Adjective "cent" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


A monetary unit in various countries, equal to one hundredth of a dollar, euro, or other decimal currency unit.
  1. 'he was paid 40 cents an hour'
  2. 'Despite US labor laws, it is not uncommon to hear reports of women being paid 50 cents or a dollar an hour and, in other cases, forced to work for years with no pay at all.'
  3. 'I know of a girl working for nine dollars and fifty cents an hour.'
  4. 'Even vaudeville theaters ranged in price between ten cents and a dollar in the 1890s, and they attracted thousands of working-class visitors each year.'
  5. 'Just in case our foreign readers aren't sure how stiff a penalty that is, at press time, 100 baht was equal to 2 US dollars and 33 cents.'
  6. 'A liquor pour cost of 18.3%, for example, means that it cost a little more than 18 cents to generate a dollar of liquor sales.'
  7. 'The loans are expected to sell for anywhere between 3 cents and 20 cents to the dollar.'
  8. 'On the money markets, the US dollar recovered almost 1 cent against the euro to close at $1.0780 against $1.09 two days ago.'
  9. 'Currently, less than 36 cents in every dollar spent on nursing facilities is spent directly on care.'
  10. 'Currently, 92 cents of every dollar spent on conservation payments to farmers is for their retiring environmentally sensitive land from production.'
  11. 'Let us assume that on average individuals spend 90 cents and save 10 cents of each additional dollar they receive.'
  12. 'Every cent of that money should be spent for a good reason, especially in a time of budget difficulties, as a matter of public interest.'
  13. 'This amounted to theft on an unprecedented scale, the Papuans said, since they would see barely a cent of the money raised.'
  14. 'To ensure that cash flow and productivity gains aren't blown away by stormy conditions, tight-fisted managers are squeezing value out of every cent.'
  15. 'It's the perception that I'm probably saving a few cents in the long run.'
  16. 'If you are wanting every cent of your money to go straight to the grassroots, you may wish to consider the following group.'
  17. 'He said although the provincial Treasury would love to save every cent possible, traffic policing, emergency vehicles and police visibility during this time of the year were a priority.'
  18. 'Every cent helps, and we're even accepting Canadian Tire money.'
  19. 'Ambitious youngsters in Kentucky used to earn a few cents of spending money by harvesting and selling poke greens.'
  20. 'Save some cents by using dark-brown shadow you probably already have stashed in your makeup bag.'
  21. 'he hadn't yet earned a cent'
  22. 'Not one cent of this money, I assure you, has gone for anything serious.'
  23. 'Mr John Browne essentially accepted the point regarding Baltimore Harbour, and gave us another promise, but no money - not a cent!'
  24. 'The coffers were bare, with not a solitary cent left to rattle around them but money could, if absolutely necessary, be plucked from somewhere.'
  25. 'He died this year, aged around 80, without ever seeing a cent of pension money.'
  26. 'He claims he will not pay a single cent of money to the Samsas, and perhaps may even call the authorities and file claims against them.'
  27. 'When she did he told her that Chris had signed the papers but he wasn't going to give her a cent of his money but he did want to see her one last time before they went their separate ways for good.'
  28. 'I didn't pocket a single cent of taxpayers' money.'
  29. 'Protests were led by many of New Zealand's top players, none of whom takes a cent in appearance money for their national open.'
  30. 'It asked for not one cent of provincial money, and in fact was required to pay a ‘negative subsidy’ of some $30 million a year to the province.'
  31. 'We don't have so much as a cent of Rethan money, we don't hold a particular office in the hierarchy of this world, and we don't have information that could be used by someone else.'
One hundredth of a semitone.
  1. 'Geraldton motorists are now paying an average of 103.4 cents a litre for unleaded fuel - more than 4 cents more than two weeks ago.'
  2. 'In a melodic half step, no "tendency was perceived of the lower tone toward the ... and diatonic semitones are 76.0490 and 117.108 cents wide respectively.'
  3. 'Subsidy levels will be equivalent to 20 cents per litre of pure ethanol for two years, 15 cents per litre for three years and 10 cents per litre for three years.'

More definitions

1. a bronze coin of the U.S., the 100th part of a U.S. dollar: made of steel during part of 194

3. Symbol:¢.

2. the 100th part of the monetary units of various other nations, including Australia, the Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Brunei, Canada, Ethiopia, Fiji, Guyana, Hong Kong, Jamaica, Kenya, Liberia, Mauritius, New Zealand, the Seychelles, Sierra Leone, the Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Tanzania, Trinidad and Tobago, and Uganda.

3. a monetary unit

More examples(as adjective)

"ats can be cent."


Late Middle English (in the sense ‘a hundred’): from French cent, Italian cento, or Latin centum ‘hundred’.