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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

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

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

Let the word go forth from this time and place, to friend and foe alike, that the torch has been passed to a new generation of Americans - born in this century, tempered by war, disciplined by a hard and bitter peace.
John F. Kennedy

Genius always finds itself a century too early.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Before printing was discovered, a century was equal to a thousand years.
Henry David Thoreau
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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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