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centuries, plural;
  1. A period of one hundred years
    • - a century ago most people walked to work
  2. A period of one hundred years reckoned from the traditional date of the birth of Jesus Christ
    • - the fifteenth century
    • - a twentieth-century lifestyle
  3. A group of one hundred things

  4. A company in the ancient Roman army, originally of one hundred men

  5. An ancient Roman political division for voting

  6. A bicycle race of one hundred miles
    • - the nation's largest single-day century ride
  7. A score of one hundred in a sporting event


  1. a period of 100 years
  2. hundred: ten 10s
  3. A century (from the Latin centum, meaning one hundred) is one hundred consecutive years. It is also a Roman term. Centuries are numbered ordinally in English and many other languages (e.g. "the seventh century AD/CE").
  4. Century is a New York Times best-selling novel, written by Fred Mustard Stewart and published in 1981. The story follows four generations of an Italian-American family with settings in both America and Italy. ...
  5. The Century was produced by the Century Motor Company from 1911-13 and later renamed to the Century Electric Car company from 1913-15. Both companies operated out of Detroit, Michigan. The Century was an electric car with an underslung chassis. ...
  6. Century Motor Vehicle Company (1899-1903) was a manufacturer of steam automobiles in Syracuse, New York. The company switched to gasoline-fuelled internal combustion engine-powered automobiles in January, 1903 and went out of business later that year.
  7. Century are a French rock band formed in Marseille in 1985. Led by singer and composer Jean-Louis Milford, Century are probably best known for their single "Lover Why" from the album And... Soul It Goes in 1986. ...
  8. Originally published in 1999 by Phaidon Press, Century is a coffee table book that is equal parts photography and history. It was both conceived and edited by Bruce Bernard, a picture editor for The Sunday Times Magazine. ...
  9. Century is a fictional comic book superhero, a member of Force Works in the comic series of the same name from 1994–1996. Created by Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning, and Tom Tenney, the character first appeared in issue #1 of Force Works in July 1994.
  10. In the sport of cricket, a batsman reaches his century when he scores 100 or more runs in a single innings. The term is also included in "century partnership" which occurs when two batsmen add 100 runs to the team total when they are batting together. ...
  11. Century is a 1993 British film, written and directed by playwright Stephen Poliakoff.
  12. Random House, Inc. is the world's largest English language general trade book publisher. It has been owned since 1998 by the large German private media corporation Bertelsmann and has become the umbrella brand for Bertelsmann book publishing. ...
  13. The Celebrity Century, formerly named Century, is the lead ship of the Century-class of cruise ships for Celebrity Cruises, and the co-flagship of the Celebrity fleet, along with Millennium-/lass ship Celebrity Constellation. ...
  14. 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. ...
  15. Any 100-mile ride. It’s been considered prestigious to be able to ride a century in a day since the 1880s. Today, many clubs hold century rides, which include a great route, rest stops at regular intervals with food and drink and a bunch of great folks to ride with. ...
  16. GBP£ 100 (also known as a 'Ton').
  17. a military unit, originally made up of 100 men.
  18. a one-hundred-mile ride (161 kilometers); metric century is one hundered kilometers (62 miles).
  19. A ride of 100 miles (161km). A "metric century" is 100 km (62 miles.)
  20. a score, etc of a hundred in a sporting event, especially a hundred runs by one batsman in cricket.
  21. Any break which totals 100 points or more.
  22. one hundred runs scored by a batsman in one innings.
  23. Score of 100 or more points in one round
  24. This is, one hundred runs scored by a single batsmen in a single innings. Multiples of one hundred are referred to as double and triple centuries. Fifty runs are referred to as a 'half-century' while a partnership of 100 might be referred to as a 'century partnership'. ...
  25. When a batsman has scored 100 he is said to have scored a century.