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Meaning of “hundred” in the English Dictionary

"hundred" in British English

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uk   us   /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 ​dresscosts hundreds ofdollars.a hundred/hundreds of sth B2 informal a ​largenumber: There were hundreds of ​people at the ​pool today. There are a hundred ​shirtswaiting to be ​ironed.the hundreds numbers between 100 and 1,000: He ​expects the ​totalamount to be in the ​low hundreds.the eighteen hundreds, nineteen hundreds, etc. the ​years of a ​particularcentury: 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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(Definition of hundred from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"hundred" in American English

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 us   /ˈhʌn·drɪd/
100: We’ve ​driven a/one hundred ​miles in the last two ​hours. This ​area of the ​coast is ​home to hundreds of ​birdspecies.a/one hundred percent A/one hundred ​percentmeanscompletely: I ​agree with you a hundred ​percent.
(Definition of hundred from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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