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1    the cardinal number that is the sum of nine and one. It is the base of the decimal number system and the base of the common logarithm  
   See also       number       1  
2    a numeral, 10, X, etc., representing this number  
3    something representing, represented by, or consisting of ten units, such as a playing card with ten symbols on it  
4      (Also called)    ten oclock   ten hours after noon or midnight  
a    amounting to ten  
ten tigers     
b    (as pronoun)  
to sell only ten        (Related adj)        decimal      Related prefixes       deca-       deci-  
     (Old English ten; related to Old Saxon tehan, Old High German zehan, Gothic taihun, Latin decem, Greek deka, Sanskrit dasa)  

Group of Ten  
      n   the ten nations who met in Paris in 1961 to arrange the special drawing rights of the IMF; Belgium, Canada, France, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Sweden, UK, U.S., and West Germany,   (Abbrev.)    G10  
Number Ten  
      n   10 Downing Street, the British prime minister's official London residence  
ten.     (Music)  
      abbrev. for  
1    tenor  
2    tenuto  
      combining form   a variant of teno- before a vowel  
ten-acre block  
      n     (N.Z)   a block of subdivided farming land, usually within commuting distance of a city, that provides a semirural way of life  
Ten Commandments  
      pl n  
the     (Old Testament)   the commandments summarizing the basic obligations of man towards God and his fellow men, delivered to Moses on Mount Sinai engraved on two tables of stone (Exodus 20:1--17),   (Also called)    the Decalogue  
ten-gallon hat  
      n   (in the U.S. and Canada) a cowboy's broad-brimmed felt hat with a very high crown  
     (C20: so called because of its large size)  
Ten Gurus  
      pl n   the ten leaders of the Sikh religion from the founder of Sikhism Guru Nanak to Guru Govind Singh (1666--1708), who ended the line of gurus by calling on Sikhs to rely on the holy text of the Granth to guide them  
      n     (Tenpin bowling)      another word for       strike       40  
Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes  
      n   a volcanic region of SW Alaska, formed by the massive eruption of Mount Katmai in 1912; jets of steam issue from vents up to 45 m (150 ft.) across  
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