thousand


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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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After all, he had a year at his disposal, in which to raise the three thousand pounds--and a year is a long time.
The shares are hundred dollar ones, and there are ten thousand of them.
Instead of sixteen hundred rubles he had a long column of figures scored against him, which he had reckoned up to ten thousand, but that now, as he vaguely supposed, must have risen to fifteen thousand.
But I would wager four thousand pounds that such a journey, made under these conditions, is impossible."
"Now this is not all," he said; "you cannot live upon your fifteen thousand francs."
You will remember that it is now the year of the world three thousand eight hundred and thirty.
"She cannot devise a miracle that will turn NOTHING into eight thousand gold pieces, and lesser help will bring us little peace."
In 1907 four hundred and fifty-eight thousand independent telephones were linked by wire to the nearest Bell Company; and in 1908 these were followed by three hundred and fifty thousand more.
A weight of four thousand pounds is represented by a displacement of the air amounting to forty-four thousand eight hundred and forty-seven cubic feet; or, in other words, forty-four thousand eight hundred and forty-seven cubic feet of air weigh about four thousand pounds.
At this diversion the bank made itself responsible for a hundred thousand thalers as the limit, but the highest stake allowable was, as in roulette, four thousand florins.
That's five hundred a month, or six thousand a year.
a fellow like that must be well worth a hundred thousand crowns."