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### Meaning of TEN

 Pronunciation: ten WordNet Dictionary Definition: [n]  the cardinal number that is the sum of nine and one; the base of the decimal system [adj]  being one more than nine TEN is a 3 letter word that starts with T. Synonyms: See Also: large integer Webster's 1913 Dictionary Definition: ```\Ten\, a. [AS. t[=e]n, ti['e]n, t?n, t[=e]ne; akin to OFries. tian, OS. tehan, D. tien, G. zehn, OHG. zehan, Icel. t[=i]u, Sw. tio, Dan. ti, Goth. ta['i]hun, Lith. deszimt, Russ. desiate, W. deg, Ir. & Gael. deich, L. decem, Gr. ?, 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 proud modesty in merit, Averse from begging, and resolved to pay Ten times the gift it asks. --Dryden. ``` ```\Ten\, n. 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}. ```