The difference between Century and Hundred

When used as nouns, century means a period of 100 consecutive years, whereas hundred means a hundred-dollar bill, or any other note denominated 100 (e.g. a hundred euros).

Hundred is also numeral with the meaning: a numerical value equal to 100 (102), occurring after ninety-nine.

check bellow for the other definitions of Century and Hundred

  1. Century as a noun:

    A period of 100 consecutive years; often specifically a numbered period with conventional start and end dates, e.g., the twentieth century, which stretches from (strictly) 1901 through 2000, or (informally) 1900 through 1999. The first century AD was from 1 to 100.

  2. Century as a noun:

    A unit in ancient Roman army, originally of 100 army soldiers as part of a cohort, later of more varied sizes (but typically containing 60 to 70 or 80) soldiers or other men (guards, police, firemen), commanded by a centurion.

  3. Century as a noun:

    A political division of ancient Rome, meeting in the Centuriate Assembly.

  4. Century as a noun:

    A hundred things of the same kind; a hundred.

  5. Century as a noun (cricket):

    A hundred runs scored either by a single player in one innings, or by two players in a partnership.

  6. Century as a noun (sports):

    A race a hundred units (as meters, kilometres, miles) in length.

  7. Century as a noun (US, informal):

    A banknote in the denomination of one hundred dollars.

  1. Hundred as a noun:

    A hundred-dollar bill, or any other note denominated 100 (e.g. a hundred euros).

  2. Hundred as a noun (historical):

    An administrative subdivision of southern English counties formerly reckoned as comprising 100 hides (households or families) and notionally equal to 12,000 acres.

  3. Hundred as a noun (by extension, historical):

    Similar divisions in other areas, particularly in other areas of Britain or the British Empire

  4. Hundred as a noun (cricket):

    A score of one hundred runs or more scored by a batsman.


    "He made a hundred in the historic match."