Century - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈsentʃəri|  American pronunciation of the word century
Brit.  |ˈsɛntʃʊri|  British pronunciation of the word century


- a period of 100 years
- ten 10s (syn: 100, c, hundred)


It took more than a century to complete the cathedral.

Millions of people celebrated the beginning of the 21st century on January 1, 2000.

The pottery dates back to the sixth century B.C.E.

When the prince got married, it was called the wedding of the century.

The church was built in the 13th century.

by the beginning of the next century

the story of life on a small farm at the turn of the century (=the beginning of the century)

This word was last used in the 17th century.

An event back in the last century

The company has been in its present location since the beginning of the century.

A word first recorded early in the 17th century

A word first recorded in the late 17th century

A word first recorded late in the 17th century

A dynasty ruled over this region during the 11th century.

The class focused on the great religious leaders of the last century.

Word forms

singular: century
plural: centuries
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