Webster 1913 Edition
þūsend; akin to OS.
tuisiacha; of uncertain origin.]
The number of ten hundred; a collection or sum consisting of ten times one hundred units or objects.
Hence, indefinitely, a great number.
thousandshall fall at thy side, and ten
thousandat thy right hand.
Ps. xci. 7.
☞ The word thousand often takes a plural form. See the Note under
A symbol representing one thousand units;
as, 1,000, M or CIↃ.
Consisting of ten hundred; being ten times one hundred.
Hence, consisting of a great number indefinitely.“Perplexed with a thousand cares.”
Webster 1828 Edition
1.Denoting the number of ten hundred.
2.Proverbially, denoting a great number indefinitely. It is a thousand chances to one that you succeed.
A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand. Ps.91.
Thousand is sometimes used plurally without the plural termination, as in the passage above, ten thousand; but it often takes the plural termination. In former times, how many thousands perished by famine!