Adjective "Hundreds" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples

cardinal number

The number equivalent to the product of ten and ten; ten more than ninety; 100.
  1. 'there are just a hundred of us here'
  2. 'I was really worried I'd have to go to a gym and do a hundred sit-ups every half hour but Jenny says it's not how much exercise you do, but how you do it.'
  3. 'My previous headmistress had said that winning the scholarship was as good as a hundred pounds in my pocket.'
  4. 'And those are the decisions you're making a hundred times an hour and hoping that your instincts are good.'
  5. 'On the day a hundred consumers accessed the server and downloaded the product, a hundred units had been distributed.'
  6. 'Boys go in groups of fifteen to thirty to bush camps, where they stay for ninety to a hundred days to recover from the operation.'
  7. 'Each of these companies launched over a hundred products in these two years.'
  8. 'I'd topped a fold and begun the last scramble to my truck when something streaked across the snowfield a hundred yards in front of me.'
  9. 'I was the first to graduate from the class as I already had about a hundred hours of flying time.'
  10. 'To get advice on problems posed by one manuscript, I spent more than a hundred hours talking to individuals dispersed across the country.'
  11. 'Now, our biggest guy on the team is about a foot shorter and at least a hundred pounds lighter than the biggest guy on their team.'
  12. 'Current playable songs number only in the hundreds.'
  13. 'But we do know, and the military planners in Washington know it too, that the number is in the hundreds, and is rising fast.'
  14. 'The reasons as to why this action was so outrageous numbered in the hundreds.'
  15. 'Search results are constantly updated and number in the hundreds.'
  16. 'In the summer, visitors who arrive by ferry number in the hundreds.'
  17. 'Online programs for health care workers number in the hundreds.'
  18. 'There are no official estimates of deaths in Beijing, but most observers believe that casualties numbered in the hundreds.'
  19. 'His tears of joy mix with sweat as he does a barefoot dance, to the delight of a mostly African crowd that numbers in the hundreds.'
  20. 'The coalition says the gunmen number in the hundreds.'
  21. 'Hopefully the deaths that will result will only be numbered in the hundreds - because some of the ships in question have nukes on board.'
  22. 'her coat cost hundreds of pounds'
  23. 'But the crisis galvanised not just a few good men and women, but dozens, scores, hundreds.'
  24. 'As a keynote speaker or presenter at an event with a large attendance, you can sell hundreds of books.'
  25. 'This scenario is reproduced dozens, hundreds, thousands of times a night in New Orleans.'
  26. 'His animals would have travelled no more than 20 miles to slaughter and not the hundreds of miles that can be associated with the large multiples.'
  27. 'This tradition is hundreds of years old and is the largest activity of the year.'
  28. 'Let us not forget that this was a multiple hijacking, of which there have been hundreds over the decades since commercial flight became popular.'
  29. 'A shot may consist of dozens, hundreds, or thousands of image layers.'
  30. 'Cost is an important factor for patients on multiple medications often costing hundreds of dollars per month.'
  31. 'Although these are not numbered, there are hundreds of them.'
  32. 'Players will have a fairly large assortment of weapons, but not hundreds.'
  33. 'the early nineteen hundreds'
  34. 'So, for a wolverine, living to ninety or a hundred or more would not be a big deal.'
  35. 'As soon as he completed his run, he lifted his bat and waved it at the crowds, the way a batsman does when he scores a 50 or a hundred.'
  36. 'Yet, ever since became a Test opener, he has scored a hundred in every series except in New Zealand, a feat not achieved by any of his illustrious colleagues.'
  37. 'His Test average since that hundred is 56.37 and he has scored 1,635 runs.'


A subdivision of a county or shire, having its own court.

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    1. a cardinal number, ten times ten.

    2. a symbol for this number, as 100 or C.

    3. a set of this many persons or things: a hundred of the men.

    4. hundreds, a number between 100 and 999, as in referring to an amount of money: Property loss was only in the hundreds of dollars.

    5. Informal. a hundred-dollar bill. the sum of one hundred dollars.

    6. (formerly) an administrative division of an English county.

    7. a similar division in col

    More examples(as adjective)

    "children can be hundreds."

    "mores can be hundreds."

    "missings can be hundreds."

    "lies can be hundreds."

    "homelesses can be hundreds."

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    (hundred)Late Old English, from hund ‘hundred’ (from an Indo-European root shared with Latin centum and Greek hekaton) + a second element meaning ‘number’; of Germanic origin and related to Dutch honderd and German hundert. The noun sense ‘subdivision of a county’ is of uncertain origin: it may originally have been equivalent to a hundred hides of land (see hide).


    a (or one) hundred per cent