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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The numbers 13 through 19.
  • n. The 13th through 19th items in a series or scale, as years of a century or degrees of temperature.
  • n. A teenager.
  • adj. Teenage.
  • n. Archaic Misery; grief.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A teenager, a person between 13 and 19 years old.
  • n. Grief, sorrow; suffering.
  • v. To excite; to provoke; to vex; to afflict; to injure. - Piers Plowman
  • v. To hedge or fence in; to enclose.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Grief; sorrow; affiction; pain.
  • n. a teenager.
  • transitive v. To excite; to provoke; to vex; to affict; to injure.
  • transitive v. To hedge or fence in; to inclose.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To grieve; afflict; reflexively, to be vexed.
  • To inclose; make a fence round.
  • A corruption of teend for tind.
  • To allot; bestow.
  • A suffix used in the cardinal numerals from thirteen to nineteen, meaning ‘ten,’ and expressing in these numerals ten more than the amount indicated by the initial element.
  • n. Grief; sorrow; trouble; ill fortune; harm.
  • n. Vexation; anger; hate.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. being of the age 13 through 19
  • n. a juvenile between the onset of puberty and maturity

Etymologies

Middle English tene, from Old English tēona.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Back-formation from teenager. (Wiktionary)
Middle English tene, from Old English teōna ("reproach, wrong"), from teōn ("to accuse"); akin to German zeihen, Gothic 𐌲𐌰𐍄𐌴𐌹𐌷𐌰𐌽 (gateihan, "to tell, announce"), Latin dīcere ("to say"). See token. (Wiktionary)
From Old English teónian, tnan ("to slander, vex"). See Etymology 2 above. (Wiktionary)
See tine to shut (Wiktionary)

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