AskDefine | Define ten

Dictionary Definition

ten adj : being one more than nine [syn: 10, x] n : the cardinal number that is the sum of nine and one; the base of the decimal system [syn: 10, X, tenner, decade]

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English

  • Western (Arabic) numeral: ten, 10
  • Chinese numeral: ,
  • Roman symbol: X

Etymology

tien, from , from . Cognate with German zehn, Dutch tien, Swedish tio; and with Sanskrit दश, Ancient Greek δέκα, Latin decem, Irish deich, Croatian deset.

Pronunciation

  • /tɛn/, /tEn/
  • Rhymes: -ɛn

Cardinal number

ten
  1. The cardinal 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. Ordinal: tenth.
ISO prefix: deka-, (more commonly used form) deca-

Translations

the cardinal number occurring after nine and before eleven

Noun

  1. The number following nine.
  2. (Cards) The card between the nine and jack in a given suit.
  3. A monetary denomination worth ten units.
  4. A superb specimen.
  5. (Jamaican) A beautiful woman.

Translations

the number following nine

Anagrams

Czech

Pronoun

  1. the; this; that

Declension

  • Nominative singular masculine inanimate: ten
  • Nominative singular feminine: ta
  • Nominative singular neuter: to
  • Nominative plural masculine animate: ti
  • Nominative plural masculine inanimate: ty
  • Nominative plural feminine: ty
  • Nominative plural neuter: ta

Dutch

Pronunciation

  • /tən/

Etymology

A contraction of te + the old masculine plural or neuter singular dative definite article den.

Preposition

ten
  1. to the, at the
    ten goede of ten kwade — «For better or for worse»
    ten dele — partly
    ten allen tijde — at all times
    ten tijde van — during the time of

Usage notes

"ten" is part of many fossilized idiomatic expressions.
"ten" is commonly used in Dutch family names such as Corrie ten Boom, Bernhard ten Brink, Marti ten Kate, and Simeon ten Holt.

Related terms

Derived terms

Japanese

Lithuanian

Adverb

ten

Polish

Pronunciation

Pronoun

ten
  1. this (nearby)

See also

Spanish

Verb

es-verb-form tener

Turkish

Noun

ten

Extensive Definition

10 and ten may mean:
In music and film:
In art:
  • The Ten, a group of American artists
In medicine:
  • TEN, Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis Syndrome
In television:

See also

In music:
Other:
Also:
ten in German: TEN
ten in Esperanto: TEN
ten in Italian: TEN
ten in Hebrew: 10 (פירושונים)
ten in Dutch: Tien
ten in Japanese: テン (曖昧さ回避)
ten in Polish: Ten
ten in Kölsch: 10 (Watt ėßß datt?)
ten in Slovak: Ten
ten in Sranan Tongo: Ten

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