Meaning of “hundred” in the English Dictionary


"hundred" in English

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uk /ˈhʌn.drəd/ 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 dress costs hundreds of dollars.
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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(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/


We’ve driven a/one hundred miles in the last two hours.
This area of the coast is home to hundreds of bird species.
a/one hundred percent

A/one hundred percent means completely:

I agree with you a hundred percent.

(Definition of “hundred” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)