Ten

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

1. The number greater by one than nine; the sum of five and
five; **ten** units of objects.

I will not destroy it for **ten**'s sake. --Gen. xviii.
32.

2. A symbol representing **ten** units, as 10, {x}, or {X}.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

**Ten** \**Ten**\ (t[e^]n), adjective [AS. t[=e]n, ti['e]n, t[=y]n, t[=e]ne;
akin to OFries. tian, OS. tehan, D. tien, G. zehn, OHG.
zehan, Icel. t[imac]u, Sw. tio, Dan. ti, Goth. ta['i]hun,
Lith. deszimt, Russ. desiate, W. deg, Ir. & Gael. deich, L.
decem, Gr. de'ka, Skr. da[,c]an. [root]308. Cf. {Dean},
{Decade}, {Decimal}, {December}, {Eighteen}, {Eighty},
{Teens}, {Tithe}.]
One more than nine; twice five.

With twice **ten** sail I crossed the Phrygian Sea.
--Dryden.

Note: **Ten** is often used, indefinitely, for several, many, and
other like words.

There 's a proud modesty in merit,
Averse from begging, and resolved to pay
**Ten** times the gift it asks. --Dryden.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

adjective

1: being one more than nine [syn: {**ten**}, {10}, {x}]

noun

1: the cardinal number that is the sum of nine and one; the
base of the decimal system [syn: {**ten**}, {10}, {X},
{tenner}, {decade}]

2: one of four playing cards in a deck with **ten** pips on the face
[syn: {**ten**-spot}, {**ten**}]

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