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hundred

number uk   /ˈhʌn.drəd/ (plural hundred or hundreds) us  
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. 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. the hundreds numbers between 100 and 1,000: He expects the total amount to be in the low hundreds. the eighteen hundreds, nineteen hundreds, etc. the years of a particular century: The house was built in the sixteen hundreds. 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.
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