one thousand


  • A few of thousands of clay pipe fragments unearthed at Jamestown. The ones shown range in date from 1600 to 1700. During this 100-year period, pipes developed from small bowls to fairly large ones
    A few of thousands of clay pipe fragments unearthed at Jamestown. The ones shown range in date from 1600 to 1700. During this 100-year period, pipes developed from small bowls to fairly large ones
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj one thousand denoting a quantity consisting of 1,000 items or units
    • n one thousand the cardinal number that is the product of 10 and 100
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  • Willis Whitney
    Willis Whitney
    “Some men have thousands of reasons why they cannot do what they want to, when all they need is one reason why they can.”
  • Chinese Proverb
    Chinese Proverb
    “I dreamed a thousand new paths. I woke and walked my old one.”
  • William James Mayo
    William James Mayo
    “Given one well-trained physician of the highest type he will do better work for a thousand people than ten specialists.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “It is easier to believe a lie that one has heard a thousand times than to believe a fact that no one has heard before.”
  • Christian Nevell Bovee
    “Good men have the fewest fears. He has but one great fear who fears to do wrong; he has a thousand who has overcome it.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “He who has a thousand friends has not a friend to spare, And he who has one enemy will meet him everywhere.”


In literature:

She had a population of about one thousand inhabitants.
"From the Bottom Up" by Alexander Irvine
And it is believed that in the seven years Van Dyck lived in England he painted nearly one thousand portraits.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 4 (of 14)" by Elbert Hubbard
This material is used at the rate of one gallon in one thousand gallons of spray.
"Trees, Fruits and Flowers of Minnesota, 1916" by Various
Not one woman in a thousand would have declined to accept the attentions of such a man.
"Parrot & Co." by Harold MacGrath
He will probably bring back one thousand slaves or captives.
"Narrative of a Mission to Central Africa Performed in the Years 1850-51, Volume 2" by James Richardson
He asked for thirty thousand muskets and got but one thousand.
"The Victim" by Thomas Dixon
No more troops were retained than a few guards and garrisons, about one thousand horse and four thousand foot.
"The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.I., Part F. From Charles II. to James II." by David Hume
Nevertheless one of the largest apples, valued at six thousand roubles, had been stolen every night for three nights running.
"The Hero of Esthonia and Other Studies in the Romantic Literature of That Country" by William Forsell Kirby
There were one hundred thousand dollars, lacking the one thousand taken from the broken packet.
"The Price" by Francis Lynde
The number of Japanese on American soil was in round numbers one hundred thousand.
"Banzai!" by Ferdinand Heinrich Grautoff
Mr. Fulton wanted one thousand dollars.
"Stories of Great Inventors" by Hattie E. Macomber
To most folk, it appeared as though the man saw no other end in composition than the attainment of the opus-number One Thousand.
"Musical Portraits" by Paul Rosenfeld
At the age of twenty-one, he went back to Ireland to take possession of a legacy of nearly one thousand pounds, left him by his grandfather.
"Lights and Shadows of New York Life" by James D. McCabe
Twelve thousand were taken prisoners, and one hundred and sixteen cannon captured.
"With Frederick the Great" by G. A. Henty
For some trinkets of glass beads and iron, Ledyard obtained one thousand five hundred skins for Cook.
"Vikings of the Pacific" by Agnes C. Laut
One of these may be of interest, as an example of the kind of history with which our ancestors of a thousand years ago were satisfied.
"Historical Tales, Vol. 6 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
Year before last the number was one thousand four hundred and seventy-eight millions.
"Captains of Industry" by James Parton
There was scarce one chance in a thousand of the mysterious singer's seeing the inquiry, not one in ten thousand of her answering it.
"The Lure of the Mask" by Harold MacGrath
Do not be caught in the delusion of many thousands in postponing a home until they can have an expensive one.
"The Wedding Ring" by T. De Witt Talmage
Just after one o'clock I was twenty-one thousand feet above the sea-level.
"Danger! and Other Stories" by Arthur Conan Doyle

In poetry:

Come, let us join our cheerful songs
With angels round the throne;
Ten thousand thousand are their tongues,
But all their joys are one.
"Hymn 62" by Isaac Watts
They gave subsistence to his wife,
And to his little ones gave bread,
And thus amid the scenes of strife
Were countless thousands clothed and fed.
"The Triumph Of Liberty" by James Madison Bell
I met one who had loved me madly
And told his love for all to hear —
But we talked of a thousand things together,
The past was buried too deep to fear.
"The Ghost" by Sara Teasdale
What if the clouds, one little moment,
Hide the blue sky where morn appears —
When the bright sun, that tints them crimson,
Rises to shine a thousand years?
"Song of a Thousand Years" by Henry Clay Work
"When some thousand years at most,
All their little time have spent,
One by one our sparkling host
Shall forsake the firmament.
We shall from our glory fall;
You must live beyond us all.
"Teaching From The Stars" by Jane Taylor
This aloneness is worth more than a thousand lives.
This freedom is worth more than all the lands on earth.
To be one with the truth for just a moment,
Is worth more than the world and life itself.
"This Aloneness" by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

In news:

Thousands enjoyed sunny skies and warm temperatures during the 8th Annual One Table Thanksgiving Dinner.
One year after the brutal police attack on thousands off Occupy Oakland protesters, what has the movement accomplish.
A GoPro camera is returned to its owner after it washed away seven months earlier, thanks to over one thousand Facebook shares.
Tens of thousands of dollars of jewelry has been hidden throughout one county in New Jersey.
2013 Bill Gates Scholars Program Giving Away One Thousand.
One thousand picnickers donned their chicest summer whites and descended on the Art Institute of Chicago's South Lawn Friday night for Dîner en Blanc , a flash mob-style BYO picnic.
One particular brand of threat, though, is often sneaky, small and numbers in the thousands: insects.
Boy Scout Kyle Miller launched "Vices from the Front" to collect the stories of one-thousand military veterans in an effort to earn Eagle rank.
One brick down, thousands more to go.
Here it's just another symbol of built excess, one of hundreds, if not thousands.
On one of the Thousand Islands you can find a castle that can be all yours to rent.
One thousand new farmers markets have been recoreded with USDA.
While there were nearly 100 entries and thousands of participants, one group is getting a lot of the attention.
Somebody is a few thousand limes away from one big party.
Each year 41-thousand people are told they have one.

In science:

In the approximation of perfect gas (accurate to the level of few per thousand in the solar core) one has U∝ T /µ.
A Mixed Solar Core, Solar Neutrinos and Helioseismology
Therefore we only need to solve the one-body problem which involves diagonalizing a (N × N ) matrix and hence we can study fairly large system sizes, up to about N = 2048 for a clean system, and up to N = 1024 when disorder averages are taken over several thousand configurations.
A numerical study of the Random Dimerized XX spin-1/2 chain
The diagrams contributing to the two-point and four-point functions to six-loop order are reported in Ref. : they are approximately one thousand, and it is therefore necessary to handle them with a symbolic manipulation program.
The N-component Ginzburg-Landau Hamiltonian with cubic anisotropy: a six-loop study
From Figure 9 one sees that at the pair production threshold against the CMB photons (2×1014 eV) conversion occurs on distances of about 10 kpc (a thousand times smaller than for protons at GZK energies) while subsequent ICS of electrons on the CMB in the Thomson regime will occur on even smaller scales (1 kpc).
Physics of Extremely High Energy Cosmic Rays
However, let us say that factoring a 400 digit number would take two hundred thousand quantum operations, which is a reasonable estimate, and further that quantum error correction would increase this number by a factor of one hundred.
Experimental Quantum Computation with Nuclear Spins in Liquid Solution
We emphasize that in order to find one good planet candidate, it is necessary to monitor several thousands of stars with good time coverage, high photometric precision, and time sampling which is good enough to determine the eclipse shape.
Possible Transiting Planet Candidates from the EXPLORE Project
The difficulties of precision QED calculations for free particles are mainly due to an increasing number (up to one thousand) of complicated diagrams (the four-loop level).
Precision Study of Positronium: Testing Bound State QED Theory
This efficient model allowed us to study rather large systems that contain several thousand amphiphiles, and to observe thirty-two fusion events for one set of parameters.
Biological and synthetic membranes: What can be learned from a coarse-grained description?
Over one thousand papers have been written for these two ob jects alone.
Cold Dark Clouds: The Initial Conditions for Star Formation
So you can imagine: with one thousand more better signals, I think it will be revolutionary, and for many unresolved problems or questions, [it will give us] a much better understanding.
The future of charm physics: a discussion
To make this statement more precise, let us say that the standard Newton acceleration is of the order of 1 µm s−2 at 70 UA so that the Pioneer anomaly is only one thousand times smaller.
Tests of general relativity in the solar system
One sees that these shifts of the hyperfine frequencies within the N = 0 manifold are typically a thousand times smaller than the over-all shift of the manifold itself.
Preparation and manipulation of molecules for fundamental physics tests
One thousand binary response vectors with equal numbers of zeros and ones were generated at random, and used to assign the arrays to one of two conditions.
A statistical framework for testing functional categories in microarray data
Multiple tests have received considerable attention recently because of application to microarrays, where one simultaneously tests a few thousands (m) of null hypotheses with only a small proportion (p) of signals, i.e., possibly significant alternatives.
A comparison of the Benjamini-Hochberg procedure with some Bayesian rules for multiple testing
Note that only one Y ∗∗ is generated from each Y ∗ here, whereas thousands of Y ∗∗ ’s may be generated from each Y ∗ in the double bootstrap method.
Frequentist and Bayesian measures of confidence via multiscale bootstrap for testing three regions