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ted

[ ted ]
/ tɛd /
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verb (used with object), ted·ded, ted·ding.

to spread out for drying, as newly mown hay.

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Origin of ted

1400–50; late Middle English tedde; cognate with Old Norse tethja to manure, Old High German zettan to spread, Greek dateîsthai to divide

OTHER WORDS FROM ted

un·ted·ded, adjective

Definition for ted (2 of 2)

Ted
[ ted ]
/ tɛd /

noun

British Slang. Teddy boy.
a male given name, form of Edward or Theodore.
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British Dictionary definitions for ted (1 of 2)

ted1
/ (tɛd) /

verb teds, tedding or tedded

to shake out and loosen (hay), so as to dry it

Word Origin for ted

C15: from Old Norse tethja; related to tad dung, Old High German zetten to spread

British Dictionary definitions for ted (2 of 2)

ted2
/ (tɛd) /

noun

informal short for teddy boy
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