Definition of 'centimetre'
Video: pronunciation of 'centimetre'
Example sentences containing 'centimetre'
These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
To this day his right leg is three centimetres shorter than his left. Times, Sunday Times (2012)But the steering wheel had not and ended up just ten centimetres from the seat. The Sun (2007)Its nose is only a few centimetres long but will get much longer. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Scientific knowledge will not advance by one centimetre as a result of them. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The total length of his journey is within five centimetres of a whole number of metres. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The mattress was about one centimetre thick. Times, Sunday Times (2012)My face had dropped five centimetres because of the bone damage and my teeth were hanging out. The Sun (2011)Take a handful of clay and roll it out about a centimetre thick. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It was about a centimetre thick and was cork wrapped in white leather. The Sun (2013)The cup grows a centimetre or so high and wide and is attached to the cave wall by a short stalk. Caves and Cave Life (1993)But the problem is delivery because thousands of injections of stem cells would be needed to cover a cubic centimetre of muscles. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The doctors said that if the cut had been just half a centimetre longer they would have had to remove my kidney. Times, Sunday Times (2015)They can hit a target to within one centimetre from 16 miles. The Sun (2011)Indeed, a sceptic might judge his barnet to be a couple of centimetres too long. Times, Sunday Times (2015)THIS tiny squid just one centimetre long was the winning catch in a national fishing competition. The Sun (2012)I cut up the remaining placenta into small one centimetre blocks and placed them on a baking tray to freeze. The Sun (2013)There were two panels in the ceiling -- ten centimetres wide -- and covered in a screen for air. The Tribes Triumphant (2006)The bright flowers were dug out of a mine in a mountain range of the Dominican Republic and are almost one centimetre in length. The Sun (2016)I tried to head it into the corner but I did it five centimetres too far. The Sun (2015)
Trends of 'centimetre'
Used Occasionally. centimetre is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
View usage for:
Translations for 'centimetre'
British English: centimetre /ˈsɛntɪˌmiːtə/ NOUN
A centimetre is a unit of length equal to ten millimetres or one-hundredth of a metre.
...a tiny fossil plant, only a few centimetres high.
- American English: centimeter
- Arabic: سَنْتِيمِتْر
- Brazilian Portuguese: centímetro
- Chinese: 厘米
- Croatian: centimetar
- Czech: centimetr
- Danish: centimeter
- Dutch: centimeter
- European Spanish: centímetro
- Finnish: senttimetri
- French: centimètre
- German: Zentimeter
- Greek: εκατοστό
- Italian: centimetro unità di misura
- Japanese: センチメートル
- Korean: 센티미터
- Norwegian: centimeter
- Polish: centymetr
- European Portuguese: centímetro
- Romanian: centimetru
- Russian: сантиметр
- Spanish: centímetro
- Swedish: centimeter
- Thai: เซนติเมตร
- Turkish: santimetre
- Ukrainian: сантиметр
- Vietnamese: centimet
Definition of centimetre from the Collins English Dictionary
Take better control of your finances with these simple steps
Do you find yourself living paycheque to paycheque? Dr Peter Brooks offers his advice to make that money last
The etymology behind 4 eggs-ellent Springtime words
We’ve explored the diverse etymology of 4 eggs-ellent words associated with spring.
Up Lit, Alexa Laugh & Meet Me at McDonald’s Hair: March’s Words In The News
Catch up on the latest words in the news this March with Robert Groves.
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.