ten

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noun \ ˈten \

Definition of ten

1 :a number that is one more than nine — see Table of Numbers
2 :the 10th in a set or series
  • wears a ten
3 :something having 10 units or members
4 :a 10-dollar bill
5 :one deserving the highest rating; specifically :an exceptionally attractive person

ten

adjective

ten

pronoun, plural in construction

Examples of ten in a Sentence

  1. What time is it It's ten.

  2. promised me that she would fix me up with a ten

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Origin and Etymology of ten

Middle English, from Old English tīene, from tīen, adjective, ten; akin to Old High German zehan ten, Latin decem, Greek deka

ten Synonyms

Synonyms
babe [slang], cutie (or cutey), dish, dreamboat [slang], fox, glamour-puss, hottie, knockout, looker, showstopper, doll
Antonyms
dog
Related Words
beauty, eyeful, goddess, lovely, stunner; beefcake, hunk, stud, superstud; bimbette [slang], bimbo [slang], himbo


TEN Defined for English Language Learners

ten

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Definition of ten for English Language Learners

  • : the number 10

  • : the tenth in a set or series

  • : ten o'clock


TEN Defined for Kids

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ten

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adjective \ ˈten \

Definition of ten for Students

:being one more than nine

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ten

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Definition of ten for Students

1 :one more than nine :two times five :10
2 :the tenth in a set or series

Medical Dictionary

TEN

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medical Definition of TEN



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