What does the word century mean?

Usage examples for century

  1. " They ride modern machines, but they live in the tenth century. – Their Silver Wedding Journey by William Dean Howells
  2. As the century- long seconds passed she barely could resist the impulse to shout, " Fire!" – H. R. by Edwin Lefevre
  3. What would be likely to be the effect of the sudden dropping into a dreadfully evil century of a dreadfully perfect truth? – Gilbert Keith Chesterton by Maisie Ward