Meaning of “ten” in the English Dictionary

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"ten" in British English

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uk /ten/ us /ten/

A1 the number 10:

Her father died ten years ago.
We can take ten (people) in the minibus.

More examples

  • Let's count out loud from one to ten.
  • To divide by ten, move the decimal point one place to the left.
  • Empty the soup into a saucepan and simmer gently for ten minutes.
  • The boat is ten metres in length.
  • Nine out of ten people said they liked the product.

(Definition of “ten” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"ten" in American English

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us /ten/


The twins are ten.
a ten-seat minivan

Ten can also mean ten o’clock.

(Definition of “ten” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)