Adjective "Thousands" definition and examples

(Thousands may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈθaʊz(ə)nd/

Definitions and examples

cardinal number

The number equivalent to the product of a hundred and ten; 1,000.
  1. 'two thousand acres'
  2. 'Ten thousand calendars will be printed but the couple hope there will be enough demand for a lot more.'
  3. 'They were given up to seven or eight thousand pounds a week and three-year contracts.'
  4. 'One thousand cards were sold and the new postal service quickly served to make the cards popular.'
  5. 'He owed several thousand pounds and when he was told by friends that he could get a living in Spain he decided to give it a try.'
  6. 'Human nature is about the only thing that hasn't changed all that much in five thousand years.'
  7. 'We have been eating this in this part of England for at least four thousand years, but it was a first time for me.'
  8. 'He took the cash when he was in debt to the tune of several thousand pounds.'
  9. 'Three and a half thousand people die on the roads each year - the casualty list of a sizeable war.'
  10. 'He was one of ten thousand soldiers to take part in the battle and only two thousand returned home.'
  11. 'Two thousand questionnaires were sent out to homes at the end of last month.'
  12. 'the cost of repairs could be in the thousands'
  13. 'It is not known how many were killed, but it is thought to have run into thousands.'
  14. 'The number of animals slaughtered will run into thousands over the next few days.'
  15. 'I would have to guess the number of folders is in the thousands.'
  16. 'I have imagined it a thousand times'
  17. 'It sounded as though a thousand suicides were howling in anguish in their eternal punishment.'
  18. 'There are a thousand sites on the net which duplicate the popular links of the moment.'
  19. 'It was beautiful and could have sold by the thousand if she had continued to make them.'
  20. 'For every book that appears about him, a thousand pour forth about his evil predecessor.'
  21. 'There is too little justice, far too much hate, and a thousand more warnings every day of the year.'
  22. 'You can be stuck in a hotel, a thousand miles away in a different time zone, and it is never glamorous.'
  23. 'On the internet we find thousands of sites dealing with just about every aspect of astrology.'
  24. 'What would be the right decisions in any one of a thousand possible scenarios?'
  25. 'The name that launched a thousand quips now belongs to a man addled by cancer and excess.'
  26. 'I would never in a thousand years advise anyone to write a novel about a real person.'

More definitions

1. a cardinal number, 10 times 100.

2. a symbol for this number, as 1000 or M.

3. thousands, the numbers between 1000 and 999,999, as in referring to an amount of money: Property damage was in the thousands.

4. a great number or amount.

5. Also, thousand's place. (in a mixed number) the position of the fourth digit to the left of the decimal point. (in a whole number) the position of the fourth digit from the right. adjective 6

More examples(as adjective)

"people can be thousands."

"pasts can be thousands."

"others can be thousands."

"mourners can be thousands."

"homelesses can be thousands."

More examples++

Origin

(thousand)Old English thūsend, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch duizend and German Tausend.