from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A coin of the United States or Canada worth ten cents.
- n. Slang A dime bag.
- idiom a dime a dozen Overly abundant; commonplace.
- idiom on a dime At a precise point; within a narrowly defined area: a sports car that stops on a dime.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A coin worth one-tenth of a dollar. The physical coin is smaller than a penny.
- n. A coin worth one-tenth of a Canadian dollar.
- n. An assist
- n. A playing card with the rank of ten
- n. Ten dollars
- n. A thousand dollars
- n. A measurement of illicit drugs (usually marijuana) sold in ten dollar bags.
- n. A very small area
- n. Payment responsibility
- n. A beautiful woman (10 from the 10-point scale)
- v. To inform on, to turn in to the authorities, to rat on, especially anonymously.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A silver coin of the United States, of the value of ten cents; the tenth of a dollar.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A tithe.
- n. The number ten.
- n. A silver coin of the United States, of the value of 10 cents, being the tenth part of a dollar, worth about pence English.
- Sold for a dime.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a United States coin worth one tenth of a dollar
- n. street name for a packet of illegal drugs that is sold for ten dollars
Middle English, tenth part, from Old French disme, from Latin decima (pars), tenth (part), from decem, ten; see dekm̥ in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French dîme, from Latin decimus ("tenth") (Wiktionary)
From the use of the coin in a payphone to report a crime to the police. US payphones charged 10¢ in almost all jurisdictions until the late 1970s. (Wiktionary)