Origin of TENS
Definition for tens (2 of 2)
- (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.
Origin of ten
Examples from the Web for tens
Tens of thousands of civilians still live in the city, starving, with limited food and water.
Five, the tens or arguably hundreds of millions of dollars in dark money that flowed from corporate sources into GOP coffers.
Even a government that has turned two blind eyes can hear the clamoring of tens of thousands of demonstrators.
But when the end result is tens of millions raised, do the shades of vanity or petty grudges truly matter?
Tens of thousands of Iraqis now stranded in the mountains are awaiting the outcome of those battles.Will U.S. Troops Stand By While ISIS Starves Thousands?|Jacob Siegel|August 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As to that, we count him by tens of thousands now, and his footmen and maids by hundreds of thousands.Beauchamp's Career, Complete|George Meredith
Gun I had not, nor ammunition; but I could have counted grouse by the thousand, ducks by hundreds, and golden plover by tens!Across Iceland|William Bisiker
Thousands, I may say tens of thousands, from all parts of the city went forth from the gates to bid him welcome.The Golden Grasshopper|W.H.G. Kingston
Tens of thousands of wounded and mutilated warriors will soon be added to these.What Germany Thinks|Thomas F. A. Smith
Thanks to the art of gardeners, these trees lived some tens of years and reached a considerable height.The Pharaoh and the Priest|Alexander Glovatski
British Dictionary definitions for tens (1 of 2)
n acronym for
British Dictionary definitions for tens (2 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
Medicine definitions for tens (1 of 2)
Medicine definitions for tens (2 of 2)
Idioms and Phrases with tens
see count to ten; not touch with a ten-foot pole.