- (in philosophical Taoism) the virtue or power inherent in a person or thing existing in harmony with the Tao.
Origin of Te
< Chinese (Wade-Giles) te2, (pinyin) dé
or T and E
- travel and entertainment.
morituri te salutamus
[moh-ri-too-ree te sah-loo-tah-moo s; English mawr-i-too r-ahy tee sal-yoo-tey-uh s, -tyoo r-ahy, -too r-ee, -tyoo r-ee]
- we who are about to die salute you: said by Roman gladiators to the emperor.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for te
The other two are da—meaning father—and te—an alternate spelling of ti.Well, La Ti Da: Stephin Merritt’s Winning Little Words of Scrabble
October 11, 2014
To Connolly and Morris, Bulger was a TE, or top-echelon informant, the highest designation in the Bureau for a snitch.‘You’re a F—cking Liar’: Whitey Bulger and the FBI’s Sordid History
July 1, 2013
TE Lawrence, for example, finally recognised “that I could not sincerely take on the Arab skin,” and the same is true of Paddy.Goodbye to My Hero
June 20, 2011
My feelings for Nice are a bit like what is sometimes written on Mexican cakes for Valentine's Day: te amo y te odio.J. M.G. Le Clézio on His Birthplace
Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio
April 6, 2011
So Barack and Bubba are scheduled for a tê te-à -tê te today.Bill's Message for Barack
December 10, 2010
Te Otamatea, for instance, is a single house and nothing more.Brighter Britain! (Volume 1 of 2)
William Delisle Hay
"Get your fiddle and play us a 'Te Deum' for the occasion," said Dick suddenly.Nell, of Shorne Mills
We remained two days to rest, sing the Te Deum, high mass, and preach.
Ar' te mis, or Diana—goddess of the moon and sister to Apollo.
Te Deum will be sung in all the churches, and it is to be a great fête-day.The Hour and the Man
- music (in tonic sol-fa) the syllable used for the seventh note or subtonic of any scale
- The symbol for the elementtellurium
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
- The symbol for tellurium.
- A metalloid element that occurs as either a brittle, shiny, silvery-white crystal or a gray or brown powder. Small amounts of tellurium are used to improve the alloys of various metals. Atomic number 52; atomic weight 127.60; melting point 449.5°C; boiling point 989.8°C; specific gravity 6.24; valence 2, 4, 6. See Periodic Table.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary Copyright © 2011. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.