centenarian

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj centenarian being at least 100 years old
    • n centenarian someone who is at least 100 years old
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Centenarian Of or relating to a hundred years.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • centenarian Of or pertaining to a centenary, or to a person one hundred years old.
    • n centenarian A person a hundred years old or older.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Centenarian one a hundred years old
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L.,—centeni, a hundred each—centum.

Usage

In literature:

The centenarian is sitting dreaming over the past when he hears a wagon rumbling to the front door.
"The Wedding Ring" by T. De Witt Talmage
THE YOUNG CENTENARIAN, by S. W. Calceby.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 146, June 17, 1914" by Various
Still, he is so full of vigour that M. METCHNIKOFF considers his chances of becoming a centenarian decidedly promising.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 146, May 20, 1914" by Various
Centenarians are really not rare.
"The World's Greatest Books - Volume 15 - Science" by Various
The centenarians generally regarded were of spare build.
"Buchanan's Journal of Man, April 1887" by Various
Some of the dear friends she thought must be centenarians.
"Miss Mapp" by Edward Frederic Benson
Connecticut alone furnishes a good supply of centenarians.
"Buchanan's Journal of Man, September 1887" by Various
His name, written in the old Bible after he was a centenarian, looks like a copperplate.
"Buchanan's Journal of Man, December 1887" by Various
One of them was that she was a centenarian.
"The Big Bow Mystery" by I. Zangwill
A CHAT WITH A CENTENARIAN, AND HOW ROSALIND CAME TO KNOW.
"Somehow Good" by William de Morgan
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In poetry:

Enough—the Centenarian's story ends;
The two, the past and present, have interchanged;
I myself, as connecter, as chansonnier of a great future, am now
speaking.
"The Centerarian's Story" by Walt Whitman
Sleep, like a bunco artist, rubbed it in,
Sold me his ten-cent oil stocks, though he knew
It was a Kosher trick to take the tin
When I was such an easy thing to do;
For any centenarian can see
To ring a bull's-eye when he shoots at me.
"The Love Sonnets of a Hoodlum" by Wallace Irwin

In news:

Centenarian Trio at Overlake Terrrace.
ISABEL ALLENDE'S entry into the world of letters began abruptly in 1981 when, nearing 40, she started a letter to her centenarian grandfather.
Tele-München Group Takes German-Speaking Territories to Sweden's 'The Centenarian'.
Centenarian says she'd ' gladly do it all again'.
Good fortune smiles on centenarian.
LYON, Sept 28, 2012 (AFP) — A French centenarian on Friday set a record for the fastest 100-year-old to cycle 100 kilometers (62 miles) and said he had outdone himself.
According to the 2011 census, there were 5,825 centenarians in Canada, representing the second-fastest-growing age group in the country.
According to the 2011 census, there were 5,825 centenarians in Canada, representing the second fastest growing age group in the country.
Centenarian on her 100th birthday Flickr, Juhansonin.
The only other region in the world that can match Sardinia for the proportion of centenarians is the island of Okinawa in Japan.
South Dakota Health Care Association is in search of the 2006 Centenarian of the Year.
She's 100 (Almost) And Still Swimming: Another Centenarian To Admire .
An Arnold centenarian-plus celebrated her birthday Nov 11 and now into her fourth year past the 100 year mark, this fixture of independence reigns queen with her smile.
Nine centenarians celebrated at nursing facility event.
More than 80 percent of all centenarians were white, lived in urban areas.
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In science:

The deviations at old age are not yet reliably established and may also be negligible as long as the fraction of centenarians among pensioneers is very small.
Sociophysics Simulations III: Retirement Demography
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