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 for century
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Century \Cen"tu*ry\, n.; pl. Centuries. [L. centuria (in
     senses 1 & 3), fr. centum a hundred: cf. F. centurie. See
     1. A hundred; as, a century of sonnets; an aggregate of a
        hundred things. [Archaic.]
        [1913 Webster]
              And on it said a century of prayers.  --Shak.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. A period of a hundred years; as, this event took place
        over two centuries ago.
        [1913 Webster]
     Note: Century, in the reckoning of time, although often used
           in a general way of any series of hundred consecutive
           years (as, a century of temperance work), usually
           signifies a division of the Christian era, consisting
           of a period of one hundred years ending with the
           hundredth year from which it is named; as, the first
           century ({a. d. 1-100 inclusive); the seventh
           century ({a.{d}. 601-700); the eighteenth century
           ({a.{d}. 1701-1800). With words or phrases connecting
           it with some other system of chronology it is used of
           similar division of those eras; as, the first century
           of Rome (A.U.C. 1-100).
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     3. (Rom. Antiq.)
        (a) A division of the Roman people formed according to
            their property, for the purpose of voting for civil
        (b) One of sixty companies into which a legion of the army
            was divided. It was Commanded by a centurion.
            [1913 Webster]
     Century plant (Bot.), the Agave Americana, formerly
        supposed to flower but once in a century; -- hence the
        name. See Agave.
     The Magdeburg Centuries, an ecclesiastical history of the
        first thirteen centuries, arranged in thirteen volumes,
        compiled in the 16th century by Protestant scholars at
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a period of 100 years
      2: ten 10s [syn: hundred, 100, C, century, one C]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  132 Moby Thesaurus words for "century":
     C, C-note, G, G-note, abundant year, academic year, aeon, age,
     ages, annum, bicentenary, bicentennial, bissextile year, buck,
     calendar month, calendar year, cartwheel, cent, cental, centare,
     centenarian, centenary, centennial, centennium, centigram,
     centimeter, centipede, centistere, centred, centref, centrev,
     centumvir, centumvirate, centurion, common year, copper, cwt, day,
     decade, decennary, decennium, defective year, dime, dollar,
     dollar bill, eternity, fifty cents, fin, fiscal year, fish,
     five cents, five hundred dollars, five-dollar bill,
     five-hundred-dollar bill, five-spot, fiver, fortnight, four bits,
     frogskin, grand, gross, half G, half a C, half dollar, half grand,
     hecatomb, hour, hundred, hundred-dollar bill, hundredweight,
     iron man, leap year, long, long hundred, long time, long while,
     lunar month, lunar year, lunation, luster, lustrum, man-hour,
     microsecond, mill, millennium, millisecond, minute, moment, month,
     month of Sundays, moon, nickel, one C, penny, quarter,
     quinquennium, red cent, regular year, right smart spell, sawbuck,
     second, semester, sesquicentenary, sesquicentennial, session,
     sidereal year, silver dollar, skin, smacker, solar year, sun,
     ten cents, ten-spot, tenner, tercentenary, tercentennial, term,
     thousand dollars, thousand-dollar bill, trimester, twelvemonth,
     twenty-dollar bill, twenty-five cents, two bits, two-dollar bill,
     two-spot, week, weekday, yard, year, years, years on end

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  CENTURY, civil law. One hundred. The Roman people were divided into 
  centuries. In England they were divided into hundreds. Vide Hundred. Century 
  also means one hundred years. 

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Century, FL -- U.S. town in Florida
     Population (2000):    1714
     Housing Units (2000): 800
     Land area (2000):     3.280645 sq. miles (8.496830 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.060760 sq. miles (0.157367 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    3.341405 sq. miles (8.654197 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            11362
     Located within:       Florida (FL), FIPS 12
     Location:             30.977648 N, 87.261500 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     32535
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
      Century, FL

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