- Also called teeing ground.the starting place, usually a hard mound of earth, at the beginning of play for each hole.
- a small wooden, plastic, metal, or rubber peg from which the ball is driven, as in teeing off.
- Football. a device on which the ball may be placed to raise it off the ground preparatory to kicking.
- Golf. to place (the ball) on a tee.
- tee off,
- Golf.to strike the ball from a tee.
- Slang.to reprimand severely; scold: He teed off on his son for wrecking the car.
- Informal.to begin: They teed off the program with a medley of songs.
- Baseball, Softball.to make many runs and hits, especially extra-base hits: teeing off for six runs on eight hits, including three doubles and a home run.
- Baseball, Softball.to hit (a pitched ball) hard and far: He teed off on a fastball and drove it into the bleachers.
- Boxing.to strike with a powerful blow, especially to the head: He teed off on his opponent with an overhand right.
- Slang.to make angry, irritated, or disgusted: She was teed off because her dinner guests were late.
Origin of tee2
Examples from the Web for teed
Anxious labor activists know well that the Court has teed up a future challenge to all mandatory dues.The Conservative Case for Unions After the Harris v. Quinn Decision
July 2, 2014
This whole thing is teed up for Romney to get some momentum, you understand that, right?Final Pre-Debate Thoughts
October 3, 2012
You almost wanted him to clench his teeth, slam his fist, kick the lectern—anything to show that he was teed off.Aloof, Even in Defeat
November 3, 2010
Sean Hannity teed off on NPR, and had pollster Frank Luntz ask a focus group whether Williams was fired unfairly.NPR's Juan Williams Disaster
October 21, 2010
The media narrative by now is set in concrete: The voters are teed off, rising up, mad as hell and ready to wreak havoc.How the Media Blew the Midterms
October 18, 2010
Teed turned and came back, with an intolerable smirk, straight to the desk.
Teed was the brightest pupil in his laboratory and he had voted for acquittal.
Teed reached the end of his junior year with a heap of conditions in the classics.
A ball so lifted shall be teed if possible behind the place where it lay.The Complete Golfer 
It was replaced, but again flew out, hitting Mr. Teed in the face.True Ghost Stories
- a pipe fitting in the form of a letter T, used to join three pipes
- a metal section with a cross section in the form of a letter T, such as a rolled-steel joist
- any part or component shaped like a T
- Also called: teeing ground an area, often slightly elevated, from which the first stroke of a hole is made
- a support for a golf ball, usually a small wooden or plastic peg, used when teeing off or in long grass, etc
- (when intr, often foll by up) to position (the ball) ready for striking, on or as if on a tee
- a mark used as a target in certain games such as curling and quoits
Word Origin and History for teed
in golf, 1721, back-formation from teaz (1673), taken as a plural; a Scottish word of uncertain origin. The original form was a little heap of sand. The verb meaning "place a ball on a golf tee" is recorded from 1673; figurative sense of "to make ready" (usually with up) is recorded from 1938. Teed off in the figurative sense of "angry, annoyed" is first recorded 1953, probably as a euphemism for p(iss)ed off.