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English definition of “hundred”

hundred

number     /ˈhʌn.drəd/ (plural hundred or hundreds)
A2 the number 100 : We've driven a/one hundred miles in the last two hours . "How many children are there in the school ?" "About three hundred." That dress costs hundreds of pounds .Cardinal numbers, including nought and zero a hundred/hundreds of sth B2 informal a large number : There were hundreds of people at the pool today. There are a hundred shirts waiting to be ironed .Large in number or quantity the hundreds numbers between 100 and 1,000: He expects the total amount to be in the low hundreds.Cardinal numbers, including nought and zero the eighteen hundreds, nineteen hundreds, etc. the years of a particular century : The house was built in the sixteen hundreds.Specific periods of time one hundred, two hundred, etc. hours used to say the time using the 24-hour system , especially used in the military : Breakfast is at seven hundred hours .Describing when something happened or will happen
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