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Definition of THOUSAND

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Thousand \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. [1913 Webster]

     2. Hence, indefinitely, a great number.
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              A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand.                    --Ps. xci. 7. [1913 Webster]

     Note: The word thousand often takes a plural form. See the Note under {Hundred}. [1913 Webster]

     3. A symbol representing one thousand units; as, 1,000, M or CI[Crev]. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Thousand \Thou"sand\, a.
     1. Consisting of ten hundred; being ten times one hundred. [1913 Webster]

     2. Hence, consisting of a great number indefinitely.
        "Perplexed with a thousand cares." --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

58 Moby Thesaurus words for "thousand": G, M, a billion, a crore, a lakh, a million, a myriad, a nonillion, a quadrillion, a thousand, a zillion, billion, chiliad, chiliagon, chiliahedron, chiliarch, chiliarchia, considerable, ever so many, full many, gobs, grand, heap, heaped-up, jillion, kilo, kilocycle, kilogram, kilohertz, kiloliter, kilometer, lakh, loads, many, millennium, millepede, milligram, milliliter, million, multifarious, multifold, multiple, multitudinal, multitudinous, myriad, no few, not a few, numerous, one hundred thousand, oodles, quantities, quite some, ten thousand, thou, trillion, very many, yard, zillion


Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]


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