thousand ( thousands plural )
The plural form is thousand after a number, or after a word or expression referring to a number, such as `several' or `a few'.
1 num Athousand or onethousand is the number 1,000.
usu a/num NUM
...five thousand acres..., Visitors can expect to pay about a thousand pounds a day.
2 quant If you refer to thousands of things or people, you are emphasizing that there are very many of them.
QUANT of pl-n (emphasis)
Thousands of refugees are packed into over-crowded towns and villages...
You can also use thousands as a pronoun., pron
Hundreds have been killed in the fighting and thousands made homeless.
a thousand and one
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