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Definition of Century

Century

  1. A hundred; as, a century of sonnets; an aggregate of a hundred things.
  2. A period of a hundred years; as, this event took place over two centuries ago.
  3. A division of the Roman people formed according to their property, for the purpose of voting for civil officers.
  4. One of sixty companies into which a legion of the army was divided. It was Commanded by a centurion.

Century Quotations

Shakespeare - I was very influenced - still am - by Shakespeare. I couldn't believe that a white man in the 16th century could so know my heart.
Maya Angelou

I think there's every reason this 21st century will be much happier.
Dalai Lama

The first decade of the twentieth century was not a great time to be born black and poor and female in St. Louis, Missouri, but Vivian Baxter was born black and poor, to black and poor parents. Later she would grow up and be called beautiful. As a grown woman she would be known as the butter-colored lady with the blowback hair.
Maya Angelou

Death and vulgarity are the only two facts in the nineteenth century that one cannot explain away.
Oscar Wilde

As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.
Bill Gates
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Century Translations

century in Afrikaans is eeu
century in Dutch is eeuw
century in German is Jahrhundert
century in Italian is secolo
century in Spanish is siglo, centuria

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