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Definition of Century
CenturyCentury Cen"tu*ry, n.; pl. Centuries. [L. centuria (in
senses 1 & 3), fr. centum a hundred: cf. F. centurie. See
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
(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
Meaning of Century from wikipedia
- A century
(from the Latin
one hundred; abbreviated
c.) is a period
of 100 years. Centuries
are numbered ordinally
and many other...
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- The 19th (nineteenth) century
was a century
1, 1801, and ended
31, 1900. It is often
with the 1800s...
- The Toyota Century
(****anese: トヨタ センチュリー, Toyota
Senchurī) is a large
four-door limousine produced mainly
for the ****anese market, serving
- 20th (twentieth) century
was a century
1, 1901 and ended
31, 2000. It was the tenth
and final century
of the 2nd millennium...
eggs (Chinese: 皮蛋; pinyin: pídàn), also known
egg, hundred-year egg, thousand-year egg, thousand-year-old egg, millennium
is a 1993 British
by playwright Stephen
as a 19th-century Jewish doctor
- The 18th century lasted
1, 1701 to December
31, 1800 in the Gregorian
the 18th century
- The 21st (twenty-first) century
is the current century
of the Anno Domini
era or Common
Era, in accordance
with the Gregorian
calendar. It began
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