If there were a similar rate nationally, that would amount to several thousand cases per year.
And the mirror replied: “You, my queen, may have a beauty quite rare, but Little Snow White is a thousand times more fair.”
Jefferson may have promoted “all men are created” on paper, but no one is ever going to forget about the half thousand slaves.
With prizes on the Red Bull tour of just a few thousand dollars, the divers certainly aren't in it for the money.
Then she and Gov. David Paterson engaged in a lethal duel of a thousand cuts by leak.
There's a thousand years of prejudice and bigotry concentrated in you.
Margaret could not speak, though a thousand questions struggled in her heart.
I could go several thousand yards without stopping and with no mishaps.
He was always waited upon by a thousand pages and a thousand girls.
Now would I give a thousand furlongs of sea for an acre of barren ground.
Old English þusend, from Proto-Germanic *thusundi (cf. Old Frisian thusend, Dutch duizend, Old High German dusunt, German tausend, Old Norse þusund, Gothic þusundi).
Related to words in Balto-Slavic (cf. Lithuanian tukstantis, Old Church Slavonic tysashta, Polish tysiąc, Czech tisic), and probably ultimately a compound with indefinite meaning "several hundred" or "a great multitude" (with first element perhaps related to Sanskrit tawas "strong, force").
Used to translate Greek khilias, Latin mille, hence the refinement into the precise modern meaning. There was no general Indo-European word for "thousand." Slang shortening thou first recorded 1867. Thousand island dressing (1916) is presumably named for the region of New York on the St. Lawrence River.