(Cen"tu*ple), v. t. To increase a hundredfold.
(Cen*tu"pli*cate) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Centuplicated; p. pr. & vb. n. Centuplicating.] [L.
centuplicare. See Centuple, a.] To make a hundredfold; to repeat a hundred times. [R.] Howell.
(Cen*tu"ri*al) a. [L. See Century.] Of or pertaining to a century; as, a centurial sermon. [R.]
(Cen*tu"ri*ate) a. [L. centuriatus, p. p. of centuriare to divide (men) into centuries.] Pertaining
to, or divided into, centuries or hundreds. [R.] Holland.
(Cen*tu"ri*ate) v. t. [See century.] To divide into hundreds. [Obs.]
(Cen*tu"ri*a`tor Cen"tu*rist) n. [Cf. F. centuriateur.] An historian who distinguishes time
by centuries, esp. one of those who wrote the "Magdeburg Centuries." See under Century. [R.]
(Cen*tu"ri*on) n. [L. centurio, fr. centuria; cf. F. centurion. See Century.] (Rom. Hist.) A
military officer who commanded a minor division of the Roman army; a captain of a century.
A centurion of the hand called the Italian band.
Acts x. 1.
(Cen"tu*ry) n.; pl. Centuries [L. centuria (in senses 1 & 3), fr. centum a hundred: cf. F.
centurie. See Cent.]
1. A hundred; as, a century of sonnets; an aggregate of a hundred things. [Archaic.]
And on it said a century of prayers.
2. A period of a hundred years; as, this event took place over two centuries ago.
Century, in the reckoning of time, although often used in a general way of any series of hundred consecutive
years 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 (d. 601- 700); the eighteenth century (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
3. (Rom. Antiq.) (a) A division of the Roman people formed according to their property, for the purpose
of voting for civil officers. (b) One of sixty companies into which a legion of the army was divided. It
was Commanded by a centurion.
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
(Ce*pev"o*rous) a. [L. cepa an onion + varare to devour.] Feeding upon onions. [R.]
(Ceph"a*lad) adv. [Gr. kefalh` head + L. ad toward.] (Zoöl.) Forwards; towards the head or
anterior extremity of the body; opposed to caudad.
(||Ceph`a*lal"gi*a Ceph"a*lal`gy) n. [L. cephalalgia, Gr. + pain: cf. F. céphalalgie.] (Med.)
Pain in the head; headache.
(Ceph`a*lal"gic) a. [L. cephalalgicus, Gr. .] (Med.) Relating to, or affected with, headache.
n. A remedy for the headache.