• WordNet 3.6
    • n centurion (ancient Rome) the leader of 100 soldiers
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Centurion (Rom. Hist) A military officer who commanded a minor division of the Roman army; a captain of a century. "A centurion of the hand called the Italian band."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n centurion In Roman antiquity, a military officer who commanded a century or company of infantry. The centurion was appointed by the commander-in-chief, and corresponded to the captain in modern military service.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Centurion among the Romans, the commander of a hundred men
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. centurio, fr. centuria,; cf. F. centurion,. See Century
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. centuriacentum.


In literature:

I did hope to have seen you as fine a young centurion, growing into a general, as your father was before you.
"Marcus: the Young Centurion" by George Manville Fenn
This was Antoninus, a centurion.
"For the Temple" by G. A. Henty
In that battle, no more than two hundred privates were missing, but Caesar lost about thirty centurions, valiant officers.
"The Best of the World's Classics, Restricted to prose. Volume II (of X) - Rome" by Various
Tell thy master that Verecundus the centurion hath taken thy prisoner captive.
"Traditions of Lancashire, Volume 2 (of 2)" by John Roby
While He was on His way some friends of the Centurion came to meet Him with a message.
"Child's Story of the Bible" by Mary A. Lathbury
It was fortunate that the army in which Virginius was a centurion had been obliged to retreat, and then lay not many miles from Rome.
"Historic Tales, Volume 11 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
If, like the Roman centurion, he says 'Go,' you must go.
"The History of Minnesota and Tales of the Frontier" by Charles E. Flandrau
The latter made a gesture of assent, and my master passed the scourge over to the centurion.
"The Brass Bell" by Eugène Sue
It is dated on board the Centurion, 1742.
"Memoirs and Correspondence of Admiral Lord de Saumarez. Vol II" by Sir John Ross
He was a captain, or, as it was styled in those days, a centurion.
"Nero" by Jacob Abbott

In poetry:

Will people accept them?
(i.e. these songs).
As a timorous wench from a centaur
(or a centurion),
Already they flee, howling in terror.
"Tenzone" by Ezra Pound
Sickness is but a message from the Lord,
At his command on thee it first began;
It kills, it cures, obedient to his word,
It comes and goes, like the Centurion's man.
"Advice To The Sick" by Rees Prichard
There, from the dead, centurions see him rise,
See! but struck down with horrible surprize!
As the first glory seem'd a sun at noon,
This casts the silver splendor of the moon.
"The Wanderer: A Vision: Canto II" by Richard Savage

In news:

The posthumous battle that was engaged by Brendan Gill against his deceased Centurion friend and intellectual sparring partner, Joseph Campbell , is easy to account for.
Rome has given the centurions a deadline to clear out.
Centurion Directed by Neil Marshall Magnolia Pictures Opens August 27.
In the near future, Strong Leather will be expanding RFID security shielded line to include products from their Centurion Badge Case line (imported).
Stor -Age Opens Self-Storage Facility in Centurion, South Africa.
Stor -Age, the largest operator of self-storage facilities in South Africa, recently opened its newest location in Centurion, South Africa.
The Isle of Man-flagged Energy Centurion was seized off the coast of the Togolese capital Lome, where it was anchored.
There is no reason to remember the second Test between South Africa and Zimbabwe at Centurion in March 2005.
Local Centurion Loretta Robert celebrated her 100th birthday on Saturday, March 3rd.
American Express Centurion Bank and American Express Bank FSB.
The American Express Centurion Card (aka the Black Card) is the Bugatti of credit cards–few can afford it and if you see one in public you'll probably stop and stare.
Know some secrets about the Centurion Card.
Centurions senior A.J Yarnall also selected.
The smoking of the first one marks a milestone for not only me, but all of the soldiers of Task Force Centurion Prime.
Centurion, South Africa – Doug McGuigan defeated Jaco Ahlers, 1-up, on Sunday to win the South African Match Play Championship.

In science:

They needed mostly centurions and administrators.
Eratosthenes and Pliny, Greek geometry and Roman follies
Proven models at HiRes and Auger include BigSky (Quantel) CFR and Centurion [119].
Summary Report of JEM-EUSO Workshop at KICP in Chicago
Molaro, P., Bonifacio, P., Centurion, M., & Vladilo, G. 1999, Astron.
Production of 2H, 3He, and 7Li from Interactions Between Jets and Clouds