Language: | Old English |

Origin: | tien |

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ten

1HMN the number 10 :

Snow had been falling steadily for ten days.

I need to be home by ten (=ten o'clock).

At the time, she was about ten (=ten years old).

2## ten to one

informal used to say that something is very likely :

Ten to one he'll have forgotten all about it tomorrow.

3## be ten a penny

British English informal to be very common and therefore not special or unusual ## ➔ be a dime a dozen

at dime (2)

4## (get) ten out of ten (for something)

British English used in schools to give a perfect mark, or humorously to praise someone :

You get ten out of ten for effort, Simon.

5 [countable] a piece of paper money that is worth ten dollars or ten pounds :

I reached inside my purse and handed him a ten.

Definition of ten from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English within

the topic NUMBERS

the topic NUMBERS

add
addition
bi-
billion
calculate
constant
D
demi-
division
eight
eleven
equal(a)
equal(v)
even
factor(n)
factor(v)
fifth
fig.
figure
five
four
fourth
gross
hundred
L
M
million
multiple
-nd
negative
nine
No.
nos.
number
O
one
pi
plot
point
positive
product
-rd
root
round
score
second
set
six
square(n)
square(v)
-st
sum
take
ten
thousand
three
tri-
twenty
twice
unit
V
X
zero

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