noun (centur, ies)
- A period of 100 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 unit in ancient Roman, 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.
- A political division of ancient Rome, meeting in the Centuriate Assembly.
- (Cricket) a hundred runs scored either by a single player in one innings, or by two players in a partnership.
- (context, US, cycling) A ride 100 miles in length.
Etymology: Latin centuria
- Dutch: centurie(nl)f
- French: centurie(fr)f
- German: Zenturie(de)f
- Italian: centuria(it)f
- Spanish: centuria(es)f
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