Definitions for: Thousand


[n] the cardinal number that is the product of 10 and 100
[adj] denoting a quantity consisting of 1,000 items or units



Webster (1913) Definition: Thou"sand, n. [OE. [thorn]ousend, [thorn]usend, AS.
[thorn][=u]send; akin to OS. th[=u]sundig, th[=u]sind,
OFries. thusend, D. duizend, G. tausend, OHG. t[=u]sunt,
d[=u]sunt, Icel. [thorn][=u]sund, [thorn][=u]shund, Sw.
tusen, Dan. tusind, Goth. [thorn][=u]sundi, Lith. tukstantis,
Russ. tuisiacha; of uncertain origin.]
1. The number of ten hundred; a collection or sum consisting
of ten times one hundred units or objects.

2. Hence, indefinitely, a great number.

A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand
at thy right hand. --Ps. xci. 7.

Note: The word thousand often takes a plural form. See the
Note under Hundred.

3. A symbol representing one thousand units; as, 1,000, M or
CI[Crev].


Thou"sand, a.
1. Consisting of ten hundred; being ten times one hundred.

2. Hence, consisting of a great number indefinitely.
``Perplexed with a thousand cares.'' --Shak.

Synonyms: 1000, 1000, a thousand, cardinal, chiliad, G, grand, k, K, m, M, one thousand, one thousand, thou, yard

See Also: large integer

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