harde (German), Satakunta or kihlakunta (Finnish) and kihelkond ( Estonian).

In Ireland a similar subdivision of counties is referred to as a barony, and a hundred is a subdivision of a particularly large townland (most townlands are not divided into hundreds).

Hundred (unit)

The hundred was an English unit of measurement used in the production, sale, and taxation of various items in the medieval kingdom of England. The value was often not equal to 100 units, mostly owing to the continued medieval use of the Germanic long hundred of 120. The unit's use as a measure of weight is now described as a hundredweight.

The Latin edition of the Assize of Weights and Measures, one of the statutes of uncertain date from around the year 1300, describes hundreds of (red) herring (a long hundred of 120 fish), beeswax, sugar, pepper, cumin, and alum ("13½ stone, each stone containing 8 pounds" or 108 Tower lbs.), coarse and woven linen, hemp canvas (a long hundred of 120 ells), and iron or horseshoes and shillings (a short hundred of 100 pieces). Later versions used the Troy or avoirdupois pounds in their reckonings instead and included hundreds of fresh herrings (a short hundred of 100 fish), cinnamon, nutmegs (13½ st. of 8 lbs.), and garlic ("15 ropes of 15 heads" or 225 heads).

Usage examples of "hundred".

Weavers had been responsible for the practice of killing Aberrant children for more than a hundred years.

For every hundred useless aberrations there may be one that is useful, that provides its bearer an advantage over its kin.

Between the two lies the main ship channel, varying in width from seven hundred and fifty yards, three miles outside, to two thousand, or about a sea mile, abreast Fort Morgan.

An attempt to abscond could mean three months and a hundred lashes in addition.

The lower lip curved outward, making a platform that abutted at the height of perhaps a hundred feet upon a sinister-looking gorge below.

It was all a great big carnival freak show The federal government was the Man with One Hundred Arms, and Glenn Abies was the barker.

French philosophy, after a hundred years of academicism, is still at this point.

Were I to accede to this I might as well pack up at once and go and live on a farm a hundred leagues from Paris.

We sat there, furious and not looking at each other, as the acceleration was slowly throttled back and the capsule moved away from the disk to resume its free-flight position two hundred and fifty meters behind it.

Closest approach distances for every body within five hundred AU, assuming McAndrew held the same course and acceleration all the way out.

His field of vision contracted until it embraced only the clock and the accelerometer, fifteen g, and four hundred and eighty seconds to go.

I found my conduct excusable, as the chances were a hundred to one against her accepting the proposal I had been foolish enough to make.

The latter of those mighty streams, which rises at the distance of only thirty miles from the former, flows above thirteen hundred miles, for the most part to the south-east, collects the tribute of sixty navigable rivers, and is, at length, through six mouths, received into the Euxine, which appears scarcely equal to such an accession of waters.

Above two hundred and fifty years after the death of Trajan, the senate, in pouring out the customary acclamations on the accession of a new emperor, wished that he might surpass the felicity of Augustus, and the virtue of Trajan.

Joke, the one that must have been handed down from Aching to Aching for hundreds of years.