tenth Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “tenth” in the English Dictionary

"tenth" in British English

See all translations

tenthordinal number

uk   us   /tenθ/
10th written as a word: This is his tenth ​year of ​working for the ​company. Our next ​meeting is on the tenth (ofApril). The ​team was/came tenth in the ​league.

tenthnoun [C]

uk   us   /tenθ/
one of ten ​equalparts of something: He ​receives a tenth of the ​profits.
(Definition of tenth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"tenth" in American English

See all translations

tenthadjective, adverb, noun

 us   /tenθ/
See at ten.
[C] (in the ​position of) the ​number 10 in a ​series; 10th: My ​sisterspoke tenth, ​right after me. [C] It was the tenth of May. [C] A tenth is one of ten ​equalparts of something.
(Definition of tenth from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “tenth”
in Arabic العاشِر…
in Korean 10번째…
in Portuguese décimo…
in Catalan desè, dècim…
in Japanese (10th の文字表記)10番目の, 第10の…
in Chinese (Simplified) 第十(的)…
in Turkish onuncu…
in Russian десятый…
in Chinese (Traditional) 第十(的)…
in Italian decimo…
in Polish dziesiąty…
What is the pronunciation of tenth?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“tenth” in British English

“tenth” in American English

Word of the Day

be nothing short of

used to emphasize a situation, quality, or type of behaviour

Word of the Day

Coffee culture
Coffee culture
by Colin McIntosh,
November 24, 2015
In a study published recently and widely reported in the media, researchers from Harvard University School of Public Health found that people who drink a moderate amount of coffee per day are less likely to die from a range of diseases. Good news for coffee drinkers, who make up an ever-increasing proportion

Read More 

climatarian adjective
climatarian adjective
November 23, 2015
choosing to eat a diet that has minimal impact on the climate, i.e. one that excludes food transported a long way or meat whose production gives rise to CO2 emissions Climate change is not normally on people’s minds when they choose what to have for lunch, but a new diet is calling for

Read More