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Thousand


THOU'SAND, adjective s as z.

1. Denoting the number of ten hundred.

2. Proverbially, denoting a great number indefinitely. It is a thousand chances to one that you succeed.

THOU'SAND, noun The number of ten hundred.

A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand. Psalms 91:7.

Thousand is sometimes used plurally without the plural termination, as in the passage above, ten thousand; but it often takes the plural termination. In former times, how many thousands perished by famine!