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1. century

noun. ['ˈsɛntʃɝi'] a period of 100 years.

Synonyms

  • millenary
  • quattrocento
  • decennium
  • millennium
  • half-century
  • period of time
  • decennary
  • period
  • time period
  • quarter-century
  • decade

Antonyms

  • day
  • night
  • middle
  • beginning

Etymology

  • centuria (Latin)
  • centum (Latin)

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Rhymes with Century

  • penitentiary

How do you pronounce century?

Pronounce century as ˈsɛnʧəri.

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How do you spell century? Is it centuty ?

A common misspelling of century is centuty

Sentences with century


1. Noun, singular or mass
Sesame seeds were brought from Africa to the United States in the late 17th century.

Quotes about century


1. Written in 1895, Alfred Nobel's will endowed prizes for scientific research in chemistry, physics, and medicine. At that time, these fields were narrowly defined, and researchers were often classically trained in only one discipline. In the late 19th century, knowledge of science was not a requisite for success in other walks of life.
- Peter Agre

2. Let's face it: professing a deep interest in movies, the absolutely dominant global art form of the last century, is at this point like professing an interest in air. Passion is nice. Erudition is admirable. But it's like that moment when good manners cross over into meaningless etiquette.
- David Rakoff

3. In the 21st century, I think the heroes will be the people who will improve the quality of life, fight poverty and introduce more sustainability.
- Bertrand Piccard

2. half-century

noun. a period of 50 years.

Synonyms

  • century
  • period
  • time period

Antonyms

  • work time
  • time off
  • downtime
  • overtime

3. quarter-century

noun. a period of 25 years.

Synonyms

  • period of time
  • period
  • time period

Antonyms

  • work time
  • time off
  • downtime
  • overtime

Etymology

  • century (English)
  • centuria (Latin)
  • quarter- (English)

4. century

noun. ['ˈsɛntʃɝi'] ten 10s.

Synonyms

  • large integer
  • hundred
  • one C
  • 100

Antonyms

  • work time
  • time off
  • downtime
  • overtime

Etymology

  • centuria (Latin)
  • centum (Latin)
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