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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“hundred”: synonyms and related words:

willing to give money, help, kindness, etc., especially more than is usual or expected

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