- 1 1,000 You say a, one, two, etc. thousand without a final “s” on “thousand.”Thousands (of…) can be used if there is no number or quantity before it. Always use a plural verb with thousand or thousands, except when an amount of money is mentionedFour thousand (people) are expected to attend.Two thousand (dollars) was withdrawn from the account.
- 2a thousand, or thousands (of…) (usually informal) a large number There were thousands of people there.
- 3 the thousands the numbers from 1,000 to 9,999 The cost ran into the thousands. There are more examples of how to use numbers at the entry for hundred. Idioms
NAmE//ˈθaʊznd//(plural verb) (abbreviation K)
to be very successful He made another sale? He's really batting a thousand!
bat a thousand (informal)jump to other results