Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word ten. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in ten.
Definitions and meaning of ten
From Middle Englishten, tene, from Old Englishtīen, from Proto-Germanic*tehun, from Proto-Indo-European*déḱm̥. Cognate with Scotsten, tene(“ten”), West Frisiantsien(“ten”), Saterland Frisiantjoon(“ten”), North Frisiantiin(“ten”), Dutchtien(“ten”), Germanzehn(“ten”), Norwegianti(“ten”), Swedishtio(“ten”).
Non-Germanic cognates include Albaniandhjetë, Old Armenianտասն(tasn), Lithuaniandešimt, Old Church Slavonicдесѧть(desętĭ), Old Bretondec, Old Irishdeich, Ancient Greekδέκα(déka), Sanskritदश(dásá), Old Persian*𐎭𐎰(*d-θ/daθa/), Latindecem, Tocharian Aśäk.
See also teen.
(Received Pronunciation, General American) enPR: tĕn IPA(key): /tɛn/, [tʰɛn]
IPA(key): /tɪn/(pin–pen merger)
Rhymes: -ɛn, Rhymes: -ɪn(pin–pen merger)
Homophone: tin(with pin-pen merger)
The number occurring after nine and before eleven, represented in Arabic numerals (base ten) as 10 and in Roman numerals as X.
See ten/translations § Numeral.
ten (countable and uncountable, pluraltens)
A set or group with ten elements.
We divided the chocolates into tens to hand out to Hallowe'en visitors.
(countable, card games) A card in a given suit with a value of ten.
(countable) A denomination of currency, such as a banknote, with a value of ten units. See also tenner.
Can you give me two tens for this twenty?
(countable, US, slang) A perfect specimen, (particularly) a physically attractive person.
(countable, US, slang) A high level of intensity. (Can we add an example for this sense?)
(countable, rowing) The act of rowing ten strokes flat out.
1911, The Cambridge Review (volume 32, page 486)
At the 1,000-metres post we gave a ten, which raised our lead to 1⅔ lengths; the Belgians were rowing hard, but one felt that they still had plenty of spurting power.
1982, Stanley French, Aspects of Downing history (page 105)
Morris gave a ten, and an unbelievable surge ran through the boat, one that I had never felt before.
Roman numerals: X
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Next: eleven (11)
(prefix): deca-, deka-
(adjective): decadal, decenary
(a set of 10 items): decimate, decimal; decaplet, decuplet (of babies, musical notes, or baryons)
(containing 10 items): decenary
(related to base-10 numeration):Seedecimal
(period of 10 months): decimestrial
(period of 10 years):Seedecadeanddecennium
(related to a 10-year period):Seedecadalanddecennial
(rule by 10 people):Seedecemvirate
(commander of 10 soldiers):Seedecener
(chief of 10 men in early English law):Seetithingman