Hypertext Webster Gateway: "thousand"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

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.

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

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Thousand \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.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

adj : denoting a quantity consisting of 1,000 items or units [syn:
{a thousand}, {one thousand}, {1000}, {m}, {k}]
n : the cardinal number that is the product of 10 and 100 [syn:
{one thousand}, {1000}, {M}, {K}, {chiliad}, {G}, {grand},
{thou}, {yard}]

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