noun Etymology: probably from Low German Date: 1683 any of various units of weight used especially in Europe and usually equal to about 110 pounds (about 50 kilograms)

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  • Centner — Cent ner, n. [Cf. G. centner a hundred weight, fr. L. centenarius of a hundred, fr. centum a hundred.] 1. (Metal. & Assaying) A weight divisible first into a hundred parts, and then into smaller parts. [1913 Webster] Note: The metallurgists use a …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • centner — [sent′nər] n. [Ger centner, zentner < OHG centenari < ML centenarius, weighing 100 pounds < L: see CENTENARY] in some European countries, a commercial weight approximately equal to the British hundredweight …   English World dictionary

  • Centner — (von centum, 100), Gewicht von 100 Pfd., das in beinahe allen Ländern angenommen, jedoch nach dem Verhältniß der den verschiedenen Berechnungen zu Grunde liegenden Bestimmung verschieden ist; s. Gewicht, Cantaro, Centenajo etc., sowie die… …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • centner —    1. the English name for a German weight or mass unit, the zentner, equal to 50 kilograms or about 110.231 pounds. The name centner should not be used for the cental (see above).    2. a Russian weight or mass unit equal to 100 kilograms… …   Dictionary of units of measurement

  • centner — cent|ner sb., et, centner, ne (HISTORISK en vægtenhed) …   Dansk ordbog

  • centner — centneris statusas T sritis Standartizacija ir metrologija apibrėžtis Nesisteminis masės matavimo vienetas, lygus 100 kg. atitikmenys: angl. centner; hundred weight vok. Dezitonne, f rus. центнер, m pranc. quintal, m …   Penkiakalbis aiškinamasis metrologijos terminų žodynas

  • centner — centneris statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Nesisteminis masės vienetas (1 q = 100 kg). santrumpa( os) q atitikmenys: angl. centner; hundred weight rus. центнер …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • centner — 1) 50 kg in the English version of the German zentner 2) 100 kg in Russia …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • centner — /sent neuhr/, n. 1. (in several European countries) a unit of weight of 50 kilograms, equivalent to 110.2 pounds avoirdupois. 2. a unit of 100 kilograms. [1675 85 for sense hundredweight ; < LG; cf. G Zentner, OHG centenari < L centenarius of a… …   Universalium

  • centner — noun A unit of weight, with different actual definitions in parts of Germany and Scandinavia, typically 100 local pounds See Also: cent, centavo, centesimal, centesimo, centiem, centigram, centiliter, centimo …   Wiktionary

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