/thow"zeuhnd/, n., pl. thousands, (as after a numeral) thousand, adj.
1. a cardinal number, 10 times 100.
2. a symbol for this number, as 1000 or M.
3. thousands. the numbers between 1000 and 999,999, as in referring to an amount of money: Property damage was in the thousands.
4. a great number or amount.
5. Also, thousand's place.
a. (in a mixed number) the position of the fourth digit to the left of the decimal point.
b. (in a whole number) the position of the fourth digit from the right.
6. amounting to 1000 in number.
[bef. 900; ME; OE thusend; c. D duizend, OHG dusunt, ON thusund, Goth thusindi]

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