• (British, America) enPR: tĕnth, IPA: /tɛnθ/, [tʰɛn̪θ]
    • IPA: /tɪnθ/ (pin-pen)

tenth (not comparable)

  1. The ordinal numeral form of ten; next in order after that which is ninth.
    • 1859, Charles Dickens, “The Substance of the Shadow”, in A Tale of Two Cities, book III (The Track of a Storm), London: Chapman and Hall, […], OCLC 906152507 ↗, page 214 ↗:
      These words are formed by the rusty iron point with which I write with difficulty in scrapings of soot and charcoal from the chimney, mixed with blood, in the last month of the tenth year of my captivity.
  2. Being one of ten equal part#Noun|parts of a whole.
    • 1611, The Holy Bible, […] (King James Version), imprinted at London: By Robert Barker, […], OCLC 964384981 ↗, Ezekiel 45:11 ↗:
      The Ephah and the Bath shal be of one measure, that the Bath may containe the tenth part of an Homer, and the Ephah the tenth part of an Homer: the measure thereof shall be after the Homer.
  • 10th, 10th
  • tithe (obs.)
  • (in epithets) X
  • French: dixième (before the noun); (in names of monarchs and popes) dix (after the name) (abbreviation X)
  • German: zehnte
  • Italian: decimo (before the noun); (in names of monarchs and popes) decimo, decima (after the name) (abbreviation X)
  • Portuguese: décimo
  • Russian: деся́тый
  • Spanish: décimo

tenth (plural tenths)

  1. The person or thing coming next after the ninth in a series; that which is in the tenth position.
  2. One of ten equal parts of a whole.
  3. (music) The interval between any tone and the tone represented on the tenth degree of the staff above it, as between one of the scale and three of the octave above; the octave of the third.
  4. (UK, legal, historical, in the plural) A temporary aid issuing out of personal property, and granted to the king by Parliament; formerly, the real tenth part of all the movables belonging to the subject.
Synonyms Translations Translations Verb

tenth (tenths, present participle tenthing; past and past participle tenthed)

  1. To divide by ten, into tenths.

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