• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Centurial Of or pertaining to a century; as, a centurial sermon.
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Aix-la-Chapelle Cathedral in IXth Century Aix-la-Chapelle Cathedral in IXth Century
Round Church in the IXth Century, Aix-la-Chapelle Round Church in the IXth Century, Aix-la-Chapelle
Excavated foundation of a late 17th-century prototype of the Baltimore and Philadelphia row houses. Six families could have lived here Excavated foundation of a late 17th-century prototype of the Baltimore and Philadelphia row houses. Six families...
A few 17th-century handwrought hinges in the Jamestown collection A few 17th-century handwrought hinges in the Jamestown collection
A leather shoe and several leather shoe soles were uncovered in an early 17th-century well A leather shoe and several leather shoe soles were uncovered in an early 17th-century well
An early 17th-century, two-man, crosscut saw An early 17th-century, two-man, crosscut saw
Sausage stuffer, early 19th century Sausage stuffer, early 19th century
Flop-over hayrake, mid 19th century Flop-over hayrake, mid 19th century

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In the late 19th century the Supreme Court of the United States legally declarded the tomato a vegetable.
    • centurial Of or pertaining to a century or centuries; existing for a century or centuries of years.
    • centurial Consisting of or regulated by centuries; arranged by or divided into hundreds, or hundreds of years: as, a centurial organization of troops; a centurial history.
    • centurial Occurring once in a century or a hundred years; centennial: as, a centurial sermon.
    • centurial Completing a century.
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  • Henry Ward Beecher
    “The philosophy of one century is the common sense of the next.”
  • W. S. Gilbert
    “The idiot who praises, with enthusiastic tone, All centuries but this, and every country but his own.”
  • Ezra Pound
    “In our time, the curse is monetary illiteracy, just as inability to read plain print was the curse of earlier centuries.”
  • Benito Mussolini
    Benito Mussolini
    “Fascism is a religion. The twentieth century will be known in history as the century of Fascism.”
  • Georg C. Lichtenberg
    “There are people who possess not so much genius as a certain talent for perceiving the desires of the century, or even of the decade, before it has done so itself.”
  • Napoleon Bonaparte
    “From the heights of these pyramids, forty centuries look down on us.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. See Century


In literature:

There were manufactories at these three places in the 16th century, but few specimens of their productions now exist.
"The Collector's Handbook to Keramics of the Renaissance and Modern Periods" by William Chaffers
Born at Trent early in sixteenth century.
"A Biographical Dictionary of Freethinkers of All Ages and Nations" by Joseph Mazzini Wheeler
There is a handsome modern church built in the middle of the 19th century.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 6" by Various
Nearly a century and a half later one Michael Ducas took a leading part in the civil war between the emperors John V. Palaeologus and John VI.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 8" by Various
Chapelle we have an example of the best taste of the thirteenth century.
"Stained Glass Tours in France" by Charles Hitchcock Sherrill
Jacobean is only a rough generalisation of seventeenth-century furniture.
"Chats on Old Furniture" by Arthur Hayden
English pewter dates back as far as the tenth century, though few pieces are now in existence that antedate the seventeenth century.
"Colonial Homes and Their Furnishings" by Mary H. Northend
Late 15th Century or early 16th Century.
"Dress design" by Talbot Hughes
How much of the literary work of the women of to-day will receive recognition twenty centuries hence?
"Woman in Science" by John Augustine Zahm
Harvard came nearly a century later, Yale a full century and a half, Princeton more than two centuries.
"Education: How Old The New" by James J. Walsh

In poetry:

Dear sir, thou art not old,
Though half a century now,
May write its ragged wrinkles,
Up and down thy brow.
"Y. M. C. A. Founder. Sir Geo. Williams." by Frank Barbour Coffin
Who guessed as that poor infant wept
Upon a woman's knee,
A nation from the centuries stept
As weak and frail as he?
"Song Composed For Washington's Birthday" by Henry Timrod
Their faces towards the future,
They longed to hail the light
That in the after centuries
Would rise on Christmas night.
"A Christmas Chant" by Abram Joseph Ryan
From centuries of servile toil
The Negro finds release,
And builds the fanes of prayer and praise
Unto the God of Peace.
"The Present Age" by Frances Ellen Watkins
You move through the era of fishes,
The smug centuries of the pig-
Head, toe and finger
Come clear of the shadow. History
"The Manor Garden" by Sylvia Plath
A century has vanished,
Yet, through the years still rolling on
We emulate his bravery
And praise the deed he nobly done.
"Crispus Attucks" by Olivia Ward Bush-Banks

In news:

At least they do at The Banff Centre, where the August 2012 Vancouver Opera co-production of Don Giovanni used cutting-edge 21st-century technology to evoke 18th-century Seville, Spain.
Le Bec Fin may have maintained the 20th-century salon atmosphere in its new incarnation, but it is bringing 21st-century technology into the dining room.
Century Downtown, Century Rio, Cottonwood, Four Hills, High Ridge.
"We hope that this new century is the century of the rights of mother earth.".
It was a 12th century solution to a 21st century problem.
Investor Buys Hotel Californian The owner of the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Century City has purchased another landmark inn: the Hotel Californian in Santa Barbara.
The reopening of the Century Aluminum Plant in Ravenswood will be delayed as Century and Appalachian Power Co. Have not reached an agreement on the cost of electric service to the plant.
John Browning's strong 19th century design rides again with today's more powerful 21st century ammo.
EEs are turning a 19th-century invention into a 21st-century alternative-energy source.
Powdery beaches, a harbor surrounded by candy-colored 18th-century buildings, and cultural vestiges from three centuries of Dutch rule make Curaçao a vibrant budget vacation spot.
VALENCIA, Spain — This is what happens when 19th-century legal language governs a 21st-century race.
"THE 21st century should be anthropology's century," began the president's report by James Peacock when the American Anthropological Association held its 93d annual convention in Atlanta recently.
It Girls have been around long before the term even existed, but there is one big difference: While 21st century It Girls get Tumblr pages, 20th century It Girls get gallery exhibits.
CENTURY CITY, Calif Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products and Macy's have announced the launch of their exclusive "Glee" apparel line.
Fundamentalism first appeared in early 20th century America as an offshoot of conservative Protestantism but has become a mainstay of international politics as the century progressed.

In science:

The quest of a lot of the 19th century mathematicians was to solve the Quintic Equation.
On the Complete Solution to the Most General Fifth Degree Polynomial
Foundations of non-equilibrium statistical physics remain in focus of intensive research for nearly a century.
Generalized Entropy approach to far-from-equilibrium statistical mechanics
Inflection and sextactic points on curves in the complex pro jective plane were well understood already in the nineteenth century.
Sextactic points on a simple closed curve
In this section, we shall discuss how nineteenth-century scientists tried to determine the source of solar energy, using the solar age as a clue.
How the sun shines
University of Glasgow and one of the great physicists of the nineteenth century.
How the sun shines