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{adj: approximate, approximative, rough} not quite exact or correct

"the approximate time was 10 o'clock"

"a rough guess"

"a ballpark estimate"

{adj: careful} full of cares or anxiety

"Thou art careful and troubled about many things"-Luke 10.41

{adj: out-of-pocket} calling for the spending of cash

"his out-of-pocket costs were $10"

{adj: quiet} characterized by an absence or near absence of agitation or activity

"a quiet life"

"a quiet throng of onlookers"

"quiet peace-loving people"

"the factions remained quiet for almost 10 years"

<-> unquiet

{adj: ten thousand} denoting a quantity consisting of 10,000 items or units

{adj: ten, 10, x} being one more than nine

{adj: ten-membered, 10-membered} of a chemical compound having a ring with ten members

{adj: typical} exhibiting the qualities or characteristics that identify a group or kind or category

"a typical American girl"

"a typical suburban community"

"the typical car owner drives 10,000 miles a year"

"a painting typical of the Impressionist school"

"a typical romantic poem"

"a typical case of arteritis"

<-> atypical

{adv: as the crow flies} by the shortest and most direct route

"it's 10 miles as the crow flies"

{adv: each, to each one, for each one, from each one, apiece} to or from every one of two or more (considered individually)

"they received $10 each"

{adv: if not} perhaps; indicating possibility of being more remarkable (greater or better or sooner) than

"will yield 10% if not more"

"pretty if not actually beautiful"

"let's meet tonight if not sooner"

{adv: tacitly} in a tacit manner; by unexpressed agreement

"they are tacitly expected to work 10 hours a day"

{n: Bel, B} a logarithmic unit of sound intensity equal to 10 decibels

{n: Claudius, Claudius I, Tiberius Claudius Drusus Nero Germanicus} Roman Emperor after his nephew Caligula was murdered; consolidated the Empire and conquered southern Britain; was poisoned by his fourth wife Agrippina after her son Nero was named as Claudius' heir (10 BC to AD 54)

{n: Clifford trust, grantor trust} a trust established to shift the income to someone who is taxed at a lower rate than the grantor for a period of 10 years or more

{n: Coma Berenices} a constellation in the northern hemisphere between Ursa Major and Bootes; contains a cluster of some 10,000 galaxies

{n: Downing Street} a street of Westminster in London

"the Prime Minister lives at No. 10 Downing Street"

{n: Etna, Mount Etna, Mt Etna} an inactive volcano in Sicily; last erupted in 1961; the highest volcano in Europe (10,500 feet)

{n: Fast of Tevet} (Judaism) a minor fast day on Tevet 10 commemorates the beginning of the siege of Jerusalem and has also been proclaimed a memorial day for the six million Jews who died in the Holocaust

{n: Frisbee} a light plastic disk about 10 inches in diameter; sailed with a flip of the wrist for recreation or competition

{n: Gregorian calendar, New Style calendar} the solar calendar now in general use, introduced by Gregory XIII in 1582 to correct an error in the Julian calendar by suppressing 10 days, making Oct 5 be called Oct 15, and providing that only centenary years divisible by 400 should be leap years; it was adopted by Great Britain and the American colonies in 1752

{n: Holocene, Holocene epoch, Recent, Recent epoch} approximately the last 10,000 years

{n: January, Jan} the first month of the year; begins 10 days after the winter solstice

{n: Komodo dragon, Komodo lizard, dragon lizard, giant lizard, Varanus komodoensis} the largest lizard in the world (10 feet); found on Indonesian islands

{n: Mohs scale} a scale of hardness of solids; talc is 0 and diamond is 10; ordering is determined by which substance can scratch another substance

{n: Neolithic Age, Neolithic, New Stone Age} latest part of the Stone Age beginning about 10,000 BC in the middle east (but later elsewhere)

{n: Pauropoda, class Pauropoda} an obscure class of minute arthropods with branched antennae and 8 to 10 pairs of legs

{n: Penelope} (Greek mythology) the wife of Odysseus and a symbol of devotion and fidelity; for 10 years while Odysseus fought the Trojan War she resisted numerous suitors until Odysseus returned and killed them

{n: Planck's constant, h} the constant of proportionality relating the energy of a photon to its frequency; approximately 6.626 x 10^-34 joule-second

{n: Rhodes, Rodhos} a Greek island in the southeast Aegean Sea 10 miles off the Turkish coast; the largest of the Dodecanese; it was colonized before 1000 BC by Dorians from Argos; site of the Colossus of Rhodes

{n: Richter scale} a logarithmic scale of 1 to 10 used to express the energy released by an earthquake

{n: Roman numeral} a symbol in the old Roman notation; I,V,X,L,C,D,M represent 1,5,10,50,100,500,1000 respectively in Arabic notation

<-> Arabic numeral

{n: Treasury bond} a debt instrument with maturities of 10 years or longer

{n: Treasury note} securities with maturities of 1 to 10 years; sold for cash or in exchange for maturing issues or at auction

{n: Upper Paleolithic} the time period during which only modern Homo sapiens was known to have existed; ended about 10,000 years BC

{n: abampere, abamp} a unit of current equal to 10 amperes

{n: abcoulomb} a unit of electrical charge equal to 10 coulombs

{n: absolute magnitude} (astronomy) the magnitude that a star would have if it were viewed from a distance of 10 parsecs (32.62 light years) from the earth

{n: arithmetic progression} (mathematics) a progression in which a constant is added to each term in order to obtain the next term

"1-4-7-10-13- is the start of an arithmetic progression"

{n: attack} an offensive move in a sport or game

"they won the game with a 10-hit attack in the 9th inning"

{n: attosecond} one quintillionth (10^-18) of a second; one thousandth of a femtosecond

{n: bail, bail bond, bond} (criminal law) money that must be forfeited by the bondsman if an accused person fails to appear in court for trial

"the judge set bail at $10,000"

"a $10,000 bond was furnished by an alderman"

{n: base, radix} (numeration system) the positive integer that is equivalent to one in the next higher counting place

"10 is the radix of the decimal system"

{n: bath} an ancient Hebrew liquid measure equal to about 10 gallons

{n: bottom quark, beauty quark} a quark with a charge of -1/3 and a mass about 10,000 times that of an electron

{n: broad-leaved montia, Montia cordifolia} succulent plant with mostly basal leaves; stem bears 1 pair of broadly ovate or heart-shaped leaves and a loose raceme of 3-10 white flowers; western North America

{n: catch, haul} the quantity that was caught

"the catch was only 10 fish"

{n: chebab} a Palestinian juvenile 10-15 years old who fights against the Israelis

{n: clock time, time} the time as given by a clock

"do you know what time it is?"

"the time is 10 o'clock"

{n: closed universe} (cosmology) a universe in which there is sufficient matter to halt the expansion that began with the big bang and to cause the universe to collapse again; the visible matter is only 10 percent of the matter required for closure but there may be large amounts of dark matter

{n: common logarithm} a logarithm to the base 10

{n: decade, decennary, decennium} a period of 10 years

{n: decagon} a polygon with 10 sides and 10 angles

{n: decibel, dB} a logarithmic unit of sound intensity; 10 times the logarithm of the ratio of the sound intensity to some reference intensity

{n: decigram, dg} 1/10 gram

{n: decimal fraction, decimal} a proper fraction whose denominator is a power of 10

{n: decimal notation} any notation that uses 10 different characters (usually the digits 0 to 9)

{n: dekagram, decagram, dkg, dag} 10 grams

{n: dekaliter, dekalitre, decaliter, decalitre, dal, dkl} a metric unit of volume or capacity equal to 10 liters

{n: denier} a unit of measurement for the fineness of silk or nylon or rayon

"with an evening dress one wears 10 denier stockings"

{n: den} a unit of 8 to 10 cub scouts

{n: distance, space} the interval between two times

"the distance from birth to death"

"it all happened in the space of 10 minutes"

{n: double digit} a two-digit integer; from 10 to 99

{n: eagle} a former gold coin in the United States worth 10 dollars

{n: ethernet} a type of networking technology for local area networks; coaxial cable carries radio frequency signals between computers at a rate of 10 megabits per second

{n: example, illustration, instance, representative} an item of information that is representative of a type

"this patient provides a typical example of the syndrome"

"there is an example on page 10"

{n: femtosecond} one quadrillionth (10^-15) of a second; one thousandth of a picosecond

{n: footprint} the area taken up by some object

"the computer had a desktop footprint of 10 by 16 inches"

{n: formalin, formol} a 10% solution of formaldehyde in water; used as a disinfectant or to preserve biological specimens

{n: fragmentation bomb, antipersonnel bomb, anti-personnel bomb, daisy cutter} a bomb with only 10 to 20 per cent explosive and the remainder consisting of casings designed to break into many small high-velocity fragments; most effective against troops and vehicles

{n: gale} a strong wind moving 45-90 knots; force 7 to 10 on Beaufort scale

{n: gasohol} a gasoline substitute consisting of 90% gasoline and 10% grain alcohol from corn

{n: gin, gin rummy, knock rummy} a form of rummy in which a player can go out if the cards remaining in their hand total less than 10 points

{n: goliath frog, Rana goliath} largest living frog; up to a foot and weighing up to 10 lbs; Africa

{n: gunpowder, powder} a mixture of potassium nitrate, charcoal, and sulfur in a 75:15:10 ratio which is used in gunnery, time fuses, and fireworks

{n: half-and-half} half milk and half light cream; contains 10% to 18% butterfat

{n: hao} 10 hao equal 1 dong in Vietnam

{n: hectare} (abbreviated `ha') a unit of surface area equal to 100 ares (or 10,000 square meters)

{n: homer, kor} an ancient Hebrew unit of capacity equal to 10 baths or 10 ephahs

{n: hour, minute} distance measured by the time taken to cover it

"we live an hour from the airport"

"its just 10 minutes away"

{n: jets, blue jets} atmospheric discharges (lasting 10 msec) bursting from the tops of giant storm clouds in blue cones that widen as they flash upward

{n: jiao} 10 jiao equal 1 yuan in China

{n: konini, tree fuchsia, native fuchsia, Fuchsia excorticata} erect deciduous shrub or tree to 10 feet with maroon flowers; New Zealand

{n: leap} the distance leaped (or to be leaped)

"a leap of 10 feet"

{n: manganese steel, austenitic manganese steel} a steel with a relatively large component (10-14%) of manganese; highly resistant to wear and shock

{n: microsecond} one millionth (10^-6) of a second; one thousandth of a millisecond

{n: mile, Swedish mile} a Swedish unit of length equivalent to 10 km

{n: millisecond, msec} one thousandth (10^-3) of a second

{n: minibus} a light bus (4 to 10 passengers)

{n: molybdenum steel} steel containing 10-15% molybdenum; properties are similar to tungsten steel

{n: myriameter, myriametre, mym} a metric unit of length equal to 10,000 meters

{n: nanosecond} one billionth (10^-9) of a second; one thousandth of a microsecond

{n: neon, Ne, atomic number 10} a colorless odorless gaseous element that give a red glow in a vacuum tube; one of the six inert gasses; occurs in the air in small amounts

{n: order of magnitude, magnitude} a number assigned to the ratio of two quantities; two quantities are of the same order of magnitude if one is less than 10 times as large as the other; the number of magnitudes that the quantities differ is specified to within a power of 10

{n: outage} a temporary suspension of operation (as of computers)

"there will be a network outage from 8 to 10 a.m."

{n: pachycephalosaur, pachycephalosaurus} bipedal herbivore having 10 inches of bone atop its head; largest boneheaded dinosaur ever found

{n: passage, transit} a journey usually by ship

"the outward passage took 10 days"

{n: phot} a unit of illumination equal to 1 lumen per square centimeter; 10,000 phots equal 1 lux

{n: picosecond} one trillionth (10^-12) of a second; one thousandth of a nanosecond

{n: polypeptide} a peptide containing 10 to more than 100 amino acids

{n: pounder} (used only in combination) something weighing a given number of pounds

"the fisherman caught a 10-pounder"

"their linemen are all 300-pounders"

{n: prison term, sentence, time} the period of time a prisoner is imprisoned

"he served a prison term of 15 months"

"his sentence was 5 to 10 years"

"he is doing time in the county jail"

{n: rate, charge per unit} amount of a charge or payment relative to some basis

"a 10-minute phone call at that rate would cost $5"

{n: respite, recess, break, time out} a pause from doing something (as work)

"we took a 10-minute break"

"he took time out to recuperate"

{n: rhythm method of birth control, rhythm method, rhythm, calendar method of birth control, calendar method} natural family planning in which ovulation is assumed to occur 14 days before the onset of a period (the fertile period would be assumed to extend from day 10 through day 18 of her cycle)

{n: rise, boost, hike, cost increase} an increase in cost

"they asked for a 10% rise in rates"

{n: rondeau, rondel} a French verse form of 10 or 13 lines running on two rhymes; the opening phrase is repeated as the refrain of the second and third stanzas

{n: royal flush} a poker hand with the ace, king, queen, jack, and 10 all in the same suit

{n: scale, scale of measurement, graduated table, ordered series} an ordered reference standard

"judging on a scale of 1 to 10"

{n: sprites, red sprites} atmospheric electricity (lasting 10 msec) appearing as globular flashes of red (pink to blood-red) light rising to heights of 60 miles (sometimes seen together with elves)

{n: ten, 10, X, tenner, decade} the cardinal number that is the sum of nine and one; the base of the decimal system

{n: tenner, ten dollar bill} a United States bill worth 10 dollars

{n: thousand, one thousand, 1000, M, K, chiliad, G, grand, thou, yard} the cardinal number that is the product of 10 and 100

{n: whole gale} wind moving 55-63 knots; 10 on the Beaufort scale

{n: whole shebang, whole kit and caboodle, kit and caboodle, whole kit and boodle, kit and boodle, whole kit, whole caboodle, whole works, works, full treatment} everything available; usually preceded by `the'

"we saw the whole shebang"

"a hotdog with the works"

"we took on the whole caboodle"

"for $10 you get the full treatment"

{n: worth} an indefinite quantity of something having a specified value

"10 dollars worth of gasoline"

{v: eat} eat a meal ; take a meal

"We did not eat until 10 P.M. because there were so many phone calls"

"I didn't eat yet, so I gladly accept your invitation"

{v: fetch, bring in, bring} be sold for a certain price

"The painting brought $10,000"

"The old print fetched a high price at the auction"

{v: give} inflict as a punishment

"She gave the boy a good spanking"

"The judge gave me 10 years"

{v: multiply} combine by multiplication

"multiply 10 by 15"

<-> divide

{v: parole} release a criminal from detention and place him on parole

"The prisoner was paroled after serving 10 years in prison"

{v: pledge, subscribe} pay (an amount of money) as a contribution to a charity or service, especially at regular intervals

"I pledged $10 a month to my favorite radio station"

{v: range, run} change or be different within limits

"Estimates for the losses in the earthquake range as high as $2 billion"

"Interest rates run from 5 to 10 percent"

"The instruments ranged from tuba to cymbals"

"My students range from very bright to dull"

{v: run} cover by running ; run a certain distance

"She ran 10 miles that day"

{v: turn} alter the functioning or setting of

"turn the dial to 10"

"turn the heat down"

{v: zonk out} fall asleep fast, as when one is extremely tired

"after the long drive, we zonked out and slept for 10 hours"

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