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

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. 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.
  • n. The number following nine.
  • n. (Cards) The card between the nine and jack in a given suit.
  • n. A monetary denomination worth ten units.
  • n. A superb specimen.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An abbreviation of tenor.
  • Being the sum of nine and one; one more than nine; twice five: a cardinal numeral.
  • [Ten is often used indefinitely for many.
  • n. The sum of nine and one, or of five and five.
  • n. A figure or symbol denoting that number of units or objects, as 10, or X, or x.
  • n. A playing-card with ten spots.
  • n. Ten o'clock in the morning or evening: as, I was to be there at ten.
  • n. 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.
  • Ten times.
  • Abbreviation for tenuto.

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

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

Etymologies

Middle English, from Old English tīen.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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. (Wiktionary)

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