- (in a mixed number) the position of the second digit to the left of the decimal point.
- (in a whole number) the position of the second digit from the right.
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How to use ten in a sentence
Ten of the callers identified the man as Jason Polanco of the Bronx.
As played by Omundson, King Richard is effeminate, sincere, and ten times funnier than everyone else.
“Wait…” Suddenly a huge, graceful black marlin leaps out of the water, sending a shower of water ten feet high.
I first saw Marvin when I was ten years old, living with my parents in Arlington, Virginia.
I did a ten minute scene in his class: the guy who had gangrene in his leg in The Snows of Kilimanjaro.
In less than ten minutes, the bivouac was broken up, and our little army on the march.
Ten minutes later, veiled and cloaked, she stepped out alone into the garden.Hilda Lessways|Arnold Bennett
The clock struck ten, and clerks poured in faster than ever, each one in a greater perspiration than his predecessor.The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, v. 2(of 2)|Charles Dickens
Strathland would bundle me out in ten minutes if anything happened to Jack.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
There is cause for alarm when they bring one hundred and ten ships into these seas without any means of resistance on our part.
British Dictionary definitions for ten (1 of 2)
- amounting to tenten tigers
- (as pronoun)to sell only ten
Other words from tenRelated adjective: decimalRelated prefixes: deca-, deci-
Word Origin for ten
British Dictionary definitions for ten (2 of 2)
Other Idioms and Phrases with ten
see count to ten; not touch with a ten-foot pole.