Definitions

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

  • adj. Tenfold.
  • adj. Divided or counted by tens; decimal.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An ancient coin, the denarius.
  • adj. containing ten parts
  • adj. based on the number ten

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Containing ten; tenfold; proceeding by tens.
  • n. The number ten; a division into ten.
  • n. A coin; the Anglicized form of denarius.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Containing ten; tenfold.
  • n. A division by tens; a tithing: as, “tythings or denaries,”
  • n. A denarius.

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

  • adj. numbered or proceeding by tens; based on ten
  • adj. containing ten or ten parts

Etymologies

Latin dēnārius, from dēnī, by tens; see dekm̥ in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From the Middle English denarie, from the Latin dēnārius, used elliptically for dēnārius nūmus ("denary coin”, “coin containing ten asses"); compare denary². (Wiktionary)
First attested in 1577; from the Latin dēnārius ("containing ten"), from denī ("ten each”, “ten at a time") + -ārius (whence the English suffix -ary). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • As the Dutch had pounds, shillings and pence, before the English had them, we see what _d_ in the signs £ s.d. means, that is, a denary, or a white penny, made of silver.

    Dutch Fairy Tales for Young Folks

  • The denary (about fifteen cents) was a third more than the daily pay of a Roman soldier.

    The New Testament of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The common English version, corrected by the final committee of the American Bible Union.

  • It is unnecessary for us ordinarily to state that we are using the denary scale, because this is always understood in the common affairs of life.

    Amusements in Mathematics

  • It is working in the denary (or ten) scale of notation, a system undoubtedly derived from the fact that our forefathers who devised it had ten fingers upon which they were accustomed to count, like our children of to-day.

    Amusements in Mathematics

  • To reverse the operation, and convert 2,341 from the denary to the septenary scale, we divide it by 7, and get 334 and remainder 3; divide

    Amusements in Mathematics

  • But if a man said that he had 6,553 dollars in the septenary (or seven) scale of notation, you will find that this is precisely the same amount as 2,341 in our ordinary denary scale.

    Amusements in Mathematics

  • Each one was worth a denary, which was a coin worth about a shilling, or a quarter of a dollar.

    Dutch Fairy Tales for Young Folks

  • Aug.: Yet not without reason did the Lord say, "Seventy times seven;" for the Law is set forth in ten precepts; and the Law is signified by the number ten, sin by eleven, because it is passing the denary line.

    Catena Aurea - Gospel of Matthew

  • There is a little shop about b7 metres down the road from me (or 150 metres, if you want it in denary).

    Army Rumour Service

  • a chump of the evums, upshoot of picnic or stupor out of sopor, Cave of Kids or Hyma-nian Glattstoneburg, denary, danery, donnery,

    Finnegans Wake

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