• (RP, America) enPR: tĕn IPA: /tɛn/, [tʰɛn]
  • IPA: /tɪn/ (pin-pen)
  1. cln en The number occurring after nine and before eleven, represented in Arabic numerals (base ten) as 10 and in Roman numerals as X.
Related terms Noun


  1. A set or group with ten elements.
    We divided the chocolates into tens to hand out to Hallowe'en visitors.
  2. (countable, cards) A card in a given suit with a value of ten.
  3. (countable) A denomination of currency, such as a banknote, with a value of ten units. See also tenner.
    Can you give me two tens for this twenty?
  4. (countable, US, slang) A perfect specimen, (particularly) a physically attractive person.
  5. (countable, US, slang) A high level of intensity.
  6. (countable, rowing) The act of rowing ten strokes flat out.
    • 1911, The Cambridge Review (volume 32, page 486)
      At the 1,000-metres post we gave a ten, which raised our lead to 1⅔ lengths; the Belgians were rowing hard, but one felt that they still had plenty of spurting power.
    • 1982, Stanley French, Aspects of Downing history (page 105)
      Morris gave a ten, and an unbelievable surge ran through the boat, one that I had never felt before.
Synonyms Translations
  • Russian: деся́ток

Proper noun
  1. (sports) Abbreviation of Tennessee#English|Tennessee.

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