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thousand

1. the cardinal number that is the product of 10 and 100
2. a numeral, 1000, 103, M, etc., representing this number
3. the amount or quantity that is one hundred times greater than ten
4. Maths the position containing a digit representing that number followed by three zeros
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MacDonald, glancing again at his hand, put in a thousand in markers.
By giving the balloon these cubic dimensions, and filling it with hydrogen gas, instead of common air--the former being fourteen and a half times lighter and weighing therefore only two hundred and seventy-six pounds--a difference of three thousand seven hundred and twenty-four pounds in equilibrium is produced; and it is this difference between the weight of the gas contained in the balloon and the weight of the surrounding atmosphere that constitutes the ascensional force of the former.
A great corporation, nerved at every point with telephone wires, may now pay fifty thousand dollars to the Bell Company, while at the same time a young Irish immigrant boy, just arrived in New York City, may offer five coppers and find at his disposal a fifty million dollar telephone system.
If you were to do that," she said, "he would merely tell you to be so good as first to return him the fifty thousand francs.
Rostov had just prepared a card, by bending the corner of which he meant to double the three thousand just put down to his score, when Dolokhov, slamming down the pack of cards, put it aside and began rapidly adding up the total of Rostov's debt, breaking the chalk as he marked the figures in his clear, bold hand.
That's five hundred a month, or six thousand a year.
a fellow like that must be well worth a hundred thousand crowns.
Wingrave at that time was the possessor of six thousand shares in the Royal Hardwell Copper Mine, which had cost him, on an average, two dollars twenty-five.
After all, he had a year at his disposal, in which to raise the three thousand pounds--and a year is a long time.
Now this is not all," he said; "you cannot live upon your fifteen thousand francs.
Let us suppose, gentle reader, that it is now the year of the world three thousand eight hundred and thirty, and let us, for a few minutes, imagine ourselves at that most grotesque habitation of man, the remarkable city of Antioch.
The rest was that one night he found himself in debt to the sharper eight thousand pieces of gold