Tenth
Tenth Tenth, n. 1. The next in order after the ninth; one coming after nine others. [1913 Webster]

2. The quotient of a unit divided by ten; one of ten equal parts into which anything is divided. [1913 Webster]

3. The tenth part of annual produce, income, increase, or the like; a tithe. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

4. (Mus.) The interval between any tone and the tone represented on the tenth degree of the staff above it, as between one of the scale and three of the octave above; the octave of the third. [1913 Webster]

5. pl. (Eng. Law) (a) A temporary aid issuing out of personal property, and granted to the king by Parliament; formerly, the real tenth part of all the movables belonging to the subject. (b) (Eccl. Law) The tenth part of the annual profit of every living in the kingdom, formerly paid to the pope, but afterward transferred to the crown. It now forms a part of the fund called Queen Anne's Bounty. --Burrill. [1913 Webster]


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  • tenth — [tenth] adj. [Early ME tenthe, replacing OE teogotha, teotha: see TEN & TH2] 1. preceded by nine others in a series; 10th 2. designating any of the ten equal parts of something n. 1. the one following the ninth 2 …   English World dictionary

  • tenth — /tenth/, adj. 1. next after ninth; being the ordinal number for ten. 2. being one of ten equal parts. n. 3. one of ten equal parts, esp. of one (1/10). 4. the member of a series preceding the eleventh and following the ninth. 5. Music. a. a tone… …   Universalium

  • tenth — ► ORDINAL NUMBER 1) constituting number ten in a sequence; 10th. 2) (a tenth/one tenth) each of ten equal parts into which something is divided. 3) Music an interval spanning an octave and a third in the diatonic scale. DERIVATIVES tenthly adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • Tenth — Tenth, a. [From {Ten}: cf. OE. tethe, AS. te[ o]?a. See {Ten}, and cf. {Tithe}.] 1. Next in order after the ninth; coming after nine others. [1913 Webster] 2. Constituting or being one of ten equal parts into which anything is divided. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • tenth — tenth; tenth·ly; …   English syllables

  • tenth — mid 12c., tenðe; see TEN (Cf. ten) + TH (Cf. th). Replacing O.E. teoða (W.Saxon), teiða (Northumbrian) …   Etymology dictionary

  • tenth — tenth1 [tenθ] adj coming after nine other things in a series ▪ in the tenth century ▪ her tenth birthday >tenth pron ▪ I m planning to leave on the tenth (=the tenth day of the month) . tenth 2 tenth2 n one of ten equal parts of something …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • tenth — [[t]tɛnθ[/t]] adj. 1) next after ninth; being the ordinal number for ten 2) being one of ten equal parts 3) a tenth part, esp. of one (1/10) 4) the tenth member of a series 5) mad a) a musical interval encompassing an octave and a third b) mad a… …   From formal English to slang

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