1000 or one thousand is the natural number following 999 and preceding 1001. In most english-speaking countries, it is often written with a comma separating the thousands unit 1,000.
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(plural) the numbers 20009999 the price of the picture was in the thousands. (mathematics) the amount or quantity that is one hundred times greater than ten. Something represented by, representing, or consisting of 1000 units. (mathematics) maths the position containing a digit representing that number followed by three zeros in 4760, 4 is in the thousands place.
i am sure it uses thousands at times - everybody does - but i find it very difficult to believe that it uses thousands to indicate a year. I just did a quick search on the telegraphs site and all i found were years written as figures (1942, 2013, etc.).
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A very large but unspecified number, amount, or quantity thousands of refugees are packed into over-crowded towns and villages.