- Out of each hundred; per hundred.
- One part in a hundred: The report states that 42 percent of the alumni contributed to the endowment. Also called per centum.
- A percentage or portion: She has invested a large percent of her salary.
- Chiefly British Public securities yielding interest at a specified percentage.
- Paying or demanding interest at a specified percentage: a 5 1/2 percent checking account.