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"thousand" in British English

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thousandnumber

uk   /ˈθaʊ.zənd/ 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 of dollars to repair.
a thousand/thousands of sth B2 informal
a large number: I have a thousand things to do before we go away.
the thousands
numbers between 1,000 and 1,000,000: His latest work 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
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"thousand" in Business English

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thousandnoun [C]

uk   /ˈθaʊzənd/ us   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 dollars trying 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, millar, (número) mil…
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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“thousand” in Business English

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Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
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