existing for an indefinite number of centuries.
very old; ancient.
a period of 100 years. one of the successive periods of 100 years reckoned forward or backward from a recognized chronological epoch, especially from the assumed date of the birth of Jesus. any group or collection of 100: a century of limericks. (in the ancient Roman army) a company, consisting of approximately 100 men. one […]
(in the ancient Roman army) the commander of a century. (initial capital letter) Military. any one of various British battle tanks in service from 1945 to 1967. Contemporary Examples Historical Examples noun the officer commanding a Roman century n. late 13c., from Latin centurionem (nominative centurio), “Roman army officer, head of a centuria” (a group […]
- Century egg
noun See hundred-year egg
- Century meltdown