- a period of 100 years
- one of the successive periods of 100 years dated before or after an epoch or event, esp the birth of Christ
- a score or grouping of 100: to score a century in cricket
- (in ancient Rome) a unit of foot soldiers, originally 100 strong, later consisting of 60 to 80 men
- (in ancient Rome) a division of the people for purposes of voting
WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
- a period of 100 years:the amazing changes of the past century.
- one of the periods of 100 years counted from a recognized date, esp. from the assumed date of the birth of Jesus:The twentieth century began in 1901 and ends in the year 2000.
- a period of 100 years.
- one of the successive periods of 100 years reckoned forward or backward from a recognized chronological epoch, esp. from the assumed date of the birth of Jesus.
- any group or collection of 100:a century of limericks.
- Ancient History, Antiquity, Military(in the ancient Roman army) a company, consisting of approximately 100 men.
- Antiquityone of the voting divisions of the ancient Roman people, each division having one vote.
- Printing(cap.) a style of type.
- Slang Termsa hundred-dollar bill;
- Sporta race of 100 yards or meters, as in track or swimming, or of 100 miles, as in bicycle racing.
- Sport[Cricket.]a score of at least 100 runs made by one batsman in a single inning.
- Latin centuria unit made up of 100 parts, esp. company of soldiers, equivalent. to cent(um) 100 + -uria, perh. extracted from decuria decury