Definition of "ten" []

  • The cardinal number equal to 9 + 1. (noun)
  • The tenth in a set or sequence. (noun)
  • Something having ten parts, units, or members. (noun)
  • Games A playing card marked with ten spots. (noun)
  • A ten-dollar bill. (noun)
  • The cardinal number that is the sum of nine and one. It is the base of the decimal number system and the base of the common logarithm (noun)

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  • A numeral, 10, X, etc, representing this number (noun)
  • Something representing, represented by, or consisting of ten units, such as a playing card with ten symbols on it (noun)
  • Ten hours after noon or midnight (noun)
  • Amounting to ten (determiner)
  • (as pronoun) (determiner) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "ten" in a sentence
  • "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."