WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
cen•ten•ar•y /sɛnˈtɛnəri, ˈsɛntənˌɛri/USA pronunciation   adj., n., pl.  -ies. 
adj. 
  1. of or marking a period of 100 years.
  2. occurring once in every 100 years.

n. [countable]
  1. a centennial.
  2. a century.
See -cent-.
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
cen•ten•ar•y  (sen tenə rē, sentn er′ē; esp. Brit. sen tēnə rē),USA pronunciation adj., n., pl.  -ar•ies. 
adj. 
  1. of or pertaining to a period of 100 years.
  2. recurring once in every 100 years:a centenary celebration.

n. 
  1. a centennial.
  2. a period of 100 years;
    century.
  • Latin centēnārius (adjective, adjectival), equivalent. to centēn(ī) a hundred each (cent(um) 100 + -ēnī distributive suffix) + -ārius -ary
  • 1600–10

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
quin•tal  (kwintl),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Weights and Measuresa unit of weight equal to 100 kilograms (220.5 avoirdupois pounds).
  2. Weights and Measureshundredweight.
  • Arabic qinṭār weight of a hundred pounds, probably Latin centēnārius. Compare  centenary,  kantar, kilderkin
  • Medieval Latin quintāle
  • late Middle English 1425–75


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

centenary /sɛnˈtiːnərɪ/ adj
  1. of or relating to a period of 100 years
  2. occurring once every 100 years
n ( pl -naries)
  1. a 100th anniversary or its celebration
Etymology: 17th Century: from Latin centēnārius of a hundred, from centēnī a hundred each, from centum hundred



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