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Topic: NUMBERS

Language: Old English
Origin: thusend

thousand

number
     
thou‧sand plural thousand or thousands
1HMN the number 1000:
a journey of almost a thousand miles
two/three/four etc thousand
five thousand dollars
The company employs 30 thousand people.
2 an extremely large number of things or people
a thousand
I've been this route a thousand times before.
thousands of
There are thousands of things I want to do.
thousandth adjective:
the thousandth anniversary of the founding of the city
thousandth noun [countable]
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