See also: TENS

EnglishEdit

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NounEdit

tens

  1. plural of ten

NounEdit

tens pl (plural only)

  1. (poker slang) A pair of tens.
  2. The second decade of a century: the 1910s, 2010s, etc. The teens, the oneties.

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Etymology 1Edit

Borrowed from Latin tēnsus. Compare the inherited doublet tes.

AdjectiveEdit

tens (feminine tensa, masculine plural tensos, feminine plural tenses)

  1. tense, taut
    Antonym: lax

Etymology 2Edit

VerbEdit

tens

  1. second-person singular present indicative form of tenir

Further readingEdit


Middle EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French tens, tans, from Latin tempus.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

tens (plural tenses or tens)

  1. (grammar) tense

DescendantsEdit

  • English: tense

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Old FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin tempus.

NounEdit

tens m (oblique plural tens, nominative singular tens, nominative plural tens)

  1. Alternative form of tans
    • 13th century, Unknown, La Vie de Saint Laurent, page 1, column 2, line 16:
      Ki trop i prent son tens i pert
      He who spends too much of his time on it suffers as a result

PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin tenēs. Cognate with Galician tes and Spanish tienes. Also compare with vens.

PronunciationEdit

 
 

VerbEdit

tens

  1. second-person singular present indicative of ter

SwedishEdit

NounEdit

tens

  1. indefinite genitive singular of ten.

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