Definition of ten number from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ten//
; NAmE NAmE//ten//
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  • 10 There are examples of how to use numbers at the entry for five.
  • Word OriginOld English tēn, tīen, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch tien and German zehn, from an Indo-European root shared by Sanskrit daśa, Greek deka, and Latin decem.Idioms
    ten out of ten (for something)
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    (British English, often ironic) used to say that somebody has guessed something correctly or done something very well Not brilliant, Robyn, but I'll give you ten out of ten for effort.
    very probably Ten to one he'll be late.
    See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: ten