from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The cardinal number equal to 9 + 1.
  • noun The tenth in a set or sequence.
  • noun Something having ten parts, units, or members.
  • noun Games A playing card marked with ten spots.
  • noun A ten-dollar bill.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Ten times.
  • noun An abbreviation of tenor.
  • Abbreviation for tenuto.
  • Being the sum of nine and one; one more than nine; twice five: a cardinal numeral.
  • [Ten is often used indefinitely for many.
  • noun The sum of nine and one, or of five and five.
  • noun A figure or symbol denoting that number of units or objects, as 10, or X, or x.
  • noun A playing-card with ten spots.
  • noun Ten o'clock in the morning or evening: as, I was to be there at ten.
  • noun A certain weight of coal used in the coal-fields of Durham and Northumberland, England, for reckoning the royalty fo be paid by the lessee to the lessor. It varies between 48 and 50 tons.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective One more than nine; twice five.
  • noun The number greater by one than nine; the sum of five and five; ten units of objects.
  • noun A symbol representing ten units, as 10, x, or X.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun cardinal A numerical value equal to 10; the number occurring after nine and before eleven, represented in Roman numerals as X, in Arabic numerals as 10, and in the hexadecimal system (base 16) as A.
  • noun uncountable The number following nine.
  • noun countable (Cards) The card between the nine and jack in a given suit.
  • noun countable A monetary denomination worth ten units.
  • noun countable, US, slang A superb specimen.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective being one more than nine
  • noun the cardinal number that is the sum of nine and one; the base of the decimal system
  • noun one of four playing cards in a deck with ten pips on the face


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English, from Old English tīen; see dekm̥ in Indo-European roots.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Middle English ten, tene, from Old English tīen ("ten"), from Proto-Germanic *tehun (“ten”), from Proto-Indo-European *déḱm̥t (“ten”). Cognate with Scots ten, tene ("ten"), West Frisian tsien ("ten"), Eastern Frisian tjoon ("ten"), North Frisian tiin ("ten"), Dutch tien ("ten"), German zehn ("ten"), Swedish tio ("ten"); and with Sanskrit दश, Ancient Greek δέκα, Albanian dhjetë, Latin decem, Irish deich, Serbo-Croatian deset. See also teen.


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