AskDefine | Define cent

Dictionary Definition

cent

Noun

1 a fractional monetary unit of several countries
2 a coin worth one-hundredth of the value of the basic unit [syn: penny, centime]

User Contributed Dictionary

see Cent

English

Etymology

Borrowed from Old French cent, “hundred”, from Latin centum, from Proto-Indo-European *(d)ḱm̥tóm.

Pronunciation

Homophones

Noun

  1. A subunit of currency equal to one-hundredth of the main unit of currency in many countries, including the United States. Symbol: ¢.
  2. A subunit of currency equal to one-hundredth of the euro.
  3. A coin having face value of one cent (in either of the above senses).
  4. A hundredth of a half step.

Synonyms

Translations

subunit of currency in US and elsewhere
  • Arabic: (sant, sint)
  • Chinese: (fēn)
  • Croatian: cent
  • Dutch: cent
  • Finnish: sentti
  • French: cent, centime
  • German: Cent
  • Greek, Modern: σεντ
  • Hebrew: סֶנְט (sent')
  • Hungarian: penny
  • Italian: centesimo
  • Japanese: セント
  • Korean: 센트 (senteu)
  • Lithuanian: centas
  • Portuguese: centavo
  • Russian: цент (tsent)
  • Spanish: centavo, céntimo
  • Swedish: cent
one-hundredth of a euro
coin
  • Finnish: sentti
  • French: (of dollar) (pièce d'un) cent ; (of euro) (pièce d'un) centime

Breton

Numeral

cent
  1. (one or a) hundred

Croatian

Noun

  1. cent (of a dollar or euro)

Declension

Dutch

Pronunciation

Noun

cent m (plural: centen, diminutive: centje)
  1. cent (one-hundredth of a euro)

Derived terms

Esperanto

Numeral

cent
  1. hundred.
    En 1999, la gazeto eldonis retrospektivon de la pasintaj cent jaroj.
    In 1999, the newspaper published a retrospective of the last hundred years.

French

Etymology

cent, from centum, from .

Pronunciation

Homophones

Cardinal numeral

cent m (plural cents)
  1. (one or a) hundred

Related terms

Noun

fr-noun m
  1. cent (one-hundredth of a dollar or of a euro)

Swedish

Noun

cent
  1. cent; a subunit of currency

Extensive Definition

Cent may refer to:

See also

cent in Czech: Cent
cent in German: Cent
cent in French: Cent
cent in Italian: Cent
cent in Hebrew: סנט
cent in Dutch: Cent
cent in Japanese: セント
cent in Norwegian: Cent
cent in Portuguese: Cent
cent in Russian: Цент (значения)
cent in Slovak: Cent
cent in Slovenian: Cent (razločitev)
cent in Swedish: Cent
cent in Ukrainian: Цент

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

C, C-note, Deutschmark, G, G-note, Mark, Reichsmark, a continental, a curse, a damn, a darn, a hoot, afghani, anna, bagatelle, baht, bauble, bean, bibelot, bit, brass farthing, buck, button, cartwheel, centavo, centime, century, conto, copper, curio, dime, dollar, dollar bill, dong, farce, farthing, feather, fifty cents, fig, fin, fish, five cents, five hundred dollars, five-dollar bill, five-hundred-dollar bill, five-spot, fiver, fleabite, florin, folderol, four bits, franc, fribble, frippery, frogskin, gaud, gewgaw, gimcrack, grand, guilder, gulden, hair, half G, half a C, half dollar, half grand, halfpenny, hill of beans, hundred-dollar bill, iron man, jest, joke, kickshaw, kip, knickknack, knickknackery, kopeck, krona, krone, lira, mill, milreis, minikin, mockery, molehill, nickel, penny, peppercorn, peseta, picayune, pie, piece of eight, pin, pinch of snuff, pinprick, pistareen, pound, quarter, rand, rap, red cent, rial, row of pins, ruble, rupee, rush, sawbuck, shekel, shilling, shit, silver dollar, skin, smacker, snap, sneeshing, sol, sou, stiver, straw, ten cents, ten-spot, tenner, thousand dollars, thousand-dollar bill, toy, trifle, trinket, triviality, tuppence, twenty-dollar bill, twenty-five cents, two bits, two cents, two-dollar bill, two-spot, twopence, whim-wham, won, yard, yen
Privacy Policy, About Us, Terms and Conditions, Contact Us
Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2
Material from Wikipedia, Wiktionary, Dict
Valid HTML 4.01 Strict, Valid CSS Level 2.1