(Tem"u*lence Tem"u*len*cy) n. [L. temulentia.] Intoxication; inebriation; drunkenness. [R.]
"Their temulency." Jer. Taylor.
(Tem"u*lent) a. [L. temulentus.] Intoxicated; drunken. [R.]
(Tem"u*lent*ive) a. Somewhat temulent; addicted to drink. [R.] R. Junius.
(Ten) a. [AS. ten, tién, tn, tene; akin to OFries. tian, OS. tehan, D. tien, G. zehn, OHG. zehan,
Icel. tiu, Sw. tio, Dan. ti, Goth. taíhun, Lith. deszimt, Russ. desiate, W. deg, Ir. & Gael. deich,
L. decem, Gr. Skr. daçan. &radic308. Cf. Dean, Decade, Decimal, December, Eighteen,
Eighty, Teens, Tithe.] One more than nine; twice five.
With twice ten sail I crossed the Phrygian Sea.Dryden.
Ten is often used, indefinitely, for several, many, and other like words.
There 's proud modesty in merit,Dryden.
Averse from begging, and resolved to pay
Ten times the gift it asks.
1. The number greater by one than nine; the sum of five and five; ten units of objects.
I will not destroy it for ten's sake.Gen. xviii. 32.
2. A symbol representing ten units, as 10, x, or X.
(Ten`a*bil"i*ty) n. The quality or state of being tenable; tenableness.
(Ten"a*ble) a. [F. tenable, fr. tenir to hold, L. tenere. See Thin, and cf. Continue, Continent,
Entertain, Maintain, Tenant, Tent.] Capable of being held, naintained, or defended, as against an
assailant or objector, or againts attempts to take or process; as, a tenable fortress, a tenable argument.
If you have hitherto concealed his sight,Shak.
Let it be tenable in your silence still.
I would be the last man in the world to give up his cause when it was tenable.Sir W. Scott.