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"thousand" in British English

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thousandnumber

uk   us   /ˈθaʊ.zənd/ (plural thousand or thousands)
A2 the ​number 1,000: They had ​driven over a/one thousand ​miles. The ​population of the ​village is about three thousand. The ​damage will ​cost thousands ofdollars to ​repair.a thousand/thousands of sth B2 informal a ​largenumber: I have a thousand things to do before we go away.the thousands numbers between 1,000 and 1,000,000: His ​latestwork is ​expected to ​sell in the thousands.

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(Definition of thousand from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"thousand" in American English

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thousandnumber

 us   /ˈθɑʊ·zənd/
1000: A thousand ​people came to the ​game. a thousand-dollar ​ring
(Definition of thousand from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"thousand" in Business English

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thousandnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈθaʊzənd/ (plural thousand, or thousands)
the ​number 1,000: They ​paid three hundred thousand for the ​house. Thirty thousand ​dollars a ​year doesn't really go very far in the modern ​world. Two thousand ​workers are being made ​redundant.
thousands of sb/sth informal a large ​number of ​people or things: Thousands of ​jobs rely on this ​industry. They ​spent thousands of ​dollarstrying to ​fix the problem.
the thousands numbers between 1,000 and 1,000,000: His latest ​work is expected to ​sell in the thousands.
(Definition of thousand from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “thousand”
in Korean 천, 1000…
in Arabic ألْف…
in Malaysian ribu, seribu…
in French mille…
in Russian сто…
in Chinese (Traditional) (數字)1000…
in Italian mille…
in Turkish bin…
in Polish tysiąc…
in Spanish mil, (número) mil, mil/miles (en plural)…
in Vietnamese con số một nghìn, một nghìn, một ngàn bảng hoặc đô la…
in Portuguese mil, milhar…
in Thai หนึ่งพัน, จำนวนหนึ่งพัน…
in German das Tausend, die Tausend, Tausende(pl.)…
in Catalan mil, miler…
in Japanese 1000, 1000の…
in Chinese (Simplified) (数字)1000…
in Indonesian seribu, seribu dolar…
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