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Thousandth meaning

thousandth - 4 dictionary results

  1. 1. Constituting, or being one of, a thousand equal parts into which anything is divided; the tenth of a hundredth.
  2. 2. The quotient of a unit divided by a thousand; one of a thousand equal parts into which a unit is divided.
  3. 3. Next in order after nine hundred and ninty- nine; coming last of a thousand successive individuals or units; - the ordinal of thousand; as, the thousandth part of a thing.
  4. 4. Occurring as being one of, or the last one of, a very great number; very small; minute; - used hyperbolically; as, to do a thing for the thousandth time.

thousandth - examples of usage

  1. While Mr. Denham examined the manuscript, she glanced up at her grandfather, and, for the thousandth time, fell into a pleasant dreamy state in which she seemed to be the companion of those giant men, of their own lineage, at any rate, and the insignificant present moment was put to shame. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  2. There was no reason why it should exist; it would be by the thousandth chance, even if Ehrhardt were still there, that they should meet him at the railroad station, and there were a thousand chances that he was no longer in Peschiera. - "A Fearful Responsibility and Other Stories", William D. Howells.
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