n. & adj.
n. 1 one more than nine. 2 a symbol for this (10, x, X). 3 a size etc. denoted by ten. 4 the time of ten o'clock (is it ten yet?). 5 a card with ten pips. 6 a set of ten.
adj. 1 that amount to ten. 2 (as a round number) several (ten times as easy). the Ten Commandments see COMMANDMENT. ten-gallon hat a cowboy's large broad-brimmed hat. ten-week stock a variety of stock, Matthiola incana, said to bloom ten weeks after the sowing of the seed .
[ OE tien, ten f. Gmc ]