centenarian
noun Date: 1790 one that is 100 years old or older • centenarian adjective

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  • centenarian — [sen΄tə ner′ē ən] adj. [< CENTENARY] 1. of 100 years; of a centennial 2. of a centenarian n. a person at least 100 years old …   English World dictionary

  • Centenarian — Cen te*na ri*an, a. Of or relating to a hundred years. n. A person a hundred years old. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • centenarian — 1846 (n.), from CENTENARY (Cf. centenary) + IAN (Cf. ian). As an adj., recorded from 1849 …   Etymology dictionary

  • centenarian — ► NOUN ▪ a person a hundred or more years old. ► ADJECTIVE ▪ a hundred or more years old …   English terms dictionary

  • Centenarian — A centenarian is a person who has attained the age of 100 years or more. Because current average life expectancies across the world are less than 100, the term is invariably associated with longevity. Much rarer, a supercentenarian is a person… …   Wikipedia

  • centenarian — UK [ˌsentɪˈneərɪən] / US [ˌsentəˈnerɪən] noun [countable] Word forms centenarian : singular centenarian plural centenarians someone who is 100 years old or older …   English dictionary

  • centenarian — [[t]se̱ntɪne͟əriən[/t]] centenarians N COUNT A centenarian is someone who is a hundred years old or older. Japan has more than 4,000 centenarians …   English dictionary

  • centenarian — /sen tn air ee euhn/, adj. 1. pertaining to or having lived 100 years. n. 2. a person who has reached the age of 100. [1840 50; < L centenari(us) (see CENTENARY) + AN] * * * …   Universalium

  • centenarian — Synonyms and related words: C, Father Time, Methuselah, Nestor, Old Paar, bicentenary, bicentennial, cental, centare, centenary, centennial, centennium, centigram, centimeter, centipede, centistere, centred, centref, centrev, centumvir,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • centenarian — cen|te|nar|i|an [ˌsentıˈneəriən US ˈner ] n someone who is 100 years old or older …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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