Definition for word century.

Century Cen"tu*ry, n.; pl. Centuries. [L. centuria (in senses 1 & 3), fr. centum a hundred: cf. F. centurie. See Cent.] 1. A hundred; as, a century of sonnets; an aggregate of a hundred things. [Archaic.] And on it said a century of prayers. --Shak. 2. A period of a hundred years; as, this event took place over two centuries ago. Note: Century, in the reckoning of time, although often used in a general way of any series of hundred consecutive years (as, a century of temperance work), usually signifies a division of the Christian era, consisting of a period of one hundred years ending with the hundredth year from which it is named; as, the first century (a. d. 1-100 inclusive); the seventh century (a.d. 601-700); the eighteenth century (a.d. 1701-1800). With words or phrases connecting it with some other system of chronology it is used of similar division of those eras; as, the first century of Rome (A.U.C. 1-100). 3. (Rom. Antiq.) (a) A division of the Roman people formed according to their property, for the purpose of voting for civil officers. (b) One of sixty companies into which a legion of the army was divided. It was Commanded by a centurion. Century plant (Bot.), the Agave Americana, formerly supposed to flower but once in a century; -- hence the name. See Agave. The Magdeburg Centuries, an ecclesiastical history of the first thirteen centuries, arranged in thirteen volumes, compiled in the 16th century by Protestant scholars at Magdeburg.

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- a century (from the latin centum, meaning one hundred; abbreviated c.) is one hundred year s. centuries are numbered ordinally in
- in the sport of cricket , a century is a score of 100 or more runs in a single innings by a batsman . 'century partnership' which occurs
- century media records is an independent record label with offices in the united states , germany , and australia . background
- the century magazine was first published in the united states in 1881 by the century company of new york city . it was the successor of
- the random house group : century. william heinemann hutchinson preface. random house books. random house business books. random house audio
- term century , content century defn an individual score of at least 100 runs, a significant landmark for a batsman. sometimes used
- buick century is the model name used by the buick division of general motors for a line of upscale performance cars from 1936 to 1942 and
- it was created prior to the 1967 season as the nfl century division date february 2013 when the nfl split into four divisions.
- the company merged with century publishing in 1985 to form century hutchinson, and was folded into the british random house group in 1989
- century is a family of type faces derived from the original century roman cut by american type founders designer linn boyd benton in 1894

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