ted

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

to spread out for drying, as newly mown hay.

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
Related formsun·ted·ded, adjective

Definition for ted (2 of 5)

Ted

[ ted ]
/ tɛd /

noun

British Slang. Teddy boy.
a male given name, form of Edward or Theodore.

Definition for ted (3 of 5)

Kennedy

[ ken-i-dee ]
/ ˈkɛn ɪ di /

noun

Definition for ted (4 of 5)

Atkinson

[ at-kin-suh n ]
/ ˈæt kɪn sən /

noun

Sir Harry Albert,1831–92, New Zealand statesman, born in England: prime minister 1876–77, 1883–84, 1887–91.
(Justin) Brooks,1894–1984, U.S. drama critic, journalist, and author.
Theodore FrancisTed, 1916–2005, U.S. jockey, born in Canada.

Definition for ted (5 of 5)

Williams

[ wil-yuh mz ]
/ ˈwɪl yəmz /

noun

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British Dictionary definitions for ted (1 of 6)

ted

1
/ (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 6)

ted

2
/ (tɛd) /

noun

informal short for teddy boy

British Dictionary definitions for ted (3 of 6)

Atkinson

/ (ˈætkɪnsən) /

noun

Sir Harry Albert. 1831–92, New Zealand statesman, born in England: prime minister of New Zealand (1876–77; 1883–84; 1887–91)

British Dictionary definitions for ted (4 of 6)

Kennedy

1
/ (ˈkɛnɪdɪ) /

noun

Cape Kennedy a former name (1963–73) of (Cape) Canaveral

British Dictionary definitions for ted (5 of 6)

Kennedy

2
/ (ˈkɛnɪdɪ) /

noun

Charles Peter. born 1959, British politician, leader of the Liberal Democrats (1999–2006)
Edward (Moore), known as Ted . 1932–2009, US Democrat politician; senator 1962–2009
his brother, John (Fitzgerald), known as JFK. 1917–63, US Democrat statesman; 35th president of the US (1961–63), the first Roman Catholic and the youngest man ever to be president. He demanded the withdrawal of Soviet missiles from Cuba (1962) and prepared civil rights reforms; assassinated
Nigel (Paul). born 1956, British violinist, noted for his flamboyant style
Robert (Francis), known as Bobby, brother of John Kennedy. 1925–68, US Democrat statesman; attorney general (1961–64) and senator for New York (1965–68); assassinated

British Dictionary definitions for ted (6 of 6)

Williams

/ (ˈwɪljəmz) /

noun

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