century


century
noun
ADJECTIVE
19th, 20th, etc.

It was built in the 20th century.

a 17th-century building

earlier, last, later, past, previous

Later centuries saw the development of a complex agricultural system.

following, new, next

a celebration to welcome the new century

present
VERB + CENTURY
begin, enter

As we enter the 21st century, the challenges facing our world seem overwhelming.

span

a collection of paintings spanning four centuries

CENTURY + VERB
begin, dawn

As the 21st century dawned, the Internet promised to reshape society.

continue, pass, progress, unfold, wear on
end
see sth, witness sth

The 19th century witnessed the publication of many books on the history of art.

PREPOSITION
during the century

The city's population doubled during the 19th century.

for centuries

There have been orchards in this region for centuries.

in the … century

He lived in the 16th century.

over the centuries

a marble floor worn smooth over the centuries

through the centuries

a tradition passed down through the centuries

throughout the century

America's influence on culture grew throughout the 20th century.

PHRASES
centuries old

a centuries-old custom

the turn of the century

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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