What does the word cent mean?

Usage examples for cent

  1. In their twenty- five years of married life together Hattie Mandle never had had a five- cent piece that she could call her own. – Half Portions by Edna Ferber
  2. But twenty- five per cent. – The Varmint by Owen Johnson F. R. Gruger
  3. She don'towe a cent, nor ever shall for twenty- four hours after the bill is made out, while I own her. – Jack Tier or The Florida Reef by James Fenimore Cooper