hundred

Definitions

  • AN AMBASSADOR WAS SENT WITH MORE THAN A HUNDRED HORSES,
    AN AMBASSADOR WAS SENT WITH MORE THAN A HUNDRED HORSES,
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj hundred being ten more than ninety
    • n hundred ten 10s
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Reindeer That Saved Three Hundred Lives Reindeer That Saved Three Hundred Lives
THE GLASS BROKE INTO A HUNDRED PIECES THE GLASS BROKE INTO A HUNDRED PIECES
One hundred and forty-Sixth Volume One hundred and forty-Sixth Volume
That there land be worth dree hundred pound an acre That there land be worth dree hundred pound an acre
A check for one hundred dollars A check for one hundred dollars
WALKING A GIRDER TWO HUNDRED FEET IN AIR WALKING A GIRDER TWO HUNDRED FEET IN AIR
CAMPING FIVE HUNDRED MILES FROM THE POLE CAMPING FIVE HUNDRED MILES FROM THE POLE
"I SAW TALL DERRICKS BY THE HUNDRED RISE." "I SAW TALL DERRICKS BY THE HUNDRED RISE."

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: There are over one hundred billion galaxies with each galaxy having billions of stars
    • Hundred A division of a country in England, supposed to have originally contained a hundred families, or freemen.
    • a Hundred Ten times ten; five score; as, a hundred dollars.
    • Hundred The product of ten multiplied by ten, or the number of ten times ten; a collection or sum, consisting of ten times ten units or objects; five score. Also, a symbol representing one hundred units, as 100 or C. "With many hundreds treading on his heels."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Cats have over one hundred vocal sounds, dogs only have about ten
    • n hundred The sum of ninety-nine and one, or of ten tens; the product of ten multiplied by ten; a collection, body, or sum consisting of ten times ten individuals or units; five score. In England hundreds of 6 score, of 132, and of 124 formerly had also a limited use. Similar usages existed in continental Europe. See great hundred, below.
    • n hundred In early Teutonic hist., a territorial or administrative district; specifically, in southern and central England, a division or subdivision of a county (a corresponding division in northern England being called a wapentake). In ancient Germany the hundred also denoted, according to Tacitus, a group of persons. The origin of the territorial hundred is uncertain. Many consider it to be derived from bodies each composed of a hundred warriors; others find the origin in divisions of a hundred hides of land, groups of a hundred families, etc. The division of hundred was introduced into the colonies of Pennsylvania, Virginia, Maryland, and Delaware, and still exists in the last-named State. These divisions in England were the basis for the organization of the military service and for the administration of fiscal matters; each hundred had its hundred-moot and its hundred-court, with civil and criminal jurisdiction. In Maryland they served for election districts.
    • hundred One more than ninety-nine; ten times ten: as, a hundred men; two hundred dollars; a hundred thousand times.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The Hundred Years War lasted for 116 years
    • n Hundred hun′dred the number of ten times ten: a division of a county in England, orig. supposed to contain a hundred families
    • n Hundred one of a hundred
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Quotations

  • Korean Proverb
    Korean Proverb
    “Power lasts ten years; influence not more than a hundred.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    “A sage is the instructor of a hundred ages.”
  • George Bernard Shaw
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    “There is only one religion, though there are a hundred versions of it.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “There are hundreds of languages in the world but a smile speaks them all.”
  • Sun Tzu
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    “If you know the enemy and know yourself you need not fear the results of a hundred battles.”
  • Jules Renard
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    “Talent is a matter of quantity. Talent does not write on page, it writes three hundred.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. hundred, AS. hundred, a territorial division; hund, hundred + a word akin to Goth. ga-raþjan, to count, L. ratio, reckoning, account; akin to OS. hunderod, hund, D. hondred, G. hundert, OHG. also hunt, Icel. hundrað, Dan. hundrede, Sw. hundra, hundrade, Goth. hund, Lith. szimtas, Russ. sto, W. cant, Ir. cead, L. centum, Gr. "ekato`s, Skr. çata,. √309. Cf. Cent Century Hecatomb Quintal, and Reason

Usage

In literature:

The moth, shortly after emerging from the chrysalis stage, lays from two or three hundred to seven hundred eggs.
"Commercial Geography" by Jacques W. Redway
These realised respectively two hundred and thirty pounds, three hundred pounds, four hundred and sixty-seven pounds, and three hundred pounds.
"English Book Collectors" by William Younger Fletcher
About a hundred yards east of the hot spring they found one of sulphur water, and, two hundred yards further, one of salt.
"The Border Watch" by Joseph A. Altsheler
At a late date there were but seven hundred, of whom one hundred possessed most of the land.
"Historic Tales, vol 10 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
At the point where it turned it was not two hundred yards ahead of the canoe.
"Popular Adventure Tales" by Mayne Reid
To certain families tracts were allotted varying from one hundred to five hundred acres, all subjected to the feudal system.
"An Historical Account of the Settlements of Scotch Highlanders in America" by J. P. MacLean
It is about four hundred miles from Kara Bay, so that we have a good eight hundred miles to travel before we get there.
"Condemned as a Nihilist" by George Alfred Henty
I figure about one hundred and ninety to two hundred miles, that's all!
"The Young Alaskans on the Missouri" by Emerson Hough
Ten dollars invested in quinine in Nassau would bring from four hundred to six hundred dollars in Charleston.
"The Naval History of the United States" by Willis J. Abbot
The royal galley was about a hundred and fifty feet long and forty feet broad, and was capable of containing about five hundred men.
"The Huguenots in France" by Samuel Smiles
Stock was issued to the amount of one hundred thousand shares, at $200 (five hundred livres) each.
"The Humbugs of the World" by P. T. Barnum
The crackle of rifles and machine-guns shrieked higher ... two hundred; one hundred.
"Norman Ten Hundred" by A. Stanley Blicq
Three hundred miles of the stiffest mountain riding were covered in less than a fortnight.
"A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year" by Edwin Emerson
While we were camping a flock of some six hundred sheep appeared, and with them some Tibetans.
"An Explorer's Adventures in Tibet" by A. Henry Savage Landor
Manila, October ten, one thousand six hundred and thirty-five.
"The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898" by Various
There are three hundred pounds remaining of the five hundred pounds which I so lately received.
"The Life of Trust: Being a Narrative of the Lord's Dealings With George Müller" by George Müller
One is a nearly circular column with a diameter of a hundred feet at the base and a height of more than four hundred feet.
"The Book of the National Parks" by Robert Sterling Yard
One eye-witness of the effects of the deluge declares that he saw five hundred dead bodies.
"The Johnstown Horror" by James Herbert Walker
Nay, they have, it is true, hundreds of churches; and they call themselves Christians.
"Carmen Ariza" by Charles Francis Stocking
We only meant to go a few hundred miles at first, but here's something big.
"Astounding Stories, May, 1931" by Various
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In poetry:

For though indeed a hundred days'
Indulgence thus you win,
There does not move a lip but says
That you did never sin.
""Although no stupid scoffer, I"" by Alfred Austin
An hundred thousand oaths your fears
Perhaps would not remove,
And if I gaz'd a thousand years,
I could no deeper love.
"Love still has something of the sea" by Sir Charles Sedley
And far beyond these office walls
My thoughts shall even stray,
And watch the wilful waterfalls,
Two hundred miles away.
"Dungog" by Henry Kendall
A hundred years from now my friend,
Could you and I peep back;
We cannot tell your children then,
From those of poor Ajax.
"Ajax at the Centennial. 1897" by Frank Barbour Coffin
As we remember the sacrifice,
Dead men an hundred laid—
Slain while they served His mysteries,
And that He would not aid—
"Rimmon" by Rudyard Kipling
"Loe, yonder doth Erle Douglas come,
His men in armour bright;
Full twenty hundred Scottish speres,
All marching in our sight.
"The More Modern Ballad of Chevy Chace" by Anonymous British

In news:

Hundreds of police officers and soldiers were deployed in the streets of Benin 's two main cities today to prevent protests against President Mathieu Kerekou.
Even though hundreds turned out to welcome the statue at Lappin Park, others protested it.
A hundred years ago, on April 15, 1912, the Titanic sank on her maiden voyage.
It goes back to the way people farmed a hundred years ago.
Northeast Ohio is home to an emerging bioscience industry that includes hundreds of locations and supports more than 21,000 jobs, a new report released this week states.
Hundreds mourn victims, talk about the safety of Metro.
In the era of Amazon's Kindle and whatever Barnes and Noble's thingimajigger is called, a new library is under construction in Brooklyn: the Hundred Story House.
Starting October 1, Black Walnut s are worth an all-time-high price of $13 per hundred pounds (after hulling) for enterprising individuals who sell them at nearly 200 hulling sites in 12 states across the Midwest.
Church members were there to watch as she allegedly scammed out of hundreds of dollars.
A 66-year-old North Fort Myers man is among hundreds listed in the Boy Scouts of America - 7:40 pm.
Hundreds flock to the annual Blue Jean Ball.
WALDOBORO, Maine (NEWS CENTER) A few hundred people shared Thanksgiving.
"Hundreds dead" in Sudan border battles.
Whales hundreds of kilometers away by eavesdropping on their distinctive songs.
Australian scientists are using military technology for locating submarines to track rare blue whale s hundreds of kilometers away by eavesdropping on their distinctive songs.
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In science:

The signature for ( ¯νe e) will be a single hit out of the several hundred channels.
A CsI(Tl) Scintillating Crystal Detector for the Studies of Low Energy Neutrino Interactions
We propose to use relatively low values for this scale, MSU SY ∼ MZ , so as to keep sparticle masses typically in the few hundred GeV region.
From Prototype SU(5) to Realistic SU(7) SUSY GUT
For this reason, QSOs are not ideal for tracing structure on scales less than a few hundred km/s, and any matches between galaxy peak and QSO redshifts would be uncertain.
QSOs and Absorption Line Systems Surrounding the Hubble Deep Field
Optical line ratios (high vs. [NII]6583/Hα, the Oster[OIII]5007/Hβ vs. low excitation, e.g. brock diagram) and line widths (few hundreds Km/s for starbursts, larger for AGNs) are sometimes useful indicators, even in the presence of dust.
High-Redshift Galaxies: The Far-Infrared and Sub-Millimeter View
SN1993J) and those with ages of a few hundred years.
Global VLBI Observations of Compact Radio Sources in M82
SN1993J) and those with ages measured in hundreds of years (e.g. those in the Milky Way and Magellanic clouds).
Global VLBI Observations of Compact Radio Sources in M82
For the several hundred Hz spin frequencies inferred from burst oscillations this gives a shift of ∼ 2 Hz, similar to that observed.
Oscillations During Thermonuclear X-ray Bursts
This is similar to young clusters in the Milky Way with the OB associations typically only lasting tens of Myr, and open clusters lasting hundreds of Myr.
The Formation of Star Clusters
Let us consider a modest model system with some hundred spins on a two dimensional 10 × 10 square lattice.
An Introduction to Monte Carlo Simulation of Statistical physics Problem
But optical synchrotron emitting particles have lifetimes ∼ hundreds of years.
Revealing the Energetics and Structure of AGN Jets
Our study has found that the modified spin-wave theory gives results in accordance with the RSRG argument for chains of several hundred spins (after averaging over random bond distribution).
Modified spin-wave study of random antiferromagnetic-ferromagnetic spin chains
This set-up is simple enough that many (hundreds) steps of the random walk could be implemented with present day technology.
Quantum random walks - an introductory overview
The bulk Lorentz factor of the shells lies between one hundred and a few thousand (M´esz´aros, Rees 2000).
Photon Emission in a Cascade from Relativistic Protons Initiated by Residual Thermal Photons in Gamma-Ray Bursts
Since the energy of photons will be blue-shifted by the relativistic motion of the shocked shell [Γm ≃ Γr(ΓR − qΓ2 R − 1) ∼ 200], this typical energy is observed as a few hundred keV, which is consistent with the observations.
Photon Emission in a Cascade from Relativistic Protons Initiated by Residual Thermal Photons in Gamma-Ray Bursts
The only true randomness in this sequence is concentrated in the choice of the “seed” (x1 ; : : : ; xq ), a few hundred bits at most.
Entropy of Pseudo Random Number Generators
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