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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

In the 20th century, the United States endured two world wars and other traumatic and expensive military conflicts; the Depression; a dozen or so recessions and financial panics; oil shocks; a flu epidemic; and the resignation of a disgraced president. Yet the Dow rose from 66 to 11,497.
Warren Buffett

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

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

I live in New Hampshire. We're in favor of global warming. Eleven hundred more feet of sea-level rises? I've got beachfront property. You tell us up there, 'By the end of the century, New York City could be underwater,' and we say, 'Your point is?'
P. J. O'Rourke

Half a century ago, the amazing courage of Rosa Parks, the visionary leadership of Martin Luther King, and the inspirational actions of the civil rights movement led politicians to write equality into the law and make real the promise of America for all her citizens.
David Cameron
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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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