Associations to the word «Century»


CENTURY, noun. A period of 100 consecutive years; often specifically a numbered period with conventional start and end dates, e.g., the twentieth century, which stretches from (strictly) 1901 through 2000, or (informally) 1900 through 1999. The first century AD was from 1 to 100; a yearhundred.
CENTURY, noun. A unit in ancient Roman army, originally of 100 army soldiers as part of a cohort, later of more varied sizes (but typically containing 60 to 70 or 80) soldiers or other men (guards, police, firemen), commanded by a centurion.
CENTURY, noun. A political division of ancient Rome, meeting in the Centuriate Assembly.
CENTURY, noun. (archaic)   A hundred things; a hundred.
CENTURY, noun. (cricket)   A hundred runs scored either by a single player in one innings, or by two players in a partnership.
CENTURY, noun. (cycling)   A ride 100 kilometres in length.
CENTURY, noun. (US) (informal)   A banknote in the denomination of one hundred dollars.
CENTURY BREAK, noun. (snooker) A consecutive score of 100 or more points in one visit to the table in a frame of snooker
CENTURY BREAKS, noun. Plural of century break
CENTURY EGG, noun. A Chinese delicacy made by preserving an egg in its shell in a mixture of charcoal and lime for around a hundred days.
CENTURY EGGS, noun. Plural of century egg
CENTURY PLANT, noun. An agave (Agave americana) originally from Mexico but cultivated worldwide.
CENTURY PLANTS, noun. Plural of century plant

Dictionary definition

CENTURY, noun. A period of 100 years.
CENTURY, noun. Ten 10s.

Wise words

The chief difference between words and deeds is that words are always intended for men for their approbation, but deeds can be done only for God.
Leo Tolstoy