Definitions of cent

  1. a fractional monetary unit of several countries Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a coin worth one-hundredth of the value of the basic unit Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. A hundred; as, ten per cent, the proportion of ten parts in a hundred. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. A United States coin, the hundredth part of a dollar, formerly made of copper, now of copper, tin, and zinc. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. An old game at cards, supposed to be like piquet; - so called because 100 points won the game. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. The hundredth part of a dollar, or a coin of this value; a hundred; used only in the phrase per cent. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. A hundred: an American coin-the hundredth part of a dollar. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. A hundred; the one-hundredth of a dollar. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  9. The one - hundredth part of a dollar. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. A hundred; a coin, whose value is the hundredth part of the standard unit; in U.S. the hundredth part of a dollar. Per cent., a certain rate by the hundred. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  11. A hundred; per cent, a certain rate for each hundred of any thing; in the U.S. of Amer., a copper coin, in value the hundredth part of a dollar, being a little more than a halfpenny sterling. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  12. An old game at cards, supposed to be like piquet; -- so called because 100 points won the game. mso.anu.edu.au
  13. Money. A copper coin of the United States of the value of ten mills; ten of them are equal to a dime, and one hundred, to one dollar. Each cent is required to contain one hundred and sixty-eight grains. Act of January 18th, 1837, 4 Sharsw. cont. of Story',s L. U. S. 2524. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  14. sent, n. a hundred: an American coin--the hundredth part of a dollar.--ns. CENT'AGE, rate by the hundred; CENT'AL, a weight of 100 lb. proposed for general adoption, legalised in 1878.--PER CENT., by the hundred. [L. centum, a hundred.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  15. Abbreviation of centigrade and centimetre. na
  16. Per c., for, to, in, every hundred (in stating proportion, esp. of interest); three &c. per cents, public securities at 3 Concise Oxford Dictionary
  17. Abbreviation for Centimeter and Centigrade. American pocket medical dictionary.
  18. A copper coin stamped with various designs and issued first by the States, later by the Federal Government. Vermont was the first State to issue copper cents, having permitted, June, 1785, Reuben Harmon, Jr., to make money for the State for two years. He started a mint at Rupert, Bennington County, coining the Vermont cent of 1785. Obverse, wooded mountains and rising sun with a plough, Vermontis. Res. Publica. Exergue 1785. Reverse, a ring surrounded by thirteen stars with rays springing from the circle; legend, Stella. Quarta. Decima. Connecticut, in October, 1785, granted to Bishop, Hopkins, Hillhouse and Goodrich the right to coin £10,000 of copper cents, known as the Connecticut cent of 1785. Obverse, a mailed bust, head laureated; legend, Auctori. Connec. Reverse, Goddess of Liberty grasping olive branch in right hand and liberty staff in left, which is surmounted by a liberty cap; legend, Inde. Et Lib. Exergue 1785. Massachusetts established a mint in 1786, and coined $60,000 in cents and half cents. Obverse of cent: a clothed Indian, in his right hand a bow, in his left an arrow; legend, Common * Wealth. Reverse, a spread eagle, a shield on his breast bearing the word cent, his talons grasping an olive branch and a bundle of arrows; legend, Massachusetts, Exergue 1787, beneath a horizontal bar. New Jersey granted to Goadsby and Cox, in 1786, the right to coin £10,000 at fifteen coppers to the shilling, known as New Jersey copper coin of 1786. Obverse, horse's head, heraldic wreath and plough; legend, Nova. Caesarea. Exergue 1786. Reverse, a shield; legend, E Pluribus Unum. In 1781 the Continental Congress directed Robert Morris to look into the matter of Governmental Coinage. Morris proposed a money unit equal to one-fourth of a grain of fine silver, an equivalent of one-fourteen-hundred-and-fortieth of a Spanish dollar. The coin equal to one hundred of these units was to be called a cent [Latin centum, one hundred], 500 units a quint, 10,000 units a mark. These were not accepted, but in 1784 Jefferson proposed in his coinage report to Congress that the "smallest coin be of copper, of which two hundred shall pass for one dollar." In 1786 the hundredth was substituted. Copper cents began to be coined in 1793. In 1796 their weight was reduced. In 1857 the small nickel cent was substituted, in 1864 the small bronze. Dictionary of United States history
  19. A coin used in the U.S., made of copper or copper and nickel = 1/100 of a dollar, or about a halfpenny. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  20. A hundred [L.], as five per cent., i.e. five in the hundred. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  21. n. [Latin] A hundred; as 10 per cent;—a coin of the United States, worth the 100th part of a dollar. Cabinet Dictionary
  22. A hundred, as five per cent, that is, five in the hundred. Complete Dictionary

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