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Meaning of TEN

Pronunciation:  ten

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the cardinal number that is the sum of nine and one; the base of the decimal system
  2. [adj]  being one more than nine

TEN is a 3 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: 10, 10, cardinal, decade, tenner, x, X
 See Also: large integer



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Ten\, a. [AS. t[=e]n, ti['e]n, t?n, t[=e]ne; akin to
    OFries. tian, OS. tehan, D. tien, G. zehn, OHG. zehan, Icel.
    t[=i]u, Sw. tio, Dan. ti, Goth. ta['i]hun, Lith. deszimt,
    Russ. desiate, W. deg, Ir. & Gael. deich, L. decem, Gr. ?,
    Skr. da[,c]an. [root]308. Cf. {Dean}, {Decade}, {Decimal},
    {December}, {Eighteen}, {Eighty}, {Teens}, {Tithe}.]
    One more than nine; twice five.
          With twice ten sail I crossed the Phrygian Sea.
    Note: Ten is often used, indefinitely, for several, many, and
          other like words.
                There 's proud modesty in merit, Averse from
                begging, and resolved to pay Ten times the gift
                it asks.                           --Dryden.
  2. \Ten\, n.
    1. The number greater by one than nine; the sum of five and
       five; ten units of objects.
             I will not destroy it for ten's sake. --Gen. xviii.
    2. A symbol representing ten units, as 10, {x}, or {X}.