Definition of


  1. (noun, artifact) one of four playing cards in a deck with ten pips on the face
  2. (noun, quantity) the cardinal number that is the sum of nine and one; the base of the decimal system
  3. (adj, all) being one more than nine

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Synonyms of Ten

10, decade, ten-spot, tenner, x

Alternate forms of Ten

Hypernyms: large integer, spot

Origin of the word Ten

  1. O.E. ten (Mercian), tien (W.Saxon), from P.Gmc. *tekhan (cf. O.S. tehan, O.N. tiu, Dan. ti, O.Fris. tian, O.Du. ten, Du. tien, O.H.G. zehan, Ger. zehn, Goth. taihun "ten"), from PIE *dekm (cf. Skt. dasa, Avestan dasa, Armenian tasn, Gk. deka, L. decem, O… more

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