[ ten-fawr, -fohr ]
/ ˈtɛnˈfɔr, -ˈfoʊr /
(used to express affirmation or confirmation): Okay, ten-four, I'm on my way.
THINK YOU’VE GOT A HANDLE ON THIS US STATE NICKNAME QUIZ?
Did you ever collect all those state quarters? Put them to good use on this quiz about curious state monikers and the facts around them.
Question 1 of 8
Mississippi’s nickname comes from the magnificent trees that grow there. What is it?
Compare ten code.
Origin of ten-four
First recorded in 1960–65; originally meaning “message received” in ten code
Words nearby ten-four
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Example sentences from the Web for ten-four
Ten-four meant ten and a half; for in those primitive days knots were divided into eight fathoms.From Sail to Steam, Recollections of Naval Life|Captain A. T. Mahan