Ten meaning

tĕn
The cardinal number equal to 9 + 1.
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(games) A playing card marked with ten spots.
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The tenth in a set or sequence.
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Something having ten parts, units, or members.
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A ten-dollar bill.
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Tenor.
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Tenuto.
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Totaling one more than nine.
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The cardinal number between nine and eleven; 10; X.
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Any group of ten people or things.
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Something numbered ten or having ten units, as a playing card or a throw of dice.
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(informal) Something or someone regarded as worthy of the highest rating; specif., a person regarded as possessing exceptional sexual attractiveness.
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(informal) A ten-dollar bill.
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(uncountable) The number following nine.
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(countable) (Cards) The card between the nine and jack in a given suit.
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(countable) A monetary denomination worth ten units.
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(countable, US, slang) A superb specimen.
  • (countable, slang) A beautiful or sexy person; a person whom one gives the highest possible rating on a 1-to-10 scale of attractiveness.
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Origin of ten

  • Middle English from Old English tīen dekm̥ in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th 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 (deka), Albanian dhjetë, Latin decem, Irish deich, Serbo-Croatian deset. See also teen.

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