ten /ten/ BrE AmE number , noun
[ Language: Old English ; Origin: tien ]
1 . the number 10:
Snow had been falling steadily for ten days.
I need to be home by ten (=ten o'clock) .
At the time, she was about ten (=ten years old) .
2 . ten to one informal used to say that something is very likely:
Ten to one he’ll have forgotten all about it tomorrow.
3 . be ten a penny British English informal to be very common and therefore not special or unusual ⇨ be a dime a dozen at ↑ dime (2)
4 . (get) ten out of ten (for something) British English used in schools to give a perfect mark, or humorously to praise someone:
You get ten out of ten for effort, Simon.
5 . [countable] a piece of paper money that is worth ten dollars or ten pounds:
I reached inside my purse and handed him a ten.