Dictionary.com

ted

[ ted ]
/ tɛd /
Save This Word!

verb (used with object), ted·ded, ted·ding.
to spread out for drying, as newly mown hay.
QUIZ
FIRE UP YOUR VOCAB FOR A "RED" SYNONYMS QUIZ
No fire engine reds here, only a fierce collection of vibrant words for the color red to test yourself on.
Question 1 of 7
What does "amaranth" mean?
Meet Grammar CoachWrite or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing
Meet Grammar CoachImprove Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

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

Other definitions for ted (2 of 2)

Ted
[ ted ]
/ tɛd /

noun
British Slang. Teddy boy.
a male given name, form of Edward or Theodore.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

How to use ted in a sentence

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK