American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The letter t.
- n. Something shaped like a T.
- n. Sports & Games A mark aimed at in certain games, such as curling or quoits.
- idiom. to a tee Perfectly; exactly: a plan that suits me to a tee.
- n. A small peg with a concave top for holding a golf ball for an initial drive.
- n. The designated area of each golf hole from which a player makes his or her first stroke.
- n. A device used to stand a football on end for a kickoff.
- n. A shaft with a concave top attached to a flat base, used to hold the ball in T-ball.
- v. To place (a ball) on a tee. Often used with up.
- tee off To drive a golf ball from the tee.
- tee off Slang To start or begin: They teed off the fundraising campaign with a dinner.
- tee off Slang To make angry or disgusted: The impertinent remarks teed the speaker off.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In naval tactics, to manœuver (a fleet) so as to place it across the head of the enemy's column of vessels, thus enabling the guns to be concentrated on the leading vessels of the enemy, who cannot reply effectively.
- n. A method of making baskets applied by some California Indians; a twined lattice weave. consisting of four elements — an upright warp of rods, a horizontal warp crossing these at right angles, and a regular plain twin/id weaving of two elements, holding the warps firmly together. The horizontal warp is on the outside of the basket.
- To draw; lead.
- To draw away; go; proceed.
- A dialectal form of tie.
- n. A mark toward which missiles, as balls, quoits, or curling-stones, are aimed in different games.
- n. In the game of golf, the sand or earth on which the ball is very slightly raised at the beginning of play for each hole. See the quotation under tee, verb
- In golf-playing, to place (a ball) on the tee preparatory to striking off.
- n. The name of the letter T, or t.
- n. Something having the shape of the letter T. Specifically— A pipe-joint or branch-coupling in the shape of the letter T; a pipe-coupling having three bells or mouths, one being at right angles with the other two.
- n. An umbrella-shaped metallic ornament, usually gilded, and often hung with bells, which crowns a dagoba in Indo-Chinese countries. It represents the gold umbrella as an emblem of royalty.
- n. The name of the Latin script letter T/t.
- n. Something shaped like the letter T. Found in compounds such as tee-shirt, tee-beam, tee-frame, tee-iron, tee-headed.
- n. T-shirt
- v. transitive, obsolete To draw; lead.
- v. intransitive, obsolete To draw away; go; proceed.
- n. golf A flat area of ground from which players hit their first shots on a golf hole.
- n. golf A usually wooden or plastic peg from which a golf ball is hit on the first shot on a golf hole.
- n. curling The target area of a curling rink
- v. golf To place a ball on a tee
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The mark aimed at in curling and in quoits.
- n. The nodule of earth, or a short peg stuck into the ground, from which the ball is struck at the beginning of play for each hole in golf.
- n. A short piece of pipe having a lateral outlet, used to connect a line of pipe with a pipe at a right angle with the line; -- so called because it resembles the letter t in shape.
- n. The letter T, t; also, something shaped like, or resembling in form, the letter T.
- v. (Golf) To place (the ball) on a tee; also called to
- v. connect with a tee
- n. the starting place for each hole on a golf course
- v. place on a tee
- n. support holding a football on end and above the ground preparatory to the kickoff
- n. a short peg put into the ground to hold a golf ball off the ground
- First attested in the 17th century with the form teaz. (Wiktionary)
- Back-formation from obsolete Scots teaz (taken as a pl.) (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“June 15, 2008 at 4:53 am o ai furgot: bussles round kitch-hen…*boily boily watr* *gets teh fyne chine tee cups* *gets teh meelk and teh spoons an teh sugur* *gets teh tee pot an teh tee cozi* *scoop teh tee* *poors teh watr*”
“*adds cracknels, half-decent crackers as opposed to teh sordid variety, swiss choklit rolls, a variety of sponge cakes, tee, moar tee, coffee for hare tics dat downt drink tee, oak casks ob awl 6000 TTI microbrews, adn sum moar tee*”
“As I suspect many Plainfielders will not be able to be present in Jena, wearing a tee is a way to show your support of equal justice in the USA.”
“: 1 1 Tiger Woods It's a broken record, but distance off the tee is the No. 1 reason.”
“An iron off the tee is the safe shot, but that only sets up one of the most difficult approach shots at The Belfry — a mid-iron over a stream that must avoid two enlarged bunkers.”
“Unless I change my mind again ... tee hee concerned voter”
“The purple “gowns and crowns” tee is my favorite, although my daughter SHOULD get something that says “bossy”!!!”
“OoOoOh my gosh, these are TOO cute!!! the black & white stiletto on pink long sleeved tee is a MUST have!!!”
“EDITED: In addition to the autographed photo we also have a tee from the One Less Nemesis company to give to the winner.”
“The tee is perched on a rocky cliff, offering spectacular views of the coast.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘tee’.
A list of 3-letter words which cannot be formed by adding a letter to a 2-letter word (see Ken Clark's word lists found at http://www.seattlescrab...
Terms and phrases associated with the game and sport of curling.
I loathe golf, but I love the olde fashioned names for the clubs.
See also The Phonetic alphabet by oroboros.
Just like it says
Being a list of the proper names of glyphs, both exotic and common, found in the typographer's toolbox.
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words that are typed only with my left hand
Words formed from the letters in "reesetee". (See comments about "teetee" on Still more bird wirds; also see comments at retree.)
My new-learnt words.
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