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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
a height of six feet/ten metres etc
▪ Sunflowers can grow to a height of 15 feet.
a one in three/four/ten etc chance (=used to say how likely something is)
▪ People in their 30s have a one in 3,000 chance of getting the disease.
an extra ten minutes/three metres etc
▪ I asked for an extra two weeks to finish the work.
be two/ten etc years sb’s elder
▪ Janet’s sister was eight years her elder.
every few feet/ten yards etc
▪ There were traffic lights every ten yards.
every few seconds/ten days etc
▪ Re-apply your sunscreen every two hours.
five miles/ten feet etc away
▪ Geneva is about 20 miles away.
five-year-old girl/girl of ten etc
▪ The patient was a girl of 12.
last an hour/ten minutes etc
▪ Each lesson lasts an hour.
▪ The ceasefire didn’t last long.
lead by ten points/two goals etc
▪ Nadal was leading by two sets.
nine out of ten/three out of four etc
▪ Nine out of ten students pass the test first time.
Number Ten
six feet/ten metres etc in height
▪ None of these sculptures was less than three metres in height.
spare sb ten minutes/an hour etc
▪ Could you possibly spare me a few moments in private used to ask someone if they have time to quickly talk to you?
stay for a year/ten minutes/a week etc
▪ Isabel stayed for a year in Paris to study.
ten days’/three months’/five minutes’ etc notice
▪ His contract said he must give three months’ notice if he decides to leave the job.
ten feet/five metres etc across
▪ The river is 2 kilometres across.
ten minutes/five minutes etc slow
▪ The clock is about five minutes slow.
ten minutes/two hours etc late
▪ The bus came ten minutes late.
ten minutes/two hours etc late
▪ You’re half an hour late.
ten pence/50-cent etc piece
▪ Have you change for a 50-cent piece?
ten to five/twenty to one etc (=ten minutes, twenty minutes etc before a particular hour)
three score years and tenold use (= 70 years, a person’s expected length of life)
wait two hours/ten minutes etc
▪ William waited an hour for his sister to arrive.
win by 10 points/ten metres etc
▪ We won by 23 points.
a good three miles/ten years etc
anywhere between one and ten/anywhere from one to ten etc
at ten thirty/2 o'clock etc sharp
be two/five/ten etc years sb's junior
▪ His wife's name was Sarah; she was five years his junior, and she predeceased him by ten months.
▪ The 42-year-old princess married Commander Tim Laurence, who is five years her junior, just before Christmas.
be two/five/ten etc years sb's senior
be two/ten a penny
▪ Anyway, they would fall in love with these Counts who were ten a penny and even pay for their drinks.
▪ Dallams were ten a penny in the backstreets of Frizingley.
▪ Moreover, although titles were two a penny in Cannes, Lord Westbourne was different.
▪ Now they are two a penny - or rather they were until 1990.
▪ Teachers of history are ten a penny, and out-of-work teachers of history are twenty a penny.
▪ There, residential and nursing homes are two a penny.
▪ These rings are ten a penny.
▪ Uncritical testimonials to the postmodern's attractions are ten a penny, and conservative denunciations thereof not much scarcer.
by a factor of five/ten etc
▪ Other watches of the time sped up or slowed down by a factor of ten seconds for every one-degree change in temperature.
▪ So look at your friends, see what they are a little vain about and then multiply by a factor of ten.
five-spot/ten-spot etc
five/ten/many etc times ...
▪ Besides being one of Henry III's most frequent ambassadors to Rome, Alexander served many times as papal judge delegate.
▪ I am feeling much better, though there are many times when I feel a dull ache.
▪ Now, as many times before, the City is missing a chance to put the system right.
▪ The amount of metal needed is ten times what we used on Mars.
▪ The males adapt to their new and relaxed home by evolving at ten times the rate of their consorts.
▪ The prince visited many times more.
▪ The real frequency of worldwide maternal mortality may be as much as three to five times higher than this ratio.
▪ Tours leave five times a day.
nine times out of ten
Nine times out of ten I just skip breakfast and have a coffee.
Nine times out of ten we can beat them, but last night they creamed us.
Nine times out of ten, jobs that become vacant are filled from inside the organization.
nine times out of ten/99 times out of 100 etc
ten days hence/five months hence etc
ten minutes' worth/a week's worth etc of sth
ten pounds' worth/$500 worth etc of sth
three minutes/ten seconds etc flat
within two feet/ten years etc either way
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Ten \Ten\ (t[e^]n), 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. 3

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


Ten \Ten\ (t[e^]n), a. [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[=i]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.

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.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

Old English ten (Mercian), tien (West Saxon), adjective and noun, from Proto-Germanic *tehun (cognates: Old Saxon tehan, Old Norse tiu, Danish ti, Old Frisian tian, Old Dutch ten, Dutch tien, Old High German zehan, German zehn, Gothic taihun "ten").\n

\nThe Germanic words are from PIE *dekm "ten" (cognates: Sanskrit dasa, Avestan dasa, Armenian tasn, Greek deka, Latin decem (source of Spanish diez, French dix), Old Church Slavonic deseti, Lithuanian desimt, Old Irish deich, Breton dek, Welsh deg, Albanian djetu "ten").\n

\nMeaning "ten o'clock" is from 1712. Tenner "ten-pound note" is slang first recorded 1861; as "ten-dollar bill," 1887 (ten-spot in this sense dates from 1848). The Texan's exaggerated ten-gallon hat is from 1919. The ten-foot pole that you wouldn't touch something with (1909) was originally a 40-foot pole; the notion is of keeping one's distance, the same as in the advice to use a long spoon when you dine with the devil. Ten-four "I understand, message received," is attested in popular jargon from 1962, from use in CB and police radio 10-code (in use in U.S. by 1950).


n. 1 (context uncountable English) The number following nine. 2 (context countable English) (''playing_cards'') The card between the nine and jack in a given suit. 3 (context countable English) A monetary denomination worth ten units. 4 (context countable US slang English) A superb specimen. 5 # (context countable slang English) A beautiful or sexy person; a person whom one gives the highest possible rating on a 1-to-10 scale of attractiveness. num. (context cardinal English) A numerical value equal to 10; the number occurring after nine and before eleven, represented in Roman numerals as X, in Arabic numerals (and base ten) as 10, and in the hexadecimal (base 16) as A.


adj. being one more than nine [syn: 10, x]


n. the cardinal number that is the sum of nine and one; the base of the decimal system [syn: 10, X, tenner, decade]

Ten (Y&T album)

Ten is the ninth studio album by American hard rock/ heavy metal band Y&T, released in 1990 through Geffen Records. It was recorded in 1989 and is the last Y&T album released before they disbanded in 1991. Stef Burns replaced Joey Alves on rhythm guitar for the album after he left the band in 1989.

Ten (Pearl Jam album)

Ten is the debut studio album by the American rock band Pearl Jam, released on August 27, 1991 through Epic Records. Following the disbanding of bassist Jeff Ament and guitarist Stone Gossard's previous group Mother Love Bone, the two recruited vocalist Eddie Vedder, guitarist Mike McCready, and drummer Dave Krusen to form Pearl Jam in 1990. Most of the songs began as instrumental jams, to which Vedder added lyrics about topics such as depression, homelessness, and abuse.

Ten was not an immediate success, but by late 1992 it had reached number two on the Billboard 200 chart. The album produced three hit singles: " Alive", " Even Flow", and " Jeremy". While Pearl Jam was accused of jumping on the grunge bandwagon at the time, Ten was instrumental in popularizing alternative rock in the mainstream. In February 2013, the album crossed the 10 million mark in sales and has been certified 13x platinum by the RIAA. It remains Pearl Jam's most commercially successful album.

Ten (disambiguation)

Ten is the number 10.

Ten, TEN or 10 may also refer to:

  • 10, the year 10 AD
TEN (TV station)

TEN is Network Ten's Sydney station. It was originally owned and operated by United Telecasters Sydney Limited (UTSL), and began transmission on 5 April 1965 with the highlight of the opening night being the variety special TV Spells Magic.

Ten (Clouddead album)

Ten is the second album by American hip hop trio Clouddead. It was released on Mush Records and Big Dada in 2004.

Ten (Trooper album)

TEN is the tenth and final studio album by the Canadian rock band Trooper, released in 1991, containing the hit "American Dream". The album reached No. 52 on the Canadian Albums Chart and is the group's last album to date.

Ten (Ten album)

X is the debut studio album released by the melodic hard rock band Ten.

Ten (Gabriella Cilmi album)

Ten is the second studio album by Australian-born singer-songwriter Gabriella Cilmi and was released on 22 March 2010. However, the album has not been released in the United States. The lead single, " On a Mission", appeared two weeks ahead of the album and marks Cilmi's foray into more 1980s inspired music. The album peaked in the top 20 on the ARIA Albums Chart and top 30 on the UK Albums Chart. PopJustice listed Ten at No. 4 on their Top 33 albums of 2010.

Ten (manga)

is a mahjong centric Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Nobuyuki Fukumoto. It was first published in 1989 during Japan's economic boom, when gambling manga became popular. Considered a hit in Japan, it was followed by spin-off Akagi in 1992. Ten was adapted into a PlayStation 2 game released by D3 Publisher on December 11, 2003.

Ten (band)

Ten (also typeset as TEN or ten) is a British melodic hard rock band which was formed in 1995. Up until June 2015, the band has released twelve studio albums, four compilation albums, four EPs, a double live album, six music videos and three lyric videos, with the last one being "The Dragon And Saint George", from their latest EP release The Dragon And Saint George. On March 2016, the band announced that they have returned to Frontiers, for a multi-album deal, starting with the release of their (yet untitled) thirteenth studio album and a reissue of their back catalogue in box-set format under the name of "Opera Omnia".

Ten (Brian McKnight album)

Ten is the 8th album by Brian McKnight, released December 5, 2006, and his first and only for Warner Bros. Records. The album was originally titled, Brian and scheduled to be released on November 14, 2006. Due to the death of Gerald Levert, who died four days prior to the album's initial release date, it was pushed back and renamed.

The first single, " Find Myself In You" was also available on the soundtrack to the motion picture "Madea's Family Reunion". The second single was " Used To Be My Girl" and was followed up in 2007 by "What's My Name".

Upon its release Return of the Mack received mixed reviews from music critics, who praised the vocals but misled production. The album debuted at number thirty-two on the US Billboard 200, selling about 63,000 copies in its first week.

Ten (2002 film)

Ten (appears as 10 during the opening credits) is a 2002 Iranian film, a docufiction directed by Abbas Kiarostami, starring Mania Akbari and Amin Maher.

It was nominated for the Palme d'Or at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival and ranks at number 447 on Empire magazine's 2008 list of the 500 greatest movies of all time. The film ranked No. 47 in Empire magazine's "The 100 Best Films Of World Cinema" in 2010. The French film magazine Cahiers du cinéma ranked the film as 10th place in its list of best films of the decade 2000–2009.

Ten (song)

"Ten" is a song co-written and recorded by American recording artist Jewel. It was released in September 2010, and serves as the third single from her second country album, Sweet and Wild, which was released on June 8, 2010 via Valory Music Group.

Ten (Girls Aloud album)

Ten is the second greatest hits album and the final album released by British and Irish girl band Girls Aloud, released in commemoration of the group's tenth anniversary. It was released in the United Kingdom on 26 November 2012 by Polydor Records. The album consists of fourteen of Girls Aloud's singles, including the number-one singles " Sound of the Underground", " I'll Stand by You" and " The Promise" and four new tracks.

The album was praised by contemporary music critics, who noted production team Xenomania's creativity and Girls Aloud's strong collection of hit singles. The album was promoted with the final single, " Something New", their first release in 3 years and the promotional single " Beautiful 'Cause You Love Me".

Ten (2013 film)

Ten is an upcoming British action drama film, directed and written by Craig Wyting, starring Colin Burt Vidler, Claire Walmsley, Danny Howard. The film was mostly shot at the Hythe area of the town of Colchester. The film is loosely based on the author's experiences as a soldier in the British Army, and examines how society treats former soldiers.

The film is being produced by previous winner of the Coup de Coeur at the Cannes Film Festival, Darren Cook of Scruffy Bear Pictures. The cast and crew volunteered their time to work on the production, with any money raised to be split between military charities, the Royal British Legion, the Invicta Foundation and 353.

TEN (2014 film)

TEN is a 2014 thriller/horror film directed by Sophia Cacciola and Michael J. Epstein. The film had its world premiere on March 30, 2014 at the Boston Underground Film Festival and features an all-female ensemble cast. Michael Gingold of Fangoria described TEN as, "up to something a little different, looking to subvert audience expectations...and while TEN contains the scenario’s requisite blood and nudity, it veers off in directions you likely won’t see coming, both in narrative terms and in the way it explores questions of female identity.” Lauren Shiro of Curve (magazine) wrote, “deeper still, the movie takes on a political and sociological stance, examining stereotypes, identity, and also the subtext and themes behind story lines.” Jed Gottlieb of the Boston Herald described TEN, “imagine Scream crossed with The Usual Suspects...The art comes with meticulously framed shots full of color, the enjoyment with puzzling out the crazy plot twists.”

Funding for the movie was partially raised through a successful Kickstarter campaign. The film will be distributed in North America by BrinkVision in April 2015.

Usage examples of "ten".

CHAPTER 26 They Ride the Mountains Toward Goldburg Five days the Fellowship abode at Whiteness, and or ever they departed Clement waged men-at-arms of the lord of the town, besides servants to look to the beasts amongst the mountains, so that what with one, what with another, they entered the gates of the mountains a goodly company of four score and ten.

I mind was inside the bar of San Lucar, and he and I were boys about a ten year old, aboord of a Dartmouth ship, and went for wine, and there come in over the bar he that was the beginning of it all.

Desgranges gives a case of a fish-spine in the abdominal cavity, and ten years afterward it ulcerated through an abscess in the abdominal wall.

This created a problem because Florida law clearly requires all overseas absentee ballots to be postmarked by Election Day and received within ten days after the election.

He admitted that he had lived in Tulsa for more than ten years but still voted by absentee ballot in Madison County in every election, though he was no longer a legal resident there.

Assuming one-twentieth gee, that meant the rock had been accelerating for only ten or eleven minutes.

A short time after his accession, he conferred on his son Diadumenianus, at the age of only ten years, the Imperial title, and the popular name of Antoninus.

Grannie wants you to go down to Acme Films at ten fifteen when they will screen all the film we have of Red Army people who work for the Karlshorst Security Control Area.

Of the dark world, ten thousand spheres diffuse Their lustre through its adamantine gates.

This agent may be administered in doses of from five to ten drops, largely diluted in water or gruel.

Our favorite mode of administering both veratrum and aconite is to add ten drops of the tincture to ten or fifteen teaspoonfuls of water, of which one teaspoonful may be administered every hour.

The specific treatment, which should not be omitted, consists in administering doses of ten drops of the tincture of the muriate of iron in alternation with teaspoonful doses of the Golden Medical Discovery, every three hours.

Temporary relief may be given by administering one-quarter of a grain of morphine, or ten to twenty drops of chloroform in a teaspoonful of glycerine, slightly diluted, taken in one dose.

With a sad heart she turned her steps to the prison-gate, but here she was denied admittance, and for ten days she found the prison-door closed against her.

June, 1896, great stress was laid on the fact of the difference in the admixture of inks found on letters contemporaneous with the date of the will, and it was asserted also that the ink with which the will was written was not in existence at the time it was alleged to have been made, June 14, 1873, and probably not earlier than ten years later.