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

(Definition of hundred number from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus
© Cambridge University Press)

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