the holding or possessing of anything:
the tenure of an office.
the holding of property, especially real property, of a superior in return for services to be rendered.
the period or term of holding something.
status granted to an employee, usually after a probationary period, indicating that the position or employment is permanent.
verb (used with object)
to give tenure to:
After she served three years on probation, the committee tenured her.
the possession or holding of an office or position
the length of time an office, position, etc, lasts; term
(mainly US & Canadian) the improved security status of a person after having been in the employ of the same company or institution for a specified period
the right to permanent employment until retirement, esp for teachers, lecturers, etc
the holding or occupying of property, esp realty, in return for services rendered, etc
the duration of such holding or occupation
adjective 1. Music. (of a note, chord, or rest) held to the full time value. adjective, adverb 1. (music) (of a note) to be held for or beyond its full time value (written above a note) ¯
- Ten-weeks stock
[ten-weeks] /ˈtɛnˈwiks/ noun 1. a stock, Matthiola incana annua, of the mustard family, having spikes of white, lilac, or crimson flowers.
noun 1. a steam locomotive having a four-wheeled front truck, six driving wheels, and no rear truck.
- Ten-yard rule
noun 1. (rugby) the rule allowing a referee, when a player disputes the award of a penalty or free kick, to penalize the offending side further by moving the place from which the kick is to be taken ten yards further forward