American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth 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.
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.
- n. 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.
- n. uncountable The number following nine.
- n. countable (Cards) The card between the nine and jack in a given suit.
- n. countable A monetary denomination worth ten units.
- n. countable, US, slang A superb specimen.
GNU Webster's 1913
- 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.
- 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
- 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)
- Middle English, from Old English tīen. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“To denote a number greater than ten, we must begin again, _ten_ and _one, ten_ and _two_, &c.”
“In the sentence, Ten men _walk_, the verb _walk_ denotes _ten_ actions, for there are ten actors.”
“Out of forty lines of Vergil, Scaife would do fifteen, John fifteen, and the Caterpillar ten; _ten_, because, as he pointed out, he had been nearly three years in the school.”
“Out of forty lines of Vergil, Scaife would be fifteen, John fifteen, and the Caterpillar ten; _ten_, because, as he pointed out, he had been nearly three years in the school.”
“He would accept the ten pounds -- but really, did ever you hear of anything so ridiculous in your life, _ten pounds!”
“On we bound, and on comes the pursuer, not ten yards behind -- not _ten_, but more than _five_.”
“Congressmen, representing both her white and slave population, but wishes them appointed throughout the State without regard to the slave population: so that the county containing ten thousand white inhabitants, and double that number of slaves, should be entitled to no more representation than the county containing _ten_ thousand white inhabitants and no slaves!”
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“He then related, that he had had ten children, _all put out to be suckled_, in consequence of the necessity of his having the mother's assistance to carry on his business; and that _two out of the ten_ had come home _ideots_; though the rest were all sane, and though insanity had never been known in the family of either father or mother!”
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