[ ten ]
/ tɛn /
a cardinal number, nine plus one.
a symbol for this number, as 10 or X.
a set of this many persons or things.
a playing card with ten pips.
Informal. a ten-dollar bill: She had two tens and a five in her purse.
Also called ten's place. Mathematics.
- (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.
amounting to ten in number.
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Idioms for ten
take ten, Informal. to rest from what one is doing, especially for ten minutes.
Origin of ten
before 900; Middle English ten(e), tenn(e), Old English tēn(e), tīen(e); cognate with Dutch tien,German zehn,Old Norse tīu,Gothic taihun,Latin decem,Greek déka,Sanskrit daśa
Definition for ten (2 of 2)
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British Dictionary definitions for ten (1 of 2)
/ (tɛn) /
the cardinal number that is the sum of nine and one. It is the base of the decimal number system and the base of the common logarithmSee also number (def. 1)
a numeral, 10, X, etc, representing this number
something representing, represented by, or consisting of ten units, such as a playing card with ten symbols on it
Also called: ten o'clock ten hours after noon or midnight
- amounting to tenten tigers
- (as pronoun)to sell only ten
Other words from tenRelated adjective: decimalRelated prefixes: deca-, deci-
Word Origin for ten
Old English tēn; related to Old Saxon tehan, Old High German zehan, Gothic taihun, Latin decem, Greek deka, Sanskrit dasa
British Dictionary definitions for ten (2 of 2)
a variant of teno-
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Medical definitions for ten
toxic epidermal necrolysis
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Idioms and Phrases with ten
see count to ten; not touch with a ten-foot pole.
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